Hazardous Duty is a real-life, hard-hitting nonfiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the sands of Saudi Arabia, the deadly alleys of Mogadishu and the teeming streets of Port-au-Prince. Colonel Hackworth returns from these new American battlefields to report that the Pentagon is wasting hundred of billions of dollars gearing up to fight the wrong kind of wars, and offers a tough-love critique of American military leadership, interpreting the new post-Cold War conflicts.
©1997 David H. Hackworth; (P)2009 Phoenix
I read this book when it first came out in the 90's and loved it. I was hoping Hack would be able to put a little extra in to make it worth getting on audio. Unfortunately, the production was half-assed and Hack seemed too tired to read his own book. That took a lot away from the story.
I still love books about war and the military, and this book is good if you read the original.
I would LOVE if they'd have Ray Porter read "About Face." Since Colonel Hackworth is dead, there will be no more books, articles or performances.
There is little I'd cut out, I would ADD the rest of the book that weren't read like the parts about Haiti and Croatia.
I can't stress enough that I am a big fan of David Hackworth. It's just that this audiobook was produced, edited, and performed badly. Hack just sounded tired and un-involved with his own book.
As a man who grew up on 20th Century battlefields, Hackworth has a lot to say that we ought to listen to. This is an important read for any political bent. Wish Audible had the unabridged version.
This was my second reading and will do it again in time.
David Hackworth is a American hero and gives the enlisted mans feeling a definate look.
Hackworth's plans and ideas for the military future is as great today as it was ten years ago when he first suggested them
For this retired military man all Hackworth writings are a great read or in my case listen !
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