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Desperate Glory By Sam Kiley

Desperate Glory by Sam Kiley

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In the dust and blazing heat of Helmand, the young men of 16 Air Assault Brigade find themselves in the most relentless battles faced by British troops in recent history. This title presents a portrait of the reality of war - the bombs, the shooting and the daily struggles that push them to the very limit of human endurance.

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Desperate Glory: At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade by Sam Kiley

In the dust and blazing heat of Helmand, the young men of 16 Air Assault Brigade find themselves in the most relentless battles faced by British troops in recent history. As the only writer to have obtained unprecedented, unrestricted access to the front line, Sam Kiley is with them to bear witness to the most intense challenges of their lives. "Desperate Glory" is an unflinching portrait of the reality of war - the bombs, the shooting and the daily struggles that push them to the very limit of human endurance.

Desperate Glory Reviews

'Riveting. Evocative. Spine Chilling. Taste the bullets and the fear. Kiley writes like a dream, taking the reader into the heart of the heat, blood and dust of the Afghan nightmare' Damien Lewis, author of Apache Dawn 'A triumph ... Without hyperbole, without any softening or glamorising effects, he takes us to the battlefield and shows us its grimness' Patrick Bishop, Evening Standard 'Kiley is a remarkable reporter ... He writes with affection as well as insight, through turbulent and bloody experiences' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'A vivid writer, not afraid of physicality, able to depict in words a scene that would never be shown on television. He writes fiercely in the just causes of men at war' Kate Saunders, The Times

About Sam Kiley

Award-winning journalist Sam Kiley has covered wars and insurgencies in more than thirty countries over the last twenty years. Educated at Oxford University, he joined The Times in 1987, and since 1990 has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, most notably in Africa, where he won acclaim for his coverage of conflicts in the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. He has worked extensively in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taleban and has made more than twenty television films for Channel Four, Sky 1 and the BBC. He is a frequent contributor to the Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, the Observer, The Times and the Spectator. Married and a father of two, Sam Kiley lives in the countryside of East Anglia.

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GOR002038497
9781408801239
140880123X
Desperate Glory: At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade by Sam Kiley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-05-03
288
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