Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within
Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Roberts Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole storyfrom the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his lifeincluding his successes, tragedies, struggles with thoughts of suicideto show how his faith and his family pulled him through. Includes 8 pages of color photos.
In a nutshell:
As I shuffled along, discomfort occupied my thoughts until I noticed my fellow new
cadets. They were strung out ahead of and behind me, some limping, some
slouching, many apparently daydreaming. Maybe they, too, thought of how their ...
Here were cadets, their heads shaved, uniforms caked with mud, eyes gaunt but
sparkling, seated in circles scrubbing their weapons. Rising above the dirty
cadets were echeloned rows of battleship gray living bays, tucked into the forest.
The group of new cadets ahead were piling up at the base of the mountain after
embarking on their climb and then slowing to a crawl. Rather than feed the
bottleneck, our cadre instructed us to take a knee, which proved to be much more
My world had been reduced to the sagging pack of the new cadet in front of me,
and beyond him, the mountain. I peered up at the path above. The trail switched
back every few meters, forming a zigzag of new cadets as far up the mountain as
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An open look at the heart of a warriorUser Review - Kevin - Christianbook.com
There were two huge aspects I loved about this book. First, as a man outside the military, I was shown what it was like to become a soldier and the bonds required to become a Ranger. Second, the ... Read full review
"Two Wars" is a military autobiography which impressed me with the astounding story and by the vivid writing. Nate Self describes the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of what it's like to be in ... Read full review