The Resource Murphy's law : my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist, Jack Murphy

Murphy's law : my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist, Jack Murphy

Label
Murphy's law : my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist
Title
Murphy's law
Title remainder
my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist
Statement of responsibility
Jack Murphy
Title variation
My journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A heart-pounding military memoir from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows of his career. Growing up in small New York towns, Jack Murphy knew he wanted to lead a life far from the ordinary--a life of adventure and valor. After the 9/11 attacks, he immediately enlisted in the Army, knowing this was his chance to live the life he desired and fight for a cause he staunchly supported. After making it through the rigorous Ranger Indoctrination Program, he graduated sniper school and was promptly deployed to Afghanistan, where his experiences went from ordinary to extraordinary. In this gripping military memoir, Murphy recounts the multiple missions he underwent as a Ranger, a Special Forces weapons sergeant, and ultimately, a boots-on-the-ground journalist. From enemy ambushes, dodging explosives, crashing terrorists' weddings, and landing helicopters in the streets of Mosul, Jack provides a hard-hitting glimpse of what combat is like in some of the world's most dangerous, war-torn places. With tours of duty in two of the most decorated units of the armed forces, Murphy brings a unique perspective to the military genre as he reflects on his great triumphs and shattering failures both on and off the battlefield. Later, Murphy turned his attention to breaking news within the military. His stories have taken him from Iraq to Switzerland, from Syria to South Korea. From crossing Middle Eastern borders in the dead of night, to rolling into an IED-laden zone, Murphy's stories are always a thrill a minute. Murphy's Law tells a story of intense bravery and sacrifice--both on and off the battlefield."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jack
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/34092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA34.S64
LC item number
M87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Jack
  • United States
  • Afghan War (2001-)
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • War correspondents
  • Snipers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Snipers
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • War correspondents
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
Murphy's law : my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist, Jack Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1. No plan survives first contact with the enemy -- Friendly fire isn't -- Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong -- Ranger day and time sensitive targets -- If enough data is collected, a board of inquiry can prove anything -- Luck can't hold out against Murph -- For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism -- The wedding crashers -- Part 2. The fire pit -- Anything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing -- Covering conflict: Switzerland to Syria -- Flapping in the breeze -- Dark news -- Humvees and IEDs -- Another surreal journey: meeting President Assad in Damascus -- No matter which way you have to march, it is always uphill -- Controversy and upsets -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501191244
Lccn
2018046941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060191115
  • 1783649
  • (OCoLC)on1060191115
Label
Murphy's law : my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist, Jack Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1. No plan survives first contact with the enemy -- Friendly fire isn't -- Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong -- Ranger day and time sensitive targets -- If enough data is collected, a board of inquiry can prove anything -- Luck can't hold out against Murph -- For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism -- The wedding crashers -- Part 2. The fire pit -- Anything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing -- Covering conflict: Switzerland to Syria -- Flapping in the breeze -- Dark news -- Humvees and IEDs -- Another surreal journey: meeting President Assad in Damascus -- No matter which way you have to march, it is always uphill -- Controversy and upsets -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501191244
Lccn
2018046941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060191115
  • 1783649
  • (OCoLC)on1060191115

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