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The Easy Day was Yesterday - The extreme life of an SAS soldier
 
 

The Easy Day was Yesterday - The extreme life of an SAS soldier [Kindle Edition]

Paul Jordan
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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My SAS selection course instructor, was as hard as nails. At the start of each day’s training, he would say, ‘Men, the easy day was yesterday.’ With that, we’d all let out a silent sigh contemplating the tortures that lay ahead of us.

From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian gaol, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, produce a young man hell bent on being the best of the best — an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. He survives the gut-wrenching training regime, deployment to the jungles of Asia and the horrors of genocide in Rwanda before leaving the army to embark on a career as a security adviser.

His new life sees him pursuing criminals and gun-toting bandits in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons, protecting CNN newsmen as the US 7th Cavalry storms into Baghdad with the outbreak of the Iraq War, and facing death on a massive scale as he accompanies reporters into the devastated Indonesian town of Banda Aceh, flattened by the Boxing Day tsunami.

During his 24 days in an Indian gaol, Paul Jordan discovers that friendship and human dignity somehow survive the filth and deprivation. This is a personal account of a tough, hardened fighter who suddenly finds himself totally dependent on others for his every need.

The Easy Day was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest and raw, but laced with dark humour. The core of Paul Jordan’s eventful life, however, is the strength of his bonds with family and friends and the ability of the human spirit to survive even the direst adversity.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1701 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477499873
  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (6 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089JQ1PC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,584 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Easy Day Was Yesterday. 12 Sep 2012
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The British SAS seem to be restricted by confidentiality agreements now so a view from the perspective of the Australian SAS(R)is very welcome. The compassionate account of the Rwandan massacres and the role of the UN in yet another feeble peace-keeping role is well observed and very powerful in its delivery. The author's time in an Indian prison is depressingly repetitive and gives us some hint of how the reality must have been and his time embedded with American troops on the push into Baghdad is revealing in its observations. All in all, this book is a great contribution to the genre and should be sought out by readers and historians alike.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this rubbish. 27 Sep 2013
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I have read lots of books on the SAS. This book is not about the Australian SAS but this man's time in a prison abroad. Don't buy it it is rubbish.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 25 Sep 2013
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The majority of the book covers his time in jail which got quite repetitious.Disjointed the way it flitted onto various episodes in his career.hard to get interested in story.not a good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review. 3 Nov 2013
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This turned out to be rather slow and boring in parts. Definitely not one for leaving you on the edge of your seat!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read 28 July 2013
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Not the best book I've read but I did enjoy it all the same, the Australian SAS get less respect than they deserve in my opinion. What people need to realise is that it doesn't matter which country you serve with, the SAS are the Elite fighting force and are second to none.
The guy writes in an easy to read and understand way and for that I enjoyed it. I remember the DS on selection when I was in the reserves saying the same thing, "yesterday was the easy day" and in many cases he was right. Well done mate on a decent book. Give it a try, if you are open minded and enjoy reading about other countries forces then you should enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 July 2014
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As it Is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars relaxed interesting read 13 Jun 2014
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Great book from a man who has obviously lead quite an eventful life. Especially enjoyed reading about the SAS selection process.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slow Read 6 April 2014
By Paul
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Not what the title suggests. Simply a story of an ex SAS soldier imprisoned after a mistaken journey in Asia
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow going !
I thought I'd ordered a book on the SAS and indeed the author was in the SAS. I think the book should have been written on life in the SAS not being locked in a jail. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Adam Cowming
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Its a stupid book.at flirts yo u think that its about war and the author only writes about jail......
What a pity
Published 4 months ago by Sergio Velasco
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible........not even worth one star
This smacks of someone trying to cash in on a personal experience of injustice. Badly written, poorly linked to military experiences and just plain boring. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Stefan Grzybowski
5.0 out of 5 stars great read about a great mans career.
Not laid out as a normal book written by an author but tells of an extraordinary life of soldier as he saw it in his own words. I started this book and got into it straight away. Read more
Published 7 months ago by billy
4.0 out of 5 stars great read based in so much reality
Excellent book that links well with different times in Paul's life. The SASR training was hardcore...but not as tough as the British Brecon Becons. ;-p
Published 7 months ago by Grant Grieve
4.0 out of 5 stars An okay read
Not a bad read, just not what I expected nor what the title suggested. Don't be put off though as it gave an insight into life in a Indian jail and the experiences of a white man... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ
VERY GOOD READ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MILITARY.SHOWS THE OTHER SIDE OF TRAINED KILLERS.!TRYING TO HELP OTHERS.AND GETTING THE JOB DONE.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Simon's books
I've just started this book and so far it's an excellent read just the kind of book I was looking for to read .
Published 9 months ago by Slb24966
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
I enjoyed reading this, and the author does a good job at re-living and telling his tale. There are some decent anecdotes in between chapters, so that the book is not one long... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Scott Sanders
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