Braving The Fear

Braving The Fear

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by Douglas Foster
     
 

While serving in Desert Storm, my team fought more than one battle: one was the impending chemical attacks, the other was each other. We were stuck in a land without TV, family, transportation, and without society. We were men trained to kill, with giant egos, humor, personal battles, tension, a shroud of death lingering silently above us, and intoxicated with

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While serving in Desert Storm, my team fought more than one battle: one was the impending chemical attacks, the other was each other. We were stuck in a land without TV, family, transportation, and without society. We were men trained to kill, with giant egos, humor, personal battles, tension, a shroud of death lingering silently above us, and intoxicated with Esprit de Corps. We turned to taunting each other for entertainment. One can only imagine what the symbol of American freedom was doing. This book brings you in touch with the real men behind the image of Marines in dress blues with stern looks. They will make you cry, make you feel fear, make you anxious, make you laugh, and make you warm. They will certainly make you realize that, even in war, the human spirit knows to bring out the best in men, which is that universal language we know of as comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413799026
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
07/10/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Braving The Fear 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got it on a recommendation from a marine recruiter when I was looking to enlist in the service. I was not clear on my decision of the branch I wanted to spend the next four years of my life in. I got a book recommended by the army recruiter and this one recommended by the marine recruiter. If this is what being a marine is like then sign me up today. The book was a page turner. I couldn't stop reading it. If it wasn't for an exam the next day I would have finished it that night. This is the best military book I have read. Kinda like one of those stories you see on the history channel or something like that. It was funny and living on the edge of death. I don't know about you but that is my idea of blazing guns and pulling tricks on my friends in the middle of a gun battle. I think I am going to go back to the marine sergent and talk to him about signing up. Great book man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After hearing about this novel from a few guys at the gym I was anxious to read. It was worth the wait. As a fanatical military reader I would give this one a big thumbs up for it's entertainment value and accuracy. It is no doubt one of the better marines books I have read. Excellent Read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. Super simple style with mixing plots and characters. I thought the narration style was really good. As a reader, I could feel the excitement in the Mr. Foster as he lived it and relived it in this novel. I give it a BIG THUMBS UP! I want to see the movie version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not stop the enjoyment of reading your novel. My best recollections of my time in the service lived in your novel brought back by memories of a time past. I loved it. The workings of individuals triumph found in your characters mirrors that of many guys I knew, including myself as we watched ourselves grow as individuals into men. You have my vote. This book should be read by everyone to learn what military life is like and how individuals grow and how they learn to cope living in a meaningless moment 'stuck in the desert'. A comedy, a drama, an adventure, a moment to remember. One of the better stories to come out of war.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Braving the Fear is a comedic thriller of the sort. Its real life tales lured me into reading this book non-stop. It would detailed and understanding of the modern day chemicals of war and the tragedies inside them. I recommend this book to any one who is interested in the military or in joining the military.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really great. The emotional mix of humor obviously stirred by fear is what makes these brave young men so great in this book. Kudos to Foster. The book keeps you entertained while demonstrating the reality of fear young men face in battle and the long fearful wait to face an enemy and maybe death. I hope they make this one a movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought it and put it off until the weekend to start reading. Within two days I finished it. Very funny and written with a great attitude. I recommend it. Great Book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed most of the book and the endless developing frienships that carry the story along. There are those tear jerking moments that sneak up on ya...even with the tough guys. I could have done without all the foul language the troops use, but I just read over it. An excellent read if you pay attention to what is happening between the lines. I recommend it for certain to anyone over 17. Support our Troops!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Job. I loved it. The story was certainly a different approach to looking at the truth of friendships and war, as well as the truth that going to war is about heroism, but about the man next to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enthusastically enjoyed this book. I was hesitant to buy it at first because of the price and took a chance. It was worth the read for sure. I love the military humor and the real stories of our troops under pressure and dealing with the real side of humanity within themselves. I loved the sarcasm the author brings to the book, and as you read, you will get the true feeling of the necessity for their 'different' senses of humor. Great job...Great Story Mr. Foster. Two thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not support the war at all being brought to us by the republicans. I was impressed with the insight the book gave me to those who train to DEFEND our nation. I felt as if I was there, and that each step into the war was being told to me like a story happening at that moment. This book reflects the attitude of those who want war (because of brainwashing) and you can sense the youth...uh...the ignorance of our children who are being sent off to die in a war that makes Bush richer. The book was a good book, I only wish it had been about another nation's troops. I think this book might be part of a conspiracy to help mothers who refuse to let their children fight in this unjust war. In the book, they don't even take war seriously until people start dying. Their humor seemed like a defence mechanism to help them deal with being sent to die so a bad president could get him and his buddies richer. If you want to know what your children will face in war, how they deal with it as it happens, and the brain washing the Marines do then read this book.