Painting the Sand by Kim Hughes

Painting the Sand by Kim
Hughes
The Sunday Times Bestseller.

‘Breathtaking. Kim Hughes is the man who stands between us and oblivion.’
Andy McNab (author of Bravo Two Zero)

‘An uplifting and enlightening account of the personal courage and
dedication required to do a very lonely job in the most extreme of
conditions’. John Nichol (The Mail On Sunday)

This is a book about science, bombs, and what happens to the human psyche
when every day you go to work might be your last.

Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in
the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a
grueling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan during which he defused 119
improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured
a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence. The back drop to
Painting the Sand is the Afghan War, the conflict where the cold courage of
the bomb disposal operator rose to national prominence. No other field of
warfare offers the chance of a single individual to come so close to his
enemy and fight out a battle of wits where losing can mean death. This is one
of the best memoirs that will come out of a ten-year struggle to defeat a
hidden, and enduring, enemy.

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Format

Paperback

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ISBN

1471156729

Condition

Used Fair

Language

English

Pages

336

Year Published

2018

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

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