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    DescriptionAmong You is the gripping real-life story of a soldier serving on the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an unforgettable, unflinching account of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Jake Wood lives parallel lives: encased in the glass tower of an international investment bank by day, he is also a dedicated TA soldier who serves on the front line during the invasion of Iraq, later returning to the war zone to conduct surveillance on insurgents. Disillusioned with the dullness and amorality of the banking world, he escapes back to the army for a third tour of duty. But in Afghanistan he discovers the savage, dehumanising effects that war has on both the body and the mind. Diagnosed with chronic PTSD on his return, he must now fight the last enemy - himself - in order to exorcise the ghosts of his past. Brutally honest and beautifully written, Among You brings home the harsh reality of front-line combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the courage of the troops who risk their lives for their country, as well as revealing the devastating after-effects of service.


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    Title
    Among You
    Subtitle
    The Extraordinary True Story of a Soldier Broken by War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jake Wood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780576633
    ISBN 10: 1780576633
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCA, 1FBQ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS4, HBWS5
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    BIC subject category V2: JWXV
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022040
    BIC subject category V2: 3JMC, 1FBQ, 1FCA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    DC23: 956.70443092
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWL, NHWR9, JWT, DNBH1, JWXV
    Publisher
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    01 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Jake Wood is a former soldier who worked in parallel as a business analyst. Having now retired from both posts, he is embarking on a career as an author. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Jake Wood writes unflinchingly about his life, whether on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the trading desks of Canary Wharf or the frenzied, hallucinatory landscape of sexual passion ... A more pertinent story of our time it is hard to imagine" -- John Irvin, director of Hamburger Hill "The most haunting and moving account of how battle scars your mind" Daily Mail "Jake Wood tells his story with an expert eye for detail ... intensely gripping and emotional" The Scotsman "As a military historian, I have read thousands of first-hand accounts of war, in all its gore and glory, brutality and suffering. But there were tears in my eyes as I followed Wood's story of his descent into the bleakness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" -- Tony Rennell Daily Mail "Jake Wood is ... a burning man who shapes sentences with a poet's heart and a fighter's rage ... This one soldier's story is indeed extraordinary and a reminder that if you can write like Jake Wood, your life - whether lived in your head or in the world at large - will be far from ordinary" The National
    Review text
    Jake Wood is . . . a burning man who shapes sentences with a poet's heart and a fighter's rage . . . This one soldier's story is indeed extraordinary and a reminder that if you can write like Jake Wood, your life - whether lived in your head or in the world at large - will be far from ordinary