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Our Accounting Books cover every aspect of Business and Law. They're ideal for any go-getter who wants to learn more about the economy or is looking to get into a new career.

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    Black Friday

    Economics in 100 Quotes

    Dan Smith

    Product Code: EIHQ
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    With 100 famous and inspirational quotes arranged in chronological order, this book offers an overview of the history of economics and its key concepts and theories.

    Each quote is accompanied by a concise commentary that explains its meaning, looks at it within a broader context and profiles the person it is attributed to.

    The quotes are presented in creative typography that provides a visual clue to the quote's underlying meaning. This book is perfect for any armchair economist to dip in and out of.
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  • Black Friday

    How Business Works

    DK

    Product Code: HBN2
    Hardback 14 years +
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    Defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance and company management. With the right knowledge, business does not have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business. This unique guide explains complex business concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language while defining hundreds of business terms such as stocks and shares, limited companies, partnerships and bond issues. Essential know-how is offered on everything from starting a small business to marketing your company and building your teams. No other business book explains the subject visually and in such a concise and immediate manner.
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  • The Chimp Paradox

    Dr Steve Peters

    Product Code: ABGTY
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    Prof. Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team describes how he helps his clients manage their minds and fulfil their potential in his bestselling book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.

    Dr. Peters knows how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can change people's lives in both a professional and personal capacity, and in this book he shares his mind-management programme that has helped everyone from the likes of Steven Gerrard to senior managers conquer their fears and grow in focus and confidence.

    Using real-life case studies and memorable analogies such as the 'chimp' - the seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - to explain seemingly complex concepts, this book will help you understand your own behaviour and natural responses to people and situations, control your emotional impulses and help you live a happier life both at home and at work.
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  • The Secret Barrister

    The Secret Barrister

    Product Code: BWMEU
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    The Secret Barrister offers an eye-opening insight into life inside the courtroom. From the devastating to the hilarious, the author recalls some of their most powerful memories.

    They also reveal how hard the job is and recall the difficult conversations, including the way you should talk to clients, no matter whether you believe them to be guilty or innocent.

    This book also examines what the law actually is, why we need it and why barristers wear those stupid wigs...
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  • The Almighty Dollar

    Dharshini David

    Product Code: BRPNE
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    Have you ever wondered why we can afford to buy far more clothes than our grandparents ever could . . . but may be less likely to own a home in which to keep them all? Why your petrol bill can double in a matter of months, but it never falls as fast? Behind all of this lies economics.; It's not always easy to grasp the complex forces that are shaping our lives. But by following a dollar on its journey around the globe, we can start to piece it all together.; The dollar is the lifeblood of globalisation. Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents: call them what you will, they are keeping the global economy going. Half of the notes in circulation are actually outside of the USA - and many of the world's dollars are owned by China.; But what is really happening as our cash moves around the world every day, and how does it affect our lives? By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China's central bank, Nigerian railroads, the oilfields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar reveals the economic truths behind what we see on the news every day. Why is China the world's biggest manufacturer - and the USA its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the planet?; In this illuminating read, economist Dharshini David lays bare these complex relationships to get to the heart of how our new globalised world works, showing who really holds the power, and what that means for us all
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  • Billion Dollar Whale

    Tom Wright

    Product Code: BZPDJ
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    Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this New York Times-bestseller exposes how a `modern Gatsby' swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in `the heist of the century'. Now a #1 international bestseller, Billion Dollar Whale is `an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale' (Publishers Weekly, starred review), revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude - one that would come to symbolise the next great threat to the global financial system. Over a decade, Low, with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, siphoned billions of dollars from an investment fund - right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street. By early 2019, with his yacht and private jet reportedly seized by authorities and facing criminal charges in Malaysia and in the United States, Low had become an international fugitive, even as the US Department of Justice continued its investigation. Billion Dollar Whale has joined the ranks of Liar's Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood as a classic harrowing parable of hubris and greed in the financial world.
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  • Radical Candor

    Kim Scott

    Product Code: CBHNI
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    Featuring a new Preface, Afterword and Radically Candid Performance Review Bonus Chapter, the fully revised & updated edition of Radical Candor is packed with even more guidance to help you improve your relationships at work. 'Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives.' Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In. If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all . . . right? While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen first hand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the work place. Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations. Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism - delivered to produce better results and help your employees develop their skills and increase success. Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of first-hand experience, and distilled clearly to give practical advice to the reader, Radical Candor shows you how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people love both their work and their colleagues, and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.
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  • Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S.

