This Man's Army
A Soldier's Story From the Front Lines of the War on TerrorismBook - 2004
This Mans Armyfollows one extraordinary young mans transformation from Ivy League student to twenty-first-century warrior. Soldier X vividly brings to life his journey through ROTC training, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger School, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan. There he leads his men to root out the hardcore remnants of Osama bin Ladens forces, and must confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter. On his return to the United States, Soldier X must face how media coverage has distorted public perception of the war back home as he seeks to make peace with the man he had become.In the tradition of Tim OBriens If I Die in a Combat Zone, This Mans Armyis a gripping story of a young mans introduction to the horrors of war, reported with brutal honesty and compelling insight. By turns harrowing and inspiring, it is the first account of combat from a new generation that is rising to confront the grave threat that faces our civilization and our way of life.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2004
Characteristics: xiii, 239 p. ; 22 cm