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User Review  - amongstories - LibraryThing

Nathaniel Fick decided while he was in college that he was going to join the Marines. He served as an Infantry Officer and later as a Recon Marine. During that time, he saw a good chunk of what the ... Read full review

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User Review  - NMEL - Borders

A year ago my brother let me know that he had quit his Wall Street job to join the Marines and go through Officers Candidate School. As it set in I realized that I didn't know anything about what he ... Read full review

A Must Read War Memoir

User Review  - twincity33 - Overstock.com

War memoirs are often difficult to read because of the content and the writing style of the author. One Bullet Away by Capt. Fick is not one of those stories. Capt. Fick takes you though his entire ... Read full review

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User Review  - LadyHax - LibraryThing

After being introduced to Fick via Generation Kill and being quite intrigued by this earnest young officer, it was interesting to explore his experiences is this detail and depth. His romanticisation ... Read full review

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

One Bullet Away is perhaps the most detailed and complete record of a combat tour in Iraq that I have yet read. Fick must have kept daily notes or a diary. In fact the accumulation of day to day ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renne - LibraryThing

An excellent foil to Generation Kill, One Bullet Away tells the story of the initial invasion of the Second Gulf War from the perspective of an officer. Where Generation Kill gave us a unique look ... Read full review

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User Review  - kellanelizabeth - LibraryThing

A good read and a decent companion to "Generation Kill", Fick's book tends to over-think and over-write dialogue. This is a nice version of the story, but I can't help but think about how phoney it is ... Read full review

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Second best book I have ever read. As someone who just applied for OCS, it was great insight to what I am getting myself into. It doesn't cake it like a recruiter will. Lt. Fick tells you how it is, even the bad parts. I have and will continue to recommend it to everyone I encounter. Read this book if you are interested in seeing more about the Military today and how its not what you think.  

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Outstanding memoir by a young Marine lieutentant who led a platoon in Afghanistan and Iraq. Vivid, thoughtful and provocative. Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

I said that this was okay only because I might not be interested in it, but I know the perfect audience that would be: young adult males who are interested in joining some sort of army or military and ... Read full review


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