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Fighting Blind  : On Assignment in War-Torn Iraq - Shane Horsburgh

Fighting Blind

On Assignment in War-Torn Iraq

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Fast-paced, gripping and real, a former SWAT team leader and Commando trainer, shares his life story - an intense sometimes humorous account of a remarkable life.

Heroism is found in many forms and sometimes in the most unlikely places

Australian Shane Horsburgh spent years immersed in the chaotic, adrenaline-fuelled world of high-risk policing and counterterrorism - but when the thrill wore off, he quit his job and flew into Baghdad to work for the US Department of Defense, training commandos for the post-Saddam Iraqi police force.

Life in Iraq is surreal, violent and unpredictable - and the enemy is almost impossible to pick. Shane must endure intense physical and mental stress brought on by rogue insurgents, mortar attacks, roadside bombs and fifty-degree heat, doing his best to survive while staying focused on the job. Then he meets an elderly Iraqi man, known as the Professor, in a brief encounter that changes his life . . .

About the Author

Through his years in a NSW SWAT team and counter-terrorism units, and working for the US Department of Defense, Shane Horsburgh knows a man's world like few others. During his deployment to Iraq, Shane gained a new perspective on men's lives and the pressures placed on the today's men. Using his extensive experience, and his business and risk management skills, Shane now delivers corporate and public programs around these and other conflict resolution issues. An accomplished public speaker, Shane's now also going into schools to talk to teenage boys, addressing what it means to be a real man.

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Inspiring and honest

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      An ideal gift for anyone ... not just men!

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      5.0

      Great, honest read for all

      By NicoleG

      from Nsw

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        An ideal gift for any man, especially if they are in the armed services, emergency services or any man really.

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        'This is a great read for all blokes, and women too who want to understand us guys a little more... Fighting Blind is a must-read.' - Glenn McGrath

        ISBN: 9781742378794
        ISBN-10: 174237879X
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 304
        Published: 1st July 2012
        Publisher: Allen & Unwin
        Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 2.2
        Weight (kg): 0.37