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Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper by [Mitic, Jody]
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Unflinching is one of those books that you just can’t put down. What a book! What a life! Jody is an inspiration. He never quit, he never gave up, no matter how tough the road was. This book will make you proud that Jody is a Canadian.” (Don Cherry)

“Jody Mitic’s harrowing and heroic life story reveals Canada’s frontline soldiers as I know them to be: intelligent, complex, emotional and loyal. ... This book is inspiration for anyone hoping to re-invent their life. Jody has triumphed at it time and again.” (Kevin Newman, journalist/ancho and co-author of All Out)

“I’ve read it all, start to finish, in one enthralled session. Unflinching is raw, personal, unforgiving, unrelenting and draws one into Jody’s life, with a vividness and a colour that’s visceral.” (General Rick Hiller, former Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces)

Unflinching is pure Jody Mitic—smart, funny, honest, and tough. I think the first time I saw Jody he was kicking the hell out of the army half marathon on his new feet; the next time, he was a newly elected Ottawa councillor, and now he’s an accomplished storyteller. He’d be almost irritatingly capable if he wasn’t also a lovely human being.” (Christie Blatchford, author of Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army)

“Over the last several years, Jody Mitic has been a larger-than-life figure in the military community. Reading his experiences in his own clear, humble, funny, and no-bullshit prose has offered insight to the very real human at the core of his story. I would recommend Unflinching to any Canadian, military or civilian.” (Matt Lennox, author of The Carpenter and Knuckle Head)

“The pacing and quiet drama of his stories of battlefield missions are excellent. He's got a nice touch for keeping you glued to his narrative. And it's in his portrayal of the physical and psychological effects of intense combat and command tactical gaffes that the memoir really takes off.” (Winnipeg Free Press)

“Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, is a deeply personal retelling of the 38-year-old’s life in the military.” (Ottawa Metronews)

Unflinching is a raw and sometimes brutal journey into the heart and life of a soldier.” (Ottawa Magazine)

Unflinching is a raw and candid memoir that follows the personal journey of a 20 year Canadian Armed Forces CAF Veteran and Sniper Team Leader Jody Mitic.” (The Western Sentinel)

“Mitic’s long and courageous road to recovery, from a life-changing injury and subsequent addiction to pain killers to becoming an outspoken advocate of injured veterans an Ottawa city councilor, is the stuff of inspiring movies.” (Quill & Quire)

Unflinching is a frank and engaging biography, chronicling Mitic’s transformation from troubled, awkward Brampton teen to self-assured infantryman.” (Edmonton Sun)

“Amazing and inspirational.” (The Waterloo Regional Record)

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Elite sniper Jody Mitic loved being a soldier. His raw, candid, and engrossing memoir follows his personal journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs below the knees.

Afghanistan, 2007. I was a Master Corporal, part of an elite sniper team sent on a mission to flush out Taliban in an Afghan village. I had just turned thirty, after three tours of duty overseas. I’d been shot at by mortars, eyed the enemy through my scope, survived through stealth and stamina. I’d been training for war my entire adult life. But nothing prepared me for what happened next.

A twenty-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Jody Mitic served as a Master Corporal and Sniper Team Leader on three active tours of duty over the course of seven years. Known for his deadly marksmanship, his fearlessness in the face of danger, and his “never quit” attitude, he was a key player on the front in Afghanistan. As a sniper, he secured strongholds from rooftops, engaged in perilous ground combat, and joined classified night operations to sniff out the enemy.

One day in 2007, when he was on a mission in a small Afghan village, he stepped on a landmine and the course of his life was forever changed. After losing both of his legs below the knees, Jody was forced to confront the loss of the only identity he had ever known—that of a soldier.

Determined to be of service to his family and to his country, he refused to let injury defeat him. Within three years after the explosion, he was not only walking again, he was running. By 2013, he was a star on the blockbuster reality TV show Amazing Race. In 2014, Jody reinvented himself yet again, winning a seat as a city councillor for Ottawa.

Unflinching is a powerful chronicle of the honour and sacrifice of an ordinary Canadian fighting for his country, and an authentic portrait of military life. It’s also an inspirational memoir about living your dreams, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, and having the courage to soldier on.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 26410 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (Sept. 8 2015)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P42WUJS
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,772 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have finished reading the book. It took me, due to work schedule, three sittings to read the book. I am sad and heart broken. I am sad and heart broken because the book was excellent, but too short. Councillor/MCpl (ret.) Mitic is a great writer. He writes as if he was sitting down with you and speaking straight at you. He doesn't mince his words and the fact he is a Councillman doesn't forbid him to use every day language. While reading his book, if one let"s themselves imagine just like I did that they are sitting down at a table in a Jr Ranks mess with an army buddy and he was telling them his story in person. That is how I felt reading this book so much that Councillor/MCpl (ret.) Mitic says it in simple words.
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I had heard of Jody Mitic, as he was running for political office in an Ottawa district, and won. I wanted to know more, and this book gave it to me, in spades. No pulled punches or whining for Jody Mitic. He tells it like it is, and gets on with his life. I read it in one sitting. Great book by a great guy.
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This is a great book as it gives a rare inside look into the life and mind of a soldier whose greatest ambition is to participate in the combat mission. The reader follows his life path, from his early days when, as a young boy, he dreams of enlisting, to the time when he is fully trained as a sniper, an elite category with the combat arms, and finally through the agony of rehabilitation following his injury from an IED. The book is well-written, keeping the reader's interest throughout.
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The author has found the 'voice' that many aspiring authors wish they could get. His is a very natural storytelling. For the most part it is a good story. I wanted a bit more about Afghanistan, though. For instance a bit about the Afghan Army who I have heard a lot of things about. The one instance they're mentioned in here, they ran off. Also, no emotions or mention of the Taliban he did kill. Very little is mentioned on the prosthetic for his legs--like how they're attached. Straightforward bio from school to sniper town councilor .
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WOW...absolutely inspiring...Jody, you've helped me over the edge brother....Today is my #invictusday...the day I chose to remove SUICIDE from the options category in my problem solving strategies. I thank everyone that has supported me in my journey. Special shout out to Jody Mitic who helped remind me of my warrior spirit when he spoke of the Invictus Games.
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Jody shows the strength and courage of a dedicated soldier both during his military career and after. His work with veterans after his own military career ended should be recognized and celebrated.
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From an angry youth to a warrior and political leader, Jody Mitic shines. His story is gritty and real, as he explains the sacrifices and hard work it took to become one of Canada's master snipers.

This is an incredibly inspiring book and i would recommend it to anyone.
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It was well written. It gave me a better sense of what solders go through to keep us safe.
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