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Under the Bearskin Mark Evans

Under the Bearskin By Mark Evans

Under the Bearskin by Mark Evans


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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Surrounded, abandoned and fighting overwhelming odds in Afghanistan - one true man's story.

Under the Bearskin Summary

Under the Bearskin: A junior officer's story of war and madness by Mark Evans

'A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD.' Andy McNab

'This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims - lest we forget.' Damien Lewis

Trapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert, a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fighters.

Under brutal siege conditions, running low on food and ammunition, he experiences the full horror of combat. As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in, Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested.

Returning home, he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan. He can't move on and his life begins to spin out of control.

Under the Bearskin was previously published as Code Black.

Under the Bearskin Reviews

Authentic. Revelatory. Shocking. Edge-of-the seat heart-thumping dust and blood and sheer guts. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a hidden time-bomb amongst British veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims - lest we forget. * Damien Lewis *
An absorbing, authentic and movingly accurate account of the fight in Helmand and at home. * Patrick Hennessey, author of Kandak and The Junior Officer's Reading Club *
Code Black is a tale of our war in Afghanistan told by one of the men who fought there. It is visceral, truthful and, above all, thought-provoking. Code Black is an impressive achievement and a compelling read. * Bernard Cornwell *
An excellent read, the pressures of command and combat intercut with the pressure of subsequently trying to make sense of what happened, how he reacted and whether it was worth it. -- Robert Crampton * Sunday Times Magazine *
A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD. If you're going to buy one book about the Afghan conflict, make it this one A must read for anyone interested in our soldiers in Afghanistan. * Andy McNab *

About Mark Evans

Mark Evans (Author)
Like many boys who don't want to be train drivers or astronauts, Mark grew up wanting to be a soldier. After a standard schooling involving rugby, football, girls and all manner of detentions he left Oxfordshire for University College London to study archaeology. Discovering a lack of real-life Indiana Jones moments, Mark eventually fulfilled his boyhood ambition and was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 2004.

From Nigeria to Canada, Belize to Buckingham Palace, Mark had a diverse and fulfilling career, seeing active service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

On his return from Afghanistan Mark was diagnosed with PTSD and subsequently left the army in 2010 after reaching the rank of Captain. His experiences have led him to work with Help for Heroes and Combat Stress to raise awareness for those affected by recent conflicts.

After a turbulent couple of years dealing with the aftermath of war Mark is now happily settled in South West London with his girlfriend.

Additional information

GOR008348361
9781444784435
1444784439
Under the Bearskin: A junior officer's story of war and madness by Mark Evans
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
20170309
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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