First Man In

by ANT MIDDLETON | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 9780008245726 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingengelsmanwing of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 1/26/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingengelsmanwing from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, January 26, 2019
No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

Special Forces training is no walk in the part. To survive the gruelling Selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.

Ant Middleton's military career saw him operate in some of the world's most dangerous places and pushed him to his emotional and physical limits. He completed three tours in Afghanistan, one as a Royal Marine, and two during his time in the Special Boat Service. As a point man in the SBS, Ant was always the first man through the door, the first man into the dark, and the first man in harm's way.

In this fascinating, visceral and revealing book, Ant speaks about the highs and gut-wrenching lows pf his life -- from the thrill of passing Special Forces Selection to dealing with the early death of his father and ending up in prison on leaving the military -- and draws valuable lessons that we can all use in our daily lives.


Bought as something not too taxing to read while stuck at an airport, First Man In actually proved to be quite interesting. The military can bring out the leader, but it also brings out aggression, and it's learning to master the latter that is the most important lesson in his story.

Journal Entry 2 by wingengelsmanwing at OBCZ Hotel De Doelen in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (4/13/2019 UTC) at OBCZ Hotel De Doelen in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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