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Undaunted : a life in training / Hugh O'Brien.

By: O'Brien, Hugh [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Sydney, NSW : Ebury Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: ix, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857983480 :.Other title: Undaunted : from clearance diver to mercenary : an Australian man's life on the edge [Cover title].Subject(s): O'Brien, Hugh | Australia. Royal Australian Navy. Clearance Diving Branch | Mercenary troops | Divers -- Australia -- Biography | Navies -- Australia -- Amphibious operations | Special forces (Military science) -- Australia | Mercenary troops -- Australia -- BiographyDDC classification: 359.9840994
Contents:
From clearance diver to mercenary. An Australian man's life on the edge... cover. -'Diving was a boys-own adventure, a jump into the unknown full of devil-may-care attitudes. It welcomed you with one hand and cast you asunder with the other. It was a hideous bitch goddess and it drank the blood of the unprepared.' Since his low-key upbringing, Hugh 'Obi' O'Brien's life has been a wild ride. What led this country boy, one of four sporty sons, from Sydney boarding school to directionless youth to navy clearance diver u slipping undetected through deep waters to defuse mines and dismantle bombs? Then, upping the adrenaline, Obi joined the mysterious Special Forces counterterrorism unit TAG (East) u no walk in the park. In his memoir Undaunted u full of eye-popping anecdotes and sparing the reader nothing of his persistent self-doubt u he recounts this incredible journey. He also describes the difficult transition from military life u to his days risking 'spaghettification' on underwater construction projects then private security work pirate-hunting in the Red Sea and tearing along the world's most dangerous roads in the Middle East. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to follow a high-action alternative route through life, Obi makes a unique guide. Undaunted is an engaging and unexpected account by an operator at once tough, whimsical and funny and always brutally honest.
Summary: If you have ever wondered what it would be like to follow a high-action alternative route through life, Obi makes a unique guide. This is an engaging and unexpected account by an operator at once tough, whimsical and funny and always brutally honest.
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'Diving was a boys-own adventure, a jump into the unknown, full of devil-may-care attitudes. It welcomed you with one hand and cast you asunder with the other. It was a hideous bitch goddess and it drank the blood of the unprepared.'

After an ordinary childhood, Hugh 'Obi' O'Brien's life has been surprising. What took this sporty country boy from Sydney boarding school to directionless youth to navy clearance diver, slipping undetected through deep waters to defuse mines and dismantle bombs? Upping that level of adrenaline, Obi joined the Special Forces counterterrorism unit TAG (East) - no picnic.

In a memoir full of eye-popping anecdotes, he colourfully recounts this wild ride. He reveals the painful transition from military life to his days risking 'spaghettification' on underwater construction projects to private security work - pirate-hunting in the Red Sea and tearing along the world's most dangerous roads in the Middle East.

Undaunted is for anyone who's ever dreamed of taking a high-action, alternative route through life. This is an engaging and unexpected account by an operator at once tough, whimsical and funny, and always brutally honest.

Includes index.

From clearance diver to mercenary. An Australian man's life on the edge... cover. -'Diving was a boys-own adventure, a jump into the unknown full of devil-may-care attitudes. It welcomed you with one hand and cast you asunder with the other. It was a hideous bitch goddess and it drank the blood of the unprepared.' Since his low-key upbringing, Hugh 'Obi' O'Brien's life has been a wild ride. What led this country boy, one of four sporty sons, from Sydney boarding school to directionless youth to navy clearance diver u slipping undetected through deep waters to defuse mines and dismantle bombs? Then, upping the adrenaline, Obi joined the mysterious Special Forces counterterrorism unit TAG (East) u no walk in the park. In his memoir Undaunted u full of eye-popping anecdotes and sparing the reader nothing of his persistent self-doubt u he recounts this incredible journey. He also describes the difficult transition from military life u to his days risking 'spaghettification' on underwater construction projects then private security work pirate-hunting in the Red Sea and tearing along the world's most dangerous roads in the Middle East. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to follow a high-action alternative route through life, Obi makes a unique guide. Undaunted is an engaging and unexpected account by an operator at once tough, whimsical and funny and always brutally honest.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to follow a high-action alternative route through life, Obi makes a unique guide. This is an engaging and unexpected account by an operator at once tough, whimsical and funny and always brutally honest.

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