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Looking for Trouble : Adventures in a Broken World - Ralph Peters

Looking for Trouble

Adventures in a Broken World

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2010
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* Now available in paperback Ralph Peters--career soldier, controversial strategist, prize-winning, best-selling novelist, erstwhile rock musician, popular columnist, and old-fashioned adventurer--has always been good for a surprise. Now, for the first time, Peters recounts the personal experiences that shaped his views of the world, from the collapsing Soviet Union to the drug wars of the Andean Ridge, from quiet forays into Burma and Laos to military missions to Pakistan and the Caucasus--and on to the Southwest border of the United States and the meanest streets of Los Angeles. As the U.S. Army's chosen troubleshooter before he took off his uniform to write, Peters saw the greatest international dramas of our times and the personal tragedies they created from a truly unique perspective--and took advantage of every moment "outside of the wire." The result is startling: the liveliest adventure memoir by an American in decades, a perfect balance of high drama and laugh-out-loud hilarity. Readers--among them his many devoted fans--will meet a faded beauty and former favorite singer of Josef Stalin's, now in her nineties and still a hopeless coquette; KGB officers who refuse to let go of the past in Moscow's back streets ...and, above all, the author's two loyal brothers-in-arms who sometimes shared the dangers and the wonder at the "back of beyond" and whose remarkable personal backgrounds, dashingly eccentric personalities, and appetite for adventure explode every clichA(c) about military officers. Beautifully written and hauntingly told, Looking for Trouble is simply the book Ralph Peters was born to write. We can all be glad that he came back alive to write it.

"Every generation produces an adventurer who captures key moments in unexpected places that define the times. Ralph Peters is our generation's man and he nailed it--for those of us who witnessed the end of empire, there isn't a more brilliant, compellingly written memoir on a shelf anywhere."--Colonel Tom "The Man Who Would Be Khan" Wilhem, U.S. Army (retd.) (04/01/2010)
"A fascinating, compelling, and insightful memoir, wonderfully told. Ralph Peters delivers again. A superb book."--Maj.Gen. Sid Shachnow, U.S. Army Special Forces (retd.)"author of the best seller Hope and Honor" (04/01/2010)
"Ralph Peters has produced a literary masterpiece in this account of a modern-day adventurer whose job it was to go to the ends of the earth. Peters writes with the same amount of guts he displayed in the service of his country--going where few would dare go, while calling things as he sees them. Highly polished and keenly insightful."--Colonel James R. McDonough, U.S. Army, Infantry (retd.)"author of Platoon Leader" (04/01/2010)

ISBN: 9780811706896
ISBN-10: 0811706893
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.36