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The Fighter: The extraordinary true story of how a Muay Thai champion survived hell on the frontline in Afghanistan

The Fighter: The extraordinary true story of how a Muay Thai champion survived hell on the frontline in Afghanistan
  

Paul 'Warlord' Warren was an Australian Muay Thai kick - boxing champion who was used to the physically punishing world of martial arts at its highest level. But nothing could prepare him for the torment he would face in the Australian army. One month after he arrived in...

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ISBN 9781459698314
Published 2 September 2015 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Warren, Paul
By Apter, Jeff
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ISBN-13 9781459698314
ISBN-10 1459698312
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 2 September 2015
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Warren, Paul
By Apter, Jeff
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 348
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Paul 'Warlord' Warren was an Australian Muay Thai kick - boxing champion who was used to the physically punishing world of martial arts at its highest level. But nothing could prepare him for the torment he would face in the Australian army. One month after he arrived in Afghanistan as a soldier in the ADF, an IED exploded, tearing off his right leg and instantly killing his mate, Private Ben Ranaudo. It was 18 July 2009 and Ben was the campaign's eleventh fatality. Private Warren's life was saved by the quick work of his battalion, who got him a helicopter within 16 minutes for surgery. Paul was flown to Germany and then back to Australia, where he received treatment for his injuries in Brisbane. Although he had only known his partner, Dearne, for four months before his deployment, she moved to Brisbane to assist his recovery. There were many dark times as Paul struggled with the shattering effects of PTSD, and guilt and grief over the death of his mate Benny. At his lowest ebb, Paul thought about taking his own life, as so many other soldiers in similar circumstances continue to do. Recovery was a slow and at times desperately painful process, but the discipline and toughness he'd learned from his martial arts background and the fierce love of Dearne helped him mend. The Fighter is a story of courage, determination and love that will move all who read it.

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