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This Man’s Army follows one extraordinary young man’s transformation from Ivy League student to. .Andrew Exum enlisted in the Army thinking that military service would be a good way to pay for his education at the University of Pennsylvania as well as serve his country in peacetime.

This Man’s Army follows one extraordinary young man’s transformation from Ivy League student to warrior. Soldier X vividly brings to life his journey through ROTC training. He thought that he would likely serve in peacekeeping duties in Europe or perhaps Africa, but not actually see combat.

Andrew Exum is an American scholar of the Middle East, a former . After graduating from The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1996) and the University of Pennsylvania (2000), where he was a columnist for the Daily Pennsylvanian, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, and a member of the Sphinx Senior Society, Exum, a .

This Man's Army book. In "This Man's Army", Exum describes his four years as an army officer. He was in ROTC, so he kind of had to go - and at the end of his college years, he is not without doubts about having to spent the next four years in the army. He sees it as his duty to serve, but he also admits that after college "all that romantic crap about being some sort of gun-toting tough guy didn't seem so valid anymore.

This Man's Army charts the author's life in broad strokes from his childhood in Tennessee through college and ROTC and from there into the army (pre-9/11). Describing a service culture Exum puts down.

This Man’s Army follows one extraordinary young man’s transformation from Ivy League student to  . This book is very well written and entertaining

This book is very well written and entertaining. I also served in the Infantry in the 10th Mountain Division and his book pretty much tells it like it is. I like most his depictions of what infantry life is really like, especially the games and horseplay that they do.

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Born into a family with a long history of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War, Andrew Exum enrolled in Army ROTC to pay for his Ivy League education. Shortly after graduation in 2000, he joined the infantry, then endured the grueling rigors of Ranger School before becoming a platoon leader with the storied 10th Mountain Division. After returning home, Exum struggled to come to terms with the media coverage and public perception of the war while seeking to make peace with the man he had become. Books related to This Man's Army. I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior.

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The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young man?s transformation into a warrior

The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young man?s transformation into a warrior. Born into a family with a long history of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War, Andrew Exum enrolled in Army ROTC to pay for his Ivy League education.

Born into a family with a long history of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War, Andrew Exum enrolled in Army ROTC to pay for his Ivy League education. He thought that perhaps, if he was lucky, he and his men would see action on a peacekeeping mission. Then came the fateful events of September 11, 2001

An anonymous officer recounts his transformation from Ivy League student to twenty-first-century soldier, describing his ROTC training, education at the elite Ranger School, combat missions in Afghanistan, and efforts to come to terms with his changed identity and the media's distortion of the war on terror. Reprint.

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Munigrinn
Absolutely outstanding. In the past few years, biographies of Soldiers and Marines from the recent wars have proliferated and Mr. Exum's remains among the best and certainly most thoughtful. "This Man's Army" guides the reader from upbringing to training to deployment and back, spending the perfect amount of time on each.

In fact, it's Mr. Exum's balance that makes this book stand out. I've been in the Army for six years now, and this is one of the only modern biographies about the wars that didn't make me roll my eyes in its clumsy attempts attempt to reach the civilian reader. This is a book that could be easily be enjoyed by anyone - in or out of uniform.

I once saw a twitter exchange where a third party observed that there are Rangers who are thinkers, and there are thinkers who are Rangers. Mr. Exum is absolutely the latter, which makes "This Man's Army" a rare treat among nonfiction books about Iraq and Afghanistan.

A great companion text - "The Unforgiving Minute" by Craig Mullaney.
Micelhorav
This book gives some direct insight into combat as it happens in recent years in Afghanistan. It is also useful in providing insight to the way today's soldiers think and feel and what they like and dislike in interactions with those outside the military when they come back home. The book is certainly not for everyone as it is unvarnished in its language and accounts of events. It is also honest in its views of the Army, neither praise nor critique but an appropriate mix.
Zulkishicage
This book is a superb account of what it means to be an officer serving in a combat unit in today's military. Part memoir, part tribute to his platoon, the author traces his Army career from ROTC Cadet life as an Ivy League student, through the rigors of Ranger School and the challenges of leading a light infantry platoon in Afghanistan, ending with a discussion on the experience of returning to civilian life after being in combat. Exum's philosophy on leadership makes this book a must-read for all aspiring or current military officers and stands out as the most insightful and lasting contribution of the work. From understanding the relationship between subordinates and leaders (NCOs and officers), to dissecting the realities of life in a combat unit vs. the schoolhouse or textbook way of leading soldiers, Exum's lessons would do wonders for the military if they were more closely followed by those currently in command. Beyond it's philosophical discussions, however, "This Man's Army" is packed with exciting and fast-paced scenes from training and combat with a liberal dash of hilarious Army pranks and other soldier humor, nicely balanced with the author's own musings on the War on Terror, politics, and the psychological effects of combat and killing. No matter what your person politics are, if you are interested in knowing what it means to be a soldier fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan, and gaining a better understanding of the rigors our servicemen face and the sacrifices they make, read "This Man's Army".
Monin
I found the training part of the author who is an Army office very interesting but the book started to lag toward the end which is why I gave it four stars. Still, the author was a dedicated military professional who goes through hard training and lead by example.
Gom
A little short for a book, but I enjoyed it. Lots of personal experiences and the guy is a decent writer.
Vudogal
"This Man's Army: A Soldier's Story from the Front Lines of the War on Terrorism," by Andrew Exum, is a memoir by a U.S. Army infantry officer who saw combat in Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Exum gets into detail about his military education and training. He discusses his time in ROTC, and also takes the reader through the phases of Army Ranger school. He also covers his stateside duty at Fort Drum, New York.

The book shifts into a more intense mode when Exum recalls the infamous 9/11 attacks, after which his unit was mobilized for wartime duty. He discusses his unit's activities in Kuwait. After taking the reader in detail through his missions in Afghanistan, Exum describes his return to the U.S. after the war, and the changes that occurred in his life.

I really enjoyed this book. Exum's straightforward, down-to-earth writing style is nicely complemented by some thoughtful literary and cultural references throughout the book. His accounts of military training and wartime service are interesting, especially his accounts of encounters with the press. The book strikes me as a well-rounded account; he deals with the excitement and soldierly bonding of wartime, as well as its tedium and annoyances. He creates warm and entertaining portraits of the soldiers he served with. He presents a compelling view of Afghanistan: a "Wild West"-type environment of rugged natural beauty. Exum also offers his musings about the relationship between war and spirituality.

"This Man's Army" struck me as grimly ironic in light of ongoing operations in Iraq. Exum notes how at one point he felt the Afghan campaign was "the greatest war ever," "an adventure," a "big game [. . .] against an overmatched opponent." Of course, Iraq has proven to be a much more difficult and deadly theater. Overall, I found this book to be a thoughtful and informative look at contemporary training and warfighting in the U.S. Army. Recommended companion text: "Not a Good Day to Die," journalist Sean Naylor's nonfiction account of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan.
This Man's Army download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Andrew Exum
ISBN: 1592401376
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Gotham (May 19, 2005)
Pages: 256 pages