THIS IS A STORY OF REDEMPTION. SHOULD BE READ IN ONE BREATH.Edmund-Louis Simoneau, Journalist/Writer
Chair-- Institute of Advanced National Defense Studies, France
SHOULD BE BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB AND NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN. William Brooks, Contributing Editor -- Soldier of Fortune magazine;82d Airborne, Vietnam; French Foreign Legion, Djibouti RIVETING WITH THE BONUS OF INSIGHT INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER.Daniel Eliseuson
, Past President -- Int'l Combat Camera Assoc.
Life Member -- U.S.M.C. Combat Correspondents Assoc. MASTERFIUL WRITING. THE COMMENTS ON RACE A REFLECTION OF THE SOCIETY IN WHICH WE LIVE. Ismael Hakim
, Ph. D. -- Education, Grand Valley State University GREAT BOOK! CHET GREEN IS A CONSUMMATE WRITER WITH AN EXPERTISE IN DESCRIPTION AND PHONETICALLY ACCURATE DIALOGUE.
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IF YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU THINK AS WELL AS TO BE ENTERTAINED, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. Divas Reviews WELL WRITTEN AND WELL RESEARCHED WITH AN EXCELLENT STORY LINE.Bill Sullivan
, Former Journalist
Correspondent -- Executive Business Media, Vietnam War;
Reporter -- Washington Post; Richmond (VA) Times-DispatchA MODERN SWASHBUCKLING TALE OF SORTS SET IN A NEAR MODERN-DAY CONFLICT. A RIVETING READ THAT WILL BE HARD TO PUT DOWN. Midwest Book Review NOT A TYPICAL WAR STORY BUT ONE THAT MAKES IT CLEAR THE AUTHOR KNOWS HIS SUBJECT INTIMATELY AND ISN'T AFRAID TO SHARE. INTELLIGENT AND THOUGHT PROVOKING ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN WAR. Suzy Davis,
English Lecturer -- University of Tennessee,
From the Author
Many of the events in THE PLAY SOLDIER happened. Either I experienced them or others did. Most descriptive and historical details are accurate. Only two places are not real, the border stops of Hargaamo and Tacaddi, which are Somali nouns for "harm" and "disaster."THE PLAY SOLDIER
addresses the effects of racial, cultural and class division, depicts the ethos steeling the Foreign Legion's own culture, and explores the underreported phenomenon of manufactured valor. But the novel's overriding emphasis is on the fascination with combat of those that never saw action or never will.