Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War

Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War

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Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War by Lewis MacKenzie, Lewis Mackenzie

Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has not stayed out of the spotlight but continues to speak his mind. In this straight-talking memoir, he traces his post-military career as an international commentator on military affairs, a consultant to the Irish government and a federal political candidate.

In Soldiers Made Me Look Good he answers his critics, including journalist Carol Off for her criticism of his handling of the UN mission in Bosnia. In a hard-hitting chapter, he discusses his professional disagreement with the leadership priorities demonstrated by Roméo Dallaire in the early hours of the Rwandan genocide. He continues his story to the present, to “the first real litmus test for NATO”—Afghanistan.

Divided into two parts—pre-1993, when MacKenzie calls himself a Cold War grunt, and post-1993, after his controversial stint in Bosnia—Soldiers Made Me Look Good is laced with anecdotes both funny and profound. It concludes with ten pointers on leadership, in which MacKenzie shares hard-earned insights from a life on the front lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926706924
Publisher: D & M Publishers
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 866 KB

About the Author

Major-General Lewis MacKenzie (ret’d) was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, and has served in trouble spots around the world. In 1992, he commanded the un Protection Force that opened Sarajevo airport to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid. He published the best-selling Peacekeeper: The Road to Sarajevo after retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1993; “A Soldier’s Peace,” a television documentary based on the book, won a New York Film Festival Award in 1996. His many honours include the Order of Canada and the United Nations Medal of Honour. MacKenzie is now a public affairs commentator on television and in the Globe and Mail and a sought-after lecturer on leadership and conflict resolution.

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