    Jess Phillips

    Product Code: CAWLY
    Hardback
    'There's nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.' The Times 'Jess Phillips is a heroine' J.K. Rowling This is a very powerful little book. It offers inspiration to those of us who want to speak out at a time when many of us feel the world isn't listening. Jess Phillips - no stranger to speaking truth to power herself - will help you dig deep and get organised, finding the courage and the tools you need to speak up and make a difference. As well as offering inspiration and hope from her own experiences Jess talks to the accidental heroes who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back. Entertaining, empowering and uncompromising, TRUTH TO POWER is the little book we all need to help us call time on the seemingly unstoppable tide of bullshit in our lives.
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  • The Entrepreneur's Book

    Neil Francis

    Product Code: BQYBX
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    Though entrepreneurs understand the `mechanics' of running a business (how to) they don't always understand the fundamentals which ultimately decide success or failure. Through his own experiences and conversations with 100's of successful people, Neil Francis concludes that a route to success is about understanding and answering what he calls the `why' questions. Each chapter starts with a `why' question and focuses on the `fundamentals' required for successful and sustainable entrepreneurship such as purpose, innovation, love, desire, failure and luck. These very `human' stories, combined with the author's own unique experiences help to illustrate the core fundamentals of successful entrepreneurship. With an achievable and practical roadmap to success, The Entrepreneur's Book is a unique and important book which will benefit aspiring entrepreneurs and those who are already `in business'.
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  • The Anarchy

    William Dalrymple

    Product Code: BZLKT
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    In August 1765 the East India Company defeated and captured the young Mughal emperor and forced him to set up in his richest provinces a new government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a vast and ruthless private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power. Three hundred and fifteen years after its founding, with a corporate Mogul now sitting in the White House, the story of the East India Company has never been more current.
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  • Talking to Strangers

    Malcolm Gladwell

    Product Code: BZLKA
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    The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences. No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.
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  • Rebel Ideas

    Matthew Syed

    Product Code: BZKYL
    Hardback
    Where do the best ideas come from? And how do we apply these ideas to the problems we face - at work, in the education of our children, and in the biggest shared challenges of our age: rising obesity, terrorism and climate change? In this bold and inspiring new book, Matthew Syed - the bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking - argues that individual intelligence is no longer enough; that the only way to tackle these complex problems is to harness the power of our 'cognitive diversity'. Rebel Ideas is a fascinating journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest, and a moving tale of deradicalization in America's deep South. It is a book that will strengthen any company, institution or team, but it also offers many individual applications too: the remarkable benefits of personalised nutrition, advice on how to break free of the echo chambers that surround us, and tips on how we can all develop an 'outsider mindset'. Rebel Ideas offers a radical blueprint for creative problem-solving. It challenges hierarchies, encourages constructive dissent and forces us to think again about where the best ideas come from.
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  • The Winning Formula

    David Coulthard

    Product Code: BUPDT
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    *THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* HOW DOES A PIT CREW CHANGE FOUR WHEELS IN 1.9 SECONDS? AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR A COMPANY LIKE BLACKBERRY? WHAT IS RON DENNIS' SECRET TO GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT? AND HOW CAN THAT HELP TV PRODUCERS? WHY IS F1 THE PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR LEADERSHIP, MOTIVATION AND STRATEGY? AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM IT? In The Winning Formula, driver, commentator and entrepreneur David Coulthard opens the doors to the secretive world of F1 and reveals in simple, entertaining and utterly compelling terms how he has been able to master this mind-boggling variety of disciplines by applying the skills honed from his years at the top of the world's most demanding motorsport. By recounting his own stories, and combining them with first-hand experience of stellar individuals such as Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis, Sir Frank Williams, Christian Horner and Sebastian Vettel, Coulthard provides a fascinating fly-on-the-wall insight into F1 but at the same time offers an invaluable guide to the business of sport and the sport of business.
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  • The High Performance Planner [Yellow]

    Brendon Burchard

    Product Code: BUYQJ
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    The High Performance Planner, created and field-tested by Brendon Burchard, the world's leading high performance coach, is a 2-in-1 planner and journal based on the largest study of how high performers increase productivity and create the positive mindset and habits needed to win the day. This planner will help ambitious professionals think more strategically, prioritize like a pro, achieve their goals faster and become more focused, happier and productive. It includes useful tools such as: - morning mindset journal prompts and evening scorecards - daily goal boxes - weekly habit assessments - monthly project planning - whole life balance sheets Ultimately, the planner will teach the reader the personal and professional habits proven to lead to long-term success, not just in their work, but in every facet of their life.
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  • Shoe Dog

    Phil Knight

    Product Code: BGOZA
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    Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, reveals his life story in this candid memoir.

    He talks about starting his own business at the age of just 24 and explains the risks and setbacks that he faced along the way to becoming the man behind one of the world's most iconic brands.

