No Joy: A Recon Marine's Tales of (Self) Destruction (Paperback)

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"Going to war was a finite window to touch the vanquished barbaric world modern reality has so woefully blighted out."

Joining the Marines in 2002, David Rose signed up to go fight ... and to go die. On this grim path, rather than finding a violent death, he would find family, purpose, and a brotherhood amid the misfit tribal world of the war fighter.

No Joy sees David recounting madcap tales of Muay Thai bouts in seedy garages, a bizarre stint as a street cop, being on the other side of the badge, becoming a veteran of the psych ward, and more. It's an irreverently told story that doesn't just tell one man's tale, but speaks to the necessary question: What really draws modern young men to war?

About the Author

David Rose was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2002 to 2006, mostly as a Reconnaissance Man in 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion; under which deploying to Iraq in 2004. This era encompassed the first Democratic elections held in Iraq and the retaking of Fallujah. All this in the most violent battle space of the war, the Al Anbar Province--the Triangle of Death. He holds a Bachelor of Art in Business Administration from American Military University as well as a Master of Science in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781945572494
ISBN-10: 1945572493
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 280
Language: English