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How does the US Army mold a video-game generation with its thumbs on the joystick into a proud fighting force with its fingers on the trigger - and lives on the line - in America's War on Terror? Michael J. MacLeod, already an accomplished professional photographer and journalist, decided to find out the hard way: by enlisting in the armed forces at age forty-one. What he observed and experienced as an embedded reporter and a serving soldier makes for an unflinching and inspiring portrait of endurance, sacrifice, discipline, and courage.
From the trials of basic training on the home front to the ranks of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division to taking fire in the hot zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, MacLeod chronicles the soldier's evolution as only one who's been in those boots can. Candid, wise, and powerful, his memoir takes listeners on an unforgettable journey through war and allows them to witness bravery firsthand.
©2015 Michael J. MacLeod (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Devin Ronk on 03-07-16

A real story of war.

enjoyed the narrator, story was well written I would find myself laughing at times then wanting to cry, I like how nothing seemed to be sugar coated it was real. As a veteran myself I salute you Michael McCloud.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Charlie Hovenas on 02-11-16

mature account of war and it's warfighters.

From the view of a 40+ man who joined the 82nd as a enlisted journalist. Probably the best account I've read or listened to, expertly narrated.

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By Rob Budden on 10-31-16

this is a brilliant book

This is a brilliant book that I would recommend to anyone. An extraordinarily heartfelt ride.

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