The Unforgiving Minute
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In this surprise bestseller, West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, Airborne Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain Craig Mullaney recounts his unparalleled education and the hard lessons that only war can teach. While stationed in Afghanistan, a deadly firefight with al-Qaeda leads to the loss of one of his soldiers. Years later, after that excruciating experience, he returns to the United States to teach future officers at the Naval Academy. Written with unflinching honesty, this is an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of war while coming to terms with what it means to be a man.
Military, War, and Peace | United States History
Subject Headings (LCSH)
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army -- Officers -- Biography; Soldiers -- United States -- Biography; Teachers -- United States -- Biography; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009; Afghanistan -- History, Military -- 21st century; United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 87th; United States. Army. Ranger Battalion, 1st; United States Military Academy -- Biography
Mullaney, Craig, "The Unforgiving Minute" (2013). Common Reading Experience. 7.