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Walking Tall by Simon Weston
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Dec 17, 2012

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bookshelves: bio-journal, self-development, nautical, non-fiction, war-military, historical, uk-based
Read from December 14 to 17, 2012

A very humbling and emotional Simon Weston documents his brief but life-changing Army career. From his roots in Wales, the infamous burns suffered in the sinking of the Sir Galahad during the Falklands War and his subsequent extensive rehabilitation Walking Tall is a must read.

The writing style is very honest and gives the impression that writing the book was a much more difficult task than previously thought. It's a series of battles that Simon has come across in all walks of life that clearly revolves around his burns but shows his abilities in overcoming adversity.

It concludes with his views on his personal aims of finding a wife and living a 'normal' life and is incredibly honest.

What this books tells you is amazing and puts life into context. What Simon has experienced was horrific but the manner in which he has put others before himself is truly inspiring, focussing on supporting youngsters, the unemployed through life through adventure courses.

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