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About the book:
This newly expanded, acclaimed best-seller from Captain Clarke (British Parachute Regiment) on the blood soaked 70’s in Northern Ireland is a raw, visceral, “no-holds-barred” account of life in combat from one of the men we pay to kill. Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan comment on how relevant the book still is today. The dangers, political agendas and religious roots underlying the conflict are eerily and heartbreakingly similar to their own more recent experiences where they also lived with senses on high alert waiting to be ripped apart by the accuracy of a sniper or a well-hidden bomb.
Clarke takes us to the heart of the action. We enter the private world of the soldiers, experience their emotions, fear, courage, humor, bravado and the anguish of death. This expanded edition reveals the untold nightmare Clarke lived through having nearly died, with half his insides missing, suffering from PTSD and being expected to return to a “normal life”. A story of the scars of war that affect generations. Of heartache, courage and hope for peace.
“..a major contribution to our understanding of war and how people act .. Contact is the work of a brave writer.” Kevin Toolis, Irish News.
“As a civilian it’s hard to imagine what’s it’s really like to be a soldier in combat but this book opened my eyes. I highly recommend it …” KTHuffy, 4 Stars Amazon USA.
“I am an ex soldier who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and this is an excellent account of what it was like. I only wish we had an officer like Captain Clarke.” pm, 5 Stars Amazon UK
CONTACT was first published in the UK in 1983 by Martin Secker & Warburg, became an instant best seller and made into an award-winning film by BBCTV. The new ebook edition is still selling strong all these years later. Other books (fiction) by the author include: The Orange Moon Affair, The Jonas Trust Deception (Thomas Gunn thriller series); An Unquiet American; Dry Tortugas; Dreams from the Death Age; Armageddon; Collisions with more coming soon.