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The Junior Officers" Reading Club

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Published by Penguin Group UK in London .
Written in English


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ISBN 109780141901190

Book Review: The Junior Officers Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars Reviewed by Michael Gates After nearly nine years of conflict, the grandchildren of the “Greatest Generation” have earned the right to tell their story from the frontlines of . The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a revelatory first-hand account of a young enlistee's profound coming of age. Attempting to stave off the tedium and pressures of army life in the Iraqi desert by losing themselves in the dusty paperbacks on the transit-camp bookshelves, Hennessey and a handful of his pals from military academy form the 4/5(1).

The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a humdinger -- Jonathan Yardley * Washington Post * A compelling read Hennessey's book ought to be read by all officers that have yet to experience combat He has written an important portrait of contemporary warfare and the nature of battle - a portrait that can claim a line of descent from. An audio extract from the downloadable audiobook edition of Patrick Hennessey's compelling account of life as a British soldier, The Junior Officers' .

  Hailed as a classic of war writing in the U.K., The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a revelatory first-hand account of a young enlistee's profound .   The Junior Officer's Reading Club. The Junior Officer's Reading Club. Top Navigation He and some fellow soldiers eventually start a book club as a distraction, reading everything from war Author: Keith Staskiewicz.


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The Junior Officers' Reading Club book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Patrick Hennessey is a graduate in his 20s.

He r /5. 18 rows  The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars is a book by -parser-output. Patrick Hennessey's The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a lucid, witty account of all the horror, boredom and exhilaration of war.

Patrick Hennessey is pretty much like any other member of Generation X: he spent the first half of the noughties reading books at university, going out, listening to earlys house on his iPod and watching war s: The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a revelatory first-hand account of a young enlistee's profound coming of age.

Attempting to stave off the tedium and pressures of army life in the Iraqi desert by losing themselves in the dusty paperbacks on the transit-camp bookshelves, Hennessey and a handful of his pals from military academy form the /5(24).

The Junior Officers' Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey The reading club of the book's title was set up in Basra in to fill idle hours, but. In The Junior Officers Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars, Patrick Hennessey creates a journey that almost any everyday citizen can follow of the men that lived through the sleepless nights of officer training to the sand in Iraq and ending in the mountains of by:   This is the second time in six months I’ve written about military reading lists.

In August, we looked at the books then Army Chief of Staff, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Martin Dempsey asked his soldiers and officers to read as part of their professional development.

Reading lists are interesting because they’re the books commanders and superiors want their. The Junior Officers’ Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey: review Keith Lowe examines a thoughtful, candid memoir by Patrick Hennessey, an officer who.

But The Junior Officers' Reading Club (his mates, by the way, devour far more DVDs than novels) will probably not change a single mind. If you seek thin-brown-line heroics, it has gory gung-ho.

That’s this book: music hammering in the background, bullets hitting armor, sudden ambushes, instant silences, and boredom—an alien, concentrated world. Hennessey brings this wartime existence to life with a particularly subjective perspective. The Junior Officers’ Reading Club is a vital and disturbing piece of writing.

It reads like the Author: Patrick Hennessey. and prompting the creation of the book's namesake "Junior Officer's Reading Club." Discussions of works like Joseph Heller's Catch 22 and Michael Herr's. Dispatches were punctuated by sounds of combat in the far distance, further. emphasizing the tedium and perceived shame of being assigned a supporting role in.

the war. Hailed as a classic of war writing in the U.K., The Junior Officers’ Reading Club is a revelatory first-hand account of a young enlistee’s profound coming of age. Attempting to stave off the tedium and pressures of army life in the Iraqi desert by losing themselves in the dusty paperbacks on the transit-camp bookshelves, Hennessey and a handful of his pals from military academy.

Books That Every Junior Officer Should Read “A properly schooled officer never arrives on a battlefield for the first time, even if he has never actually trod the ground, if that officer has read wisely to acquire the wisdom of those who have experienced war in times past.”.

The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars Patrick Hennessy, Riverhead, $16 trade paper (p) ISBN ARTICLES. The. About The Junior Officers’ Reading Club. Hailed as a classic of war writing in the U.K., The Junior Officers’ Reading Club is a revelatory first-hand account of a young enlistee’s profound coming of age.

Attempting to stave off the tedium and pressures of army life in the Iraqi desert by losing themselves in the dusty paperbacks on the transit-camp bookshelves, Hennessey and a. Book Club Recommendations. "Reading for Junior Officers maybe, but not a lot of interest in it from us" by brightpoweruk (see profile) 05/11/ This insight into an army recruit’s thoughts and experiences seems to have testosterone leaping off every page.

There are informative comparisons between military and civilian lifestyles t 2/5(1). The Junior Officers' Reading Club Quotes Showing of 11 “The hardest thing about getting what you want is knowing what to do with it.” ― Patrick Hennessey, The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time And Fighting Wars.

The Junior Officers’ Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey This was the first book about the war in Afghanistan I could properly relate to. Patrick Hennessey trained with me at Sandhurst and we.

The TV Book Club discuss Patrick Hennessey's novel, "The Junior Officers' Reading Club". As featured on Channel4 and More4. The Junior Officers' Reading Club is the story of how one of these soldiers was made, through the testosterone-heavy breeding ground of Sandhurst, into the war-pockmarked, gritty Balkans, out into the nightmare of Iraq and Afghanistan's Helmand Province, pinned down by the Taliban, living only from moment to moment.

Written in spare and lucid. The Junior Officer's Reading Club Book of the Week Patrick Hennessey reads his soldier's tale for the 21st century; an account of his experiences at Sandhurst and then on .Excerpts.

From the book We had founded the Junior Officers' Reading Club in the heat of the southern Iraqi desert. Marlow and me, the smart-alec Oxford boys, with surfer dude Harrison and the attached Coldstream Guards.

Basking in boxers on improvised sun-loungers, we snatched quick half-hour escapes from the oppressive heat and boredom routine— caught our breath .This Center of Military History recommended Professional Reading List is divided into four sub-lists, each targeted to a particular level of experience and responsibility, from private to lieutenant to general.

The readings provide a progressive course of study that will help prepare any soldier for his or her next level of responsibility.