First Man In: Leading from the Front (Paperback)Ant Middleton (author)
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No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.
Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.
To survive the gruelling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.
After 13 years service in the military, with 4 years as a Special Boat Service (SBS) sniper, Ant Middleton is the epitome of what it takes to excel. He served in the SBS, the naval wing of the special forces, the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal, achieving what is known as the 'Holy Trinity' of the UK's Elite Forces. As a point man in the SBS, Ant was always the first man through the door, the first man into the dark, and the first man in harm's way.
In this fascinating, exhilarating and revealing book, Ant speaks about the highs and gut-wrenching lows of his life - from the thrill of passing Special Forces Selection to dealing with the early death of his father and ending up in prison on leaving the military - and draws valuable lessons that we can all use in our daily lives.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
`The best book of the year. First Man In will supercharge your life. Incredible' Tom Marcus, author of bestseller Soldier Spy
`Superb, fist-biting fun' - GQ
`Visceral... Inspirational reading' - The Daily Mail
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I greatly admire Ant and alls he’s achieved in life and so I’ve thought hard about posting this review. Ant’s been an outstanding soldier and is a devoted father and husband and I respect him greatly for that but this... More
“Amazingly honest and inspirational”
Having read this book from first to last word I can say it is an amazing and honest account of Ant's mind and how he dealt with the challenges life threw at him. It's frankness about life, the military and... More
“Ref: First Man In.”
I am disappointed with Ant Middleton's book with the way it has been written; but certainly not by his achievements.
I did not buy it due to the poor revues. Now it is half price it was bought for me.
It feels as... More
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