Immediate Action has ratings and 62 reviews. Supratim said: I have always been fascinated by the various Special Forces. I had heard about Andy McN. Published after Bravo Two Zero, in IMMEDIATE ACTION McNab takes us back to his early life. He starts, albeit briefly, with being raised by his. Steven Billy Mitchell, CBE, DCM, MM (born 28 December ), usually known by the . Immediate Action, McNab’s autobiography, spent 18 weeks at the top of the best-seller lists following the lifting of an ex-parte injunction granted to the.
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McNab’s fiction draws extensively on his experiences and knowledge of Special Forces soldiering. L’autobiografia di un agente del SAS, dalle incredibili prove affrontate per superare la selezione iniziale alla descrizione di varie missioni compiute in giro per il mondo nel corso degli anni. Buy the selected items together This item: I kept looking for a great secret, or something that would merit that quote, and nothing really jumped out to me, at least nothing that I hadn’t already read in countless American Military books.
And here is how they die He has also co-written a book on psychopathyclaiming that he exhibits many psychopathic traits. Dell; Reprint edition August 16, Language: Views Read Edit View history. Read reviews that mention bravo two zero immediate action andy mcnab special forces good read delta force british government green jackets gulf war air service great read highly decorated selection process remote control special air read bravo northern ireland royal green government tried became a member.
There is really only one in-depth military operation in the book. Retrieved 6 November Share your thoughts with other customers.
The award recognised his charity work with The Reading Agency promoting literacy, particularly in young adults and prisoners. Great book with many details and immesiate struggle to finish one of the hardest trainings in the world. I enjoyed this even more than Bravo Two Zero probably because the scope of this book was farther reaching.
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. This work by Andy McNab reveals, with brutal honesty, what an unpleasant, dishonest young person he was – the kind of youth we cross roads to avoid. McNab has also written about the difference in nature of immediaye people in the SAS, the wild parties, the different arms and ammunitions used by them etc.
His actionsbehind the lines in the Gulf War made him a hero. By turns chilling, astonishing, violent, funny and moving, this blistering first-hand account of life at the forward edge of battle confirms Andy McNab’s standing in the front rank of writers on modern war. Celebrity Hijack on 13 January The cost to his personal life is visible in every section, and he points out that many other soldiers have similar problems as do emergency response professionsbut acrion also points out successful relationships mvnab his friends.
As one officer rightly points out the regiment aims to create perfect soldiers, ones who can see both sides of the coin. Oddly, you’d be wrong on both counts.
SAS is known world over as the most elite special forces team and the answer to anybody’s question of why can be found in this book, the recruits go through the most gruelling physical immmediate mental exercises to prove their mettle. Retrieved 17 June Mar 06, Karen rated it liked it Actionn Retrieved 26 August Yet he continues to exhibit the self-centeredness that had made him totally disregard the feelings of others.
There was probably a fair amount of editing that occured as a result of the potentially sensitive material and I am sure that the author was writing with this possible sensorship in mind as well as the fact that he would not want to compromise past present and future regiments Interesting topic lines but not necessarily the best writing. He knows enough to not attempt to immedaite a “stand out” type – just an average type able to fit in without ever andt the boat.
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The major theme of the book is his string of failed marriages; we’re never really let into the marriages to see them, but that seems appropriate since his inattention to his wives and the amount of fun he was having at work was the cause of the first three failed relationships.
Whilst there is quite a bit of technical information that is discussed the writing doesn’t drag and remains engaging. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Books by Andy McNab.
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Andy McNab’s Army Memoirs 3 books. Indeed, apart from very rare hints of a better nature, it’s not until the last moments of the book that he suggests that This is a memoir that shows that even the author can find it difficult to find any redeeming features about themselves! It’s actually quite funny in some places. Dec 01, Glenn rated it it was amazing. The One That Got Away: Asher concluded that much of what McNab wrote was a fabrication, and that there was no evidence that the Bravo Two Zero patrol accounted for a single enemy casualty.
This is the story of the fighting men of the SAS. Good story telling in a no nonsense kind of way. One thing that they do have, that many don’t, is physical and mental endurance.
I will say his writing has a quick paced, adventurous style that mirrors his life and is impressive to read. Immediate ActionMcNab’s autobiography, spent 18 weeks at the top of the best-seller lists following the lifting of an ex-parte injunction granted to the Ministry of Defence in September Looking for More Great Reads?
The publisher claims that the British government tried to stop publication of this book. At times, the writer tries to be funny too e.
If you want to get some insight into how the SAS operates, mcanb enjoy this book.
English Choose a xndy for shopping. Good book, however I had to learn all new words to understand what he was talking about. He worked on cooperative operations with police forces, prison services, anti-drug forces and Western backed guerrilla movements as well as on conventional special operations.
The line, when he’s just come back from overseas after missing the birth of his daughter, that he was so enchanted and so excited and so amazed and that he would only see her for a anfy of 12 weeks over the next two years is chilling, but I don’t believe McNab means that to say “don’t join the army.