    This is an inspiring biography about building something from scratch and overcoming adversity to make your mark (or leave a footprint!) on the world. If you're thinking of buying this book, just do it!
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  • Black Box Thinking

    Matthew Syed

    Product Code: ASOSP
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    What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Team Sky and the aviation industry? What connects James Dyson and David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers. Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us. Drawing on a dizzying array of case studies and real-world examples, together with cutting-edge research on marginal gains, creativity and grit, Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens - and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.
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  • The Barcelona Way

    Damian Hughes

    Product Code: BYYKM
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    In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Prof. Damian Hughes draws on exclusive insight into FCB as well as first-hand research from organizational psychology, to set out a method to create your own high-performance culture. At the heart of FCB's winning culture are a set of principles, epitomized by Pep Guardiola, Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi and many other FCB legends, which govern how to nurture talent, prepare for change and provide the best environment to build a culture of sustained success. These principles: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership are at the heart of FCB's unprecedented domination of football, and are the key to developing high-performance cultures in any team-based organisation across every industry. The Barcelona Way is a hugely practical must-read that sets out a clear plan, based on the same principles, for you to create a culture of success and get the best of yourself and your team.
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  • Firefighters

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: APNRG
    Hardback 5 years +
    Fires, accidents, earthquakes and floods - firefighters are never far from danger. This thrilling book shows where they work, how they fight fires and how they rescue people. Usborne Beginners is an exciting series of books for children who are beginning to read on their own.
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  • Start with Why

    Simon Sinek

    Product Code: AGMEP
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    Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? In business, it doesn't matter what you do, it matters why you do it. "Start with Why" analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way - they all started with why. Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question - Why? Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it.
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  • The Golden Thread

    Kassia St Clair

    Product Code: CAWYX
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    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ** 'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR 'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES 'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE 'Will make you rethink your relationship with fabric' ELLE DECORATION All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how -- and why. With a cast that includes Chinese empresses, Richard the Lionheart and Bing Crosby, Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, The Golden Thread offers an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.
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  • Everything is Figureoutable

    Marie Forleo

    Product Code: BZMGM
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    'Millions of young women look to Marie Forleo as their inspiration for empowerment and achievement' Oprah Winfrey 'If you're stuck or frustrated with any aspect of your life, take heart. With her trademark mix of warmth, intelligence and insightful advice, Marie Forleo shows us how, as the title says, everything is figureoutable' Arianna Huffington Let's be honest - none of us were given an owner's manual at birth. If you're having trouble solving a problem or making a dream happen, the problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will change everything. And that belief is that everything is figureoutable. Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to salsa, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money or travel the globe, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more creatively and positively - especially in the face of setbacks. Inside, you'll learn: * The simple practice that makes you twice as likely to achieve your goals * How to overcome a lack of time and money * How to find two free hours a day * What to do if you're multipassionate and want to follow all your dreams * How to deal with criticism, haters and imposter syndrome * How to tell the difference between fear and intuition * A fail-proof test to make the right decisions, especially in high-stakes situations Everything is Figureoutable is more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. And it's about to make you unstoppable. More praise for Everything is Figureoutable: 'Smart, funny, and as brilliant as it is straightforward. LOVED it!' Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly 'This book will change lives' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic 'An unapologetic guide to solving your biggest problems and accomplishing your wildest dreams' Sophia Amoruso, co-founder & CEO of Girlboss, and author of #GIRLBOSS 'This book delivers a knock-out punch to whatever is holding you back' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
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  • Break Point

    Product Code: BXMFG
    Hardback
    Ollie Ollerton, a former Special Forces soldier and the star of SAS: Who Dares Wins, shares the lessons he has learned during his incredible life in Break Point.

    His incredible story features hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics - freeing children from a trafficking ring in Thailand.

    He also talks about a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a rebellious teenager, battles with alcohol and depression and how he found redemption as both an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador.
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  • The Economics Book

    Product Code: AFAOE
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    All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economics. This title brings economics to life with "The Economics Book", an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments. From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts. "The Economics Book" is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.
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  • Marine A

    Alexander Blackman

    Product Code: CBJQW
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    The fight of my life . . . For the first time, a blistering, highly charged account from the man known as 'Marine A' who was at the centre of the controversial murder of a wounded Taliban fighter. His case led to an unprecedented wave of public support which raised over GBP800,000 to fund his appeal. The nerve-shredding situations Sgt. Blackman operated within, under sustained attack for long periods, living in the unrelenting horror of a theatre of war, took their toll mentally and physically. 'This book chronicles my young life, my recruitment and training, my first deployments, and then my experiences in the Middle East, where I fought first in Iraq, and later completed two tours of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan - before finally confronting the final moment of my 2011 tour, and the killing of the Afghan insurgent which led to my conviction for murder. 'I confront this moment in a spirit of total honesty, chronicling the weeks and months of a hellish tour that led up to it, the mental frailties the tour exposed - and, without seeking to make excuses, reclaim at least some of that experience for myself. 'This is a searingly honest look at the brutal realities of life in the military.' - Sgt Alexander Blackman (Marine A)
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