* 'This is BRAVO TWO ZERO meets ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. Tom Read's story had me on the edge of my seat. It also made me cry. ( Andy McNab.)
Extraordinary ( MAIL on Sunday)
An incredible story: funny, sad and as breathtaking as a high altitude sky dive ( CAMERON SPENCE author of SABRE SQUADRON.)
A courageous book. ( THE TIMES)
FREEFALL is the story of a SAS member's journey into madness and his attempts to find his way out again. A former menber of the British Parachute Regiment, Tom Read was preparing to freefall from more than 23 miles above the earth to become the first man to punch a hole through the sound barrier unassisted. It didn't work out that way. From his hospital bed in a French sanatorium, he began to review his life in an attempt to trace the roots of his madness: the tough childhood, moving from place to place; joining the Parachute Regiment at seventeen and confronting riots, IRA snipers and booby-traps; doing more than1,000 jumps with the Red Devils and the first ever Parachute drop onto the Falklands; and the high-altitude work that may have created a chemical imbalance in his brain. Weaving backwards and forwards between a haunting present and a remarkable past FREEFALL is an unrelentingly suspenseful account of an amazing life.
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Buchbeschreibung Little Brown, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. VG-/VG- 1st edition 1988 Little Brown hardback, unclipped DJ with great cover and photo section. Slight spine lean, a little corner rubbing to DJ corners and spine ends, light corner bruising, else VG tight copy. Tremendously moving memoir of free-falling and psychosis by the late ex-Red Devil and SAS member. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 059607. Artikel-Nr. 059607