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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (26 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849830606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849830607
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Patrick Bury's Callsign Hades joins that elite band of great war books. It is a quite enthralling account of Irish soldiers at war, by a gallant Irish officer and a superb writer - Irish Independent

This is an intensely sad and moving book . . . Callsign Hades is a vivid but ultimately despair-inducing account of war in the 21st century - Irish Times

A scintillating masterpiece... The first great book of the Afghan War Kevin Myers

I was particularly impressed by Bury's understanding of junior command and leadership... I sincerely hope that this book becomes embedded in every account of leadership across all three services...There have been many books written by serving personnel of life at the "sharp end" in Helmand since 2006. This is, in my view, the very best - British Army Review

Utterly riveting. - Belfast Telegraph

Excellent...Bury is a gifted writer... (Callsign Hades) is thoroughly deserving of the accolades it has received - Army Rumour Service

A classic. Rarely has the nature of war in Afghanistan been captured as well as in Paddy Bury's book -Richard Doherty, author of Mission Helmand

Enlightening... brilliant - Daily Mirror

Subtly different...a more personal account of action - Financial Times

Describes the hell of combat with visceral intensity - Irish News

One of the most thoughtful books on Afghanistan I've come across - Professor Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Oxford University

A gripping account of the bloody war being fought in Afghanistan by Northern Irish and British soldiers - Belfast Telegraph Sunday Life Magazine

Whilst there's no shortage of blood and guts, this book also contains thoughtful analysis of the moral and emotional difficulties young soldiers endure - Irish Examiner

[Bury] is honest about a soldier's experiences and frank about the toll - physical and mental - inflicted on himself and his men - Sunday Business Post

Bury writes this soldier's view expressively and honestly, and with a humorous undertone that never detracts from the seriousness of operational life... It is clear that he has a profound love for his regiment and the men that served in it - --Soldier Magazine

About the Author

Patrick Bury is 27 years old and served in 1st Royal Irish Regiment until October 2009.

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