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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
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January 31, 2011
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February 28, 2011
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I first read about Nate Fick in Evan Wright's Generation Kill. I admired his intelligence and leadership then despite being covered rather briefly. Much to my delight I found this book at my favorite source for books these days (besides Goodreads of course) which is the "$1.00 bookstore" in downtown Long Beach. I was not aware that Nick wrote his own account. When I saw this book it immediately shot to the top of my list despite my large volume of books to read.
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