The Junior Officers' Reading Club

The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars

History , British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 27/05/2010
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Patrick Hennessey is pretty much like any other member of Generation X: he spent the first half of the noughties reading books at university, going out, listening to house music and watching war films. He also, as an officer in the Grenadier guards, fought in some of the most violent combat the British army has seen in decades.

Telling the story of how a modern soldier is made, from the testosterone-heavy breeding ground of Sandhurst to the nightmare of Iraq and Afghanistan, The Junior Officers' Reading Club is already being hailed as a modern classic.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141039268
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Junior Officers' Reading Club
Essential reading for shovel patrol. Hua!
A taut, intensely exciting, and perversely enjoyable first-person account of one young man's five-year stint of military tourism. Given Mr Hennessey's now... READ MORE
The Junior Officers' Reading Club
honest and provocative
As someone in a similar state of affairs to the author (student wishing to become a young officer in the army) this book immediately struck its appeal with... READ MORE
The Junior Officers' Reading Club
A first hand experience of war
A slightly quirky writing style, but it is a first hand report of life in the front line, under fire, killing and hoping not to be killed. Definitely wort... READ MORE
Robert Adams
The Junior Officers' Reading Club
Honest, compelling and exceptionally well written
I loved this book. It covers the experiences and reflections of a junior officer from his initial days at Sandhurst, to fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
The Junior Officers' Reading Club
Modern classic!
A thought provoking, essential read!
Kylie Hull