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Biting through : five years in Afghanistan, John Ratcliffe

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Biting through : five years in Afghanistan
Title
Biting through
Title remainder
five years in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
John Ratcliffe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Ratcliffe is a quiet man, not the type of person who stands out in a crowd or draws attention to himself. But scratch the surface and you will find a person who has lived anything but a normal life. Once belonging to a group of highly trained soldiers, Ratcliffe left the Australian military to pursue a career in Melbourne, practising alternative medicine. Years later, he was called to Afghanistan for a short assignment as a security contractor. He planned to be back in Australia after a few weeks. Five years later, he finally returned home. Biting Through is the story of what happened in those five years, during one man's descent into the behind-the-headlines reality of the war in Afghanistan. Thrust into a world of terrible danger, Ratcliffe encountered human traffickers, drugs lords, and corrupt officials while the international community looked on and went about its business. He tried to find a way to make a difference to those whose lives he touched, all the while negotiating minefields of dishonesty, only to be betrayed at the final hurdle and incarcerated in a medieval Afghan hellhole, awaiting the death penalty. Biting Through is the true account of John Ratcliffe's experiences, from the streets of Kabul to the fighting in the south of Afghanistan. It is a story about the people he met, the friends he made, and the lives he saved. A testimony to the brutal realities of one of the longest wars in modern history, which was replete with hideous waste and relentless corruption, it is a unique work, written by a man of remarkable courage and fortitude
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratcliffe, John
Dewey number
958.1047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ratcliffe, John
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Volunteer workers in medical care
  • Medical assistance
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghanistan
Label
Biting through : five years in Afghanistan, John Ratcliffe
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052781531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
vii, 399 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781922070999
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
Label
Biting through : five years in Afghanistan, John Ratcliffe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052781531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
vii, 399 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781922070999
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs

Library Locations

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