The Crossroad. A Story Of Life, Death And The SAS

Donaldson Mark

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: Reprint

Description: 422 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. The Only Exception Is A Small Repair To Jacket And Some Shelf Wear On Bottom Edge. A Story Of Life, Death And The SAS. The First Australian To Receive The Victoria Cross Our Highest Award For Bravery.

Publishers Description: On 2 September 2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Marks journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.He was a rebellious child and teenager, even before the death of his father - a Vietnam veteran - when Mark and his brother were in their mid-teens. A few years later, their mother disappeared, presumed murdered. Her body has never been found.Marks decisions could have easily led him down another path, to a life of self-destructiveness and petty crime. But he chose a different road: the army. It proved to be his salvation and he found himself a natural soldier, progressing unerringly to the SAS, the peak of the Australian military.From his turbulent early years to the stark realities of combat in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan, Marks book is the frank and compelling story of a man who turned his life around by sheer determination and strength of mind.

ISBN: 9781742612287


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