Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War

Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War

Lewis Mackenzie

on the grounds that retiring from the militia, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has now not stayed out of the highlight yet maintains to talk his brain. during this straight-talking memoir, he strains his post-military profession as a world commentator on army affairs, a specialist to the Irish executive and a federal political candidate.

In squaddies Made Me glance strong he solutions his critics, together with journalist Carol Off for her feedback of his dealing with of the UN undertaking in Bosnia. In a hard-hitting bankruptcy, he discusses his specialist confrontation with the management priorities verified via Roméo Dallaire within the early hours of the Rwandan genocide. He maintains his tale to the current, to “the first genuine litmus try out for NATO”—Afghanistan.

Divided into parts—pre-1993, whilst MacKenzie calls himself a chilly warfare grunt, and post-1993, after his debatable stint in Bosnia—Soldiers Made Me glance solid is laced with anecdotes either humorous and profound. It concludes with ten tips on management, during which MacKenzie stocks well-merited insights from a lifestyles at the entrance traces.

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