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Sharp End: A Canadian Soldier's Story Hardcover – Jan 1 1997


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd; First Edition edition (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550545884
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550545883
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 558 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #158,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. OShea on May 4 2006
Format: Hardcover
Was a good book, some of the chapters brought back some great memory's. The Gosal story I remember like it was yesterday.
Good book Jim
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Format: Hardcover
Ha Jim,
Thanks for signing the book, a bit winded, but a good book over all. Anyone that joined the canadian military around the 1980's, can really relate to the over-all thought of were the Canadian Forces was headed, and the total lack of leadership. We did have a good general in charge over thier. and the Pl Wo, got everyone home, 21 really good guys, doing thier best, 3RCR RECCE PL. really rocked. take care all the best. great book.
P.... (ret.)
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True Courage Sept. 20 2000
By Bonnie Toews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In Davis' story, we finally come to see the fine calibre of men Canadian politicians have ruthlessly shamed with old "blame the many for the few bad apples." At last, the conditions our soldiers face on peacekeeping missions are revealed. Perhaps if more who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces would step forward and tell their stories, we would see how proud we can be of our Canadian peacekeepers, over and over again. Davis proves how valuable he is as a soldier along with all the Airborne he served with. He also demonstrates how callous the Canadian government is in its treatment of the armed forces that it sends on peacekeeping missions worldwide. What's more, Davis tells his story in his own voice, and that's also what makes his tale so mesmerizing.
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Hello James, it's been a long time. Nov. 26 2005
By Angry middleaged man - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am the person who failed the driver's course James refers to in his book. Any lads out there with a desire for adventure should join the forces. If you keep an open mind, you will have no regrets. I am proud to have served in Her Majesty's Canadian Army. Merry Xmas James!
Needs Ten Stars..... May 23 2009
By CH - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Phenomenal read James. I wasn't able to put the book down. It is a great thing to hear the real story from the boots on the ground, rather than some reporter or politician. A better read than Marcinko's "Rogue Warrior" because there is less arrogance in your voice than in "Demo Dick's". I applaud your sense of humor as well. Glad to have read it.
An Amazing Story Oct. 13 2000
By Nick Cross - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am only 14, but as I read this story of danger and heroism I am touched. This detailed book of the Canadian Forces and one mans life as a sergeant is amazing. It has inspired me to join the Forces when I'm older. It is a book that every student should be required to read. It is a vivid story full of adventures. I read and found it great. I was looking for a book on the Canandian Army in the local library and found this book it looked very interesting so I checked it out. It's the best book I've read in my life!
Truth, at least May 24 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book reveals story different than officials in US and Canada told us. I learned how easy I've been manipulated.
Page 167-168: The next morning, a report came in from the observers that no Serb mortars had fired that they were aware of. The trajectory was calculated and it was determined that the Bosnians had mortared their own children. For public relations purposes. Sure enough, the morning news in the city reported that the UN and their Serb allies had killed these children. We could not believe it.

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