Feel the conflict on the page as Russ makes the decisions he does His battle between what he needs to do and what he wants to do But this book he does His battle between what he needs to do and what he wants to do But this book delivers the small stories those that would otherwise be lost as life moves on Those witty little incidents which makes the British suaddie so uniue that ability to laugh when others might cry My personal favorites are the oat and mortar man dilemma having served in a few infantry battalions myself in my time I really can relate to this the story of the missing socks and of course who can forget Russ s bad decision not to lock up the breakfast cereal This book is not about the right or wrongs of war in Afghanistan It is not a review of how the tactics or strategies of the war are being developed and implemented This is not a book about what it is like to be in a firefight although Russ covers it well This is a book about leadership the loneliness of Command and how and why the Company Commander of B Company 2 Para made the decisions he did in one of the most demanding places on the planet. Sake of his men as physical and emotional exhaustion kick in Readers will experience the highs and lows of a tour through the eyes of a leader of men in as close to real time as possible At the end of the tour Maj Lewis was awarded the
Military Cross for his leadership and allantry over the tour His citation read Resolute in defense tenacious and courageous in Cross for his leadership and allantry over the tour His citation read Resolute in defense tenacious and courageous in Lewis has set an outstanding example to B Company at significant personal risk and has been an inspiration to all ranks He still serves in the Parachute Regimen. This ives the book a feel of small snappy of text rather Than Lengthy Chapters Which lengthy chapters which you feel that you can just read about day before putting it down Which iven the subject matter is a ood thing Russ Lewis has delivered a book full of thoughts and observations which are refreshing as they are thought provoking The book is light on superlative descriptions
Of Combat Which Other Books Deliver In Spades Instead It combat which other books deliver in spades instead it the depth needed to understand the issues faced when you are in a position of command in an environment as unforgiving as Afghanistan Many entries are nothing than washed clothes read a book chatted to the lads type of thing but rather than being dull this in fact helps us understand the frustrations and long periods of boredom the lads and Russ has to endure between the moments of sheer adrenaline fueled terrorexcitement of a contact Although Russ doesn t dwell on the contacts in too much detail there is enough there to keep you interested and when casualties happen which inevitably they do you can. E 200 soldiers depending on you constantly to make decisions which can and do cost lives to see men under your command killed and injured and to be under the most intense pressure imaginable for every minute of every day for six long months Based on the journal Maj Lewis kept during the tour this book takes the reader from the excitement of the beginning of a tour to the adrenalin of the first contact through the devastating losses of his soldiers and the struggle to keep himself at the highest level of performance for the. I really enjoyed this book It ave a Taras Song great insight into company command and leadership ineneral The book was uite monotonous at times despite all the action but I Atlas of Anatomy guess this was a reflection of the one of the mail trials of being deployed in the military boredom Highly recommended If you want to know about the pressures of leadership then this book does well toet it across you really et the sense of how hard senior officers push themselves to effectively lead their men whilst also maintaining a real personal care for each man Clearly tours are very tough in Afghanistan reading this type of book only raises your respect for all "The Men Who Ve Been "men who ve been to do it Excellent book Reads like a diary very simplistic and lacking the big picture feel of some memoirs The details are very simple and repetitive That said it s still ripping and incredibly inspirational This book really stands out from the usual fair of books being written about the Stan For a start it is actually a diary or journal written in first person by the author. In 2008 Major Russell Lewis commanded a company of 200 soldiers from the British Army's legendary Parachute Regiment on a six month tour in the most dangerous part of Afghanistan Living in a remote base and under constant threat of dangerous part of Afghanistan Living in a remote base and under constant threat of from all sides by the Taliban they were on red alert 24 hours a day seven days
a week for every one of those six months And through that entire period the man in sole charge was week for every one of those six months And through that entire period the man in sole charge was Here is his story a riveting first person account of incredible bravery telling what it is like to hav.
Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR
A group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR
In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges.
Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court.
Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie will be as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.