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Biting through : five years in Afghanistan, John Ratcliffe

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Biting through : five years in Afghanistan
Title
Biting through
Title remainder
five years in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
John Ratcliffe
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Language
eng
Summary
John Ratcliffe is a quiet man, not the type of person who stands out in a crowd or draws attention to himself. But scratch the surface and you will find a person who has lived anything but a normal life. Once belonging to a group of highly trained soldiers, Ratcliffe left the Australian military to pursue a career in Melbourne, practising alternative medicine. Years later, he was called to Afghanistan for a short assignment as a security contractor. He planned to be back in Australia after a few weeks. Five years later, he finally returned home. Biting Through is the story of what happened in those five years, during one man’ s descent into the behind-the-headlines reality of the war in Afghanistan. Thrust into a world of terrible danger, Ratcliffe encountered human traffickers, drugs lords, and corrupt officials while the international community looked on and went about its business. He tried to find a way to make a difference to those whose lives he touched, all the while negotiating minefields of dishonesty, only to be betrayed at the final hurdle and incarcerated in a medieval Afghan hellhole, awaiting the death penalty. Biting Through is the true account of John Ratcliffe’ s experiences, from the streets of Kabul to the fighting in the south of Afghanistan. It is a story about the people he met, the friends he made, and the lives he saved. A testimony to the brutal realities of one of the longest wars in modern history, which was replete with hideous waste and relentless corruption, it is a unique work, written by a man of remarkable courage and fortitude
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
958.1047
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Biting through : five years in Afghanistan, John Ratcliffe
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rdacarrier
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
vii, 399 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781922070999
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1265666
  • (OCoLC)878664145

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