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SAS - How Hard Can it Be?: Life Amongst the World's Toughest Soldiers

SAS - How Hard Can it Be?: Life Amongst the World's Toughest Soldiers

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By (author) Vinnie Keane, By (author) Andy Pacino

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  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Publication date: 3 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1845963350
  • ISBN 13: 9781845963354
  • Illustrations note: 1 x 8pp colour

Product description

"SAS: How Hard Can It Be?" charts the army career of Vinnie Keane - at one time regarded by the rest of the SAS as 'the fittest man in the British Army'. The book's title refers to the question he asked himself before every course, mission and training run he endured while he was in the forces. Upon becoming a member of the Special Forces unit, Keane continued to push himself beyond the limits of a normal human being while training. Then, after completing the Det Selection course for MI5, he was sent to Northern Ireland, where he went undercover.During his posting, he managed to get close enough to be photographed next to Gerry Adams, and he was the first SF soldier to infiltrate the notorious Falls Road pubs. Keane also worked undercover in Croatia and Bosnia, and he conducted missions in Iraq. Once he left the army, he then spent a number of years in private security in Baghdad, working as a bodyguard for one of America's most highly paid news anchormen, Richard Ingle, before setting up his own private security firm. This fast-paced account of Keane's career gives a unique glimpse in to the largely hidden but incredibly gruelling world of the Special Forces soldier.

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Vinnie Keane is an ex-member of the Special Forces and is now a security consultant. Andy Pacino is the author of Sir Alex, United and Me.