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The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young man’s transformation into a twenty-first-century 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. 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 ...

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This Man's Army

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Overview

The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young man’s transformation into a twenty-first-century 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. 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. 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.

Called to action as a twenty-three-year-old, he led his troops into Afghanistan to root out the hard-core remnants of Osama bin Laden’s forces. Thrown into the maelstrom of modern war, Exum contended with Afghani warlords, cable news correspondents, and the military bureaucracy while hunting a desperate enemy in a treacherous land—and on a mountain ridge in the Shah-e-Kot Valley he would confront and kill an al-Qaeda fighter. 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.

By turns harrowing and reflective, this powerful memoir gives voice to a generation of soldiers that has risen to confront the threats of a dangerous new world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101216644
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/3/2004
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,095,128
  • File size: 257 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Andrew Exum is a veteran of Operation Anaconda. He reached the rank of captain with the U.S. Army Rangers before leaving the service in May 2004.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Ty

    Horrible day and long day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Good book

    This really is a good book.I can relate the feelings of people in this story.YOU SHOULD BUY ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2004

    BRAVE SOLDIER

    'THIS MANS ARMY' IS A REALLY GREAT AUTOBIOGRAPHY. IT TAKES ANDREW EXUM FROM HIS EARLY YEARS TO HIGH SCHOOL AND RANGER SCHOOL. IT ALSO SENDS HIM TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF AFGANISTAN AND CHASING TERRORISTS. IT IS AN INTRESTING WORLD THAT NOT ALOT OF PEOPLE SEE BECAUSE IT IS SO SECRET BUT IS A NEAT BOOK AND YOU WILL GET TO KNOW WHAT OUR BRAVE VETRENS ARE LIKE. IT IS A WONDERFUL BOOK AND HE IS AS MUCH OF A TALENTED WRITER AS HE IS A GREAT SOLDIER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2004

    Gripping narrative tells it like it is

    As a college student and ROTC cadet currently, I found the author's story to be from the heart, incredibly (and sometimes devastatingly) truthful and enlightening. Andrew Exum's narrative style provides for a gripping, no-nonsense account of his journey from Tennessee, through an Ivy-League university and the Army's ROTC program and finally to the frontlines of Afghanistan immediately after the Sept. 11th attacks. He concludes by discussing his thoughts regarding action taken by himself and his men in Afghanistan, his faith, his return home and how each has influenced his life and will continue to do so. Exum's independence in writing this book entitles the reader to a non-partisan and uncensored firsthand account of the War on Terror and how it impacted a lone, yet extraordinary American. If Mr. Exum is an example of the leadership we can expect from our military in the future, Americans as a whole are in good hands.

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