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Making A Killing : The Explosive Story of a Hired Gun in Iraq

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In September 2003, James 'Ash' Ashcroft, a former British Infantry Captain, arrived in Iraq as a 'gun for hire'. It was the beginning of an 18-month journey into blood and chaos. In this action-packed page-turner, Ashcroft reveals the dangers of his adrenalin-fuelled life as a security contractor in Baghdad, where private soldiers outnumber non-US Coalition forces in a war that is slowly being privatised. From blow-by-blow accounts of days under mortar bombardment to revelations about life operating deep within the Iraqi community, Ashcroft shares the real, unsanitised story of the war in Iraq - and its aftermath - direct from the front line.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753512343
  • 9780753512340
  • 172,199

About James Ashcroft

James Ashcroft is a former British Infantry Captain who served in West Belfast and Bosnia. He served as a private security contractor in Iraq from September 2003 until spring 2005.show more

Review quote

"'This diary of death and destruction radiates not just personality, but that elusive, lyrical honesty the existentialists used to call 'authenticity' Daily Telegraph"show more

Back cover copy

The pay: $1,000 a day The cost: Never knowing if you'll make it out alive When James 'Ash' Ashcroft, a former British Infantry Captain, arrived in Iraq as a 'gun for hire', it was the beginning of an 18-month journey into chaos and blood. From the midst of a war where private soldiers outnumber non-US Coalition forces, Ash gives a blow-by-blow account of the adrenaline-filled life of a security contractor. From days under mortar bombardment to the huge risks of operating deep within the Iraqi community, this is the real, unsanitised story of the war in Iraq - and its aftermath - direct from the front line.show more

Review Text

"This diary of death and destruction radiates not just personality, but that elusive, lyrical honesty the existentialists used to call 'authenticity'."show more

Rating details

184 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 28% (51)
4 40% (73)
3 25% (46)
2 7% (12)
1 1% (2)
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