One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

Written by:
Nathaniel C. Fick
Narrated by:
Nathaniel C. Fick

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2005
6 hours 6 minutes
If the Marines are 'the few, the proud,' Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Only one Marine in a hundred qualifies for Recon, charged with working clandestinely, often behind enemy lines. Fick's training begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth, and advances to the pinnacle -- Recon -- four years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. Along the way, he learns to shoot a man a mile away, stays awake for seventy-two hours straight, endures interrogation and torture at the secretive SERE course, learns to swim with Navy SEALs, masters the Eleven Principles of Leadership, and much more.
His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into the deadliest conflict since Vietnam. He vows he will bring all his men home safely, and to do so he'll need more than his top-flight education. He'll need luck and an increasingly clear vision of the limitations of his superiors and the missions they assign him. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders. One Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but it is an ultimately inspiring account of mastering the art of war.
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Christopher Bonino

Excellent. Lt. Fick is blatantly honest in his assessment of life before,during and after his time as an Officer in the USMC. Well written, clear and concise.

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