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Author Cantwell, John P. (John Patrick)

Title Exit wounds : one Australian's war on terror / John Cantwell with Greg Bearup
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  355.0092 Cantwe Can/Ewo  AVAILABLE
Description [ix], 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates. : color illustrations, maps, color portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents First Gulf War, 1990-91--Second Gulf War, 2006--Middle East area of operations, 2010-11--Australia, 2011-12
Summary A deeply personal fast paced and insightful account of Cantwell's life in the Australian Army. He commanded at the very highest levels and fought on the front line in both Gulf Wars and as recently as 2010 where he was the General in charge of Australian forces in Afghanistan
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Notes Co-writer Greg Bearup has been a feature writer at the Good Weekend for the past ten years and has twice been awarded a Walkley Award for his writing. Prior to this he worked for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2004/5 he took leave from his job and lived in Pakistan and filed for various newspapers including the Guardian. He also worked for the UN on various elections and lived in Syria, for the vote of Iraqi refugees, and Bamyan, in the remote mountains of Central Afghanistan. In 2009 he published Adventures in Caravanastan about a trip around Australia in a caravan with his partner and their baby. Reviewer Bruce Elder described it as, "a subtle and ambiguous love letter to Australia in all its glory, craziness and diversity"
Major General John Cantwell AO, DSC joined the Australian Army as a private in 1974. He served in the first Gulf War with the Coalition forces between 1990 and 1991, and in the second Gulf War in 2006 and 2007, where he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Army. In 2010 he served a twelve-month tour as the commander of Australian forces in Afghanistan. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross in the 2012 Australia Day Honours List. Cantwell retired from the Army in 2012 after 38 years of service
SUBJECT Aplin, Timothy
Atkinson, Richard.
Bewes, Nathan
Boyce, Roger.
Brown, Jason
Cantwell, Jane
Cantwell, John P. (John Patrick)
Cantwell, John.
Chuck, Benjamin
Dale, Tomas
Evans, Mark.
Fastabend, David A
Houston, Angus
Hughes-Brown, Mark
Kirby, Grant
Larcombe, Jamie
MacKinney, Jared
Moerland, Jacob
Palmer, Scott.
Ranaudo, Ben
Roberts, Cory.
Roberts-Smith, Ben
Silk, Brandon
Smith, Darren.
Spinks, Don
Wilson, Gary.
Subject Australia. Australian Army -- Biography.
Australia. Australian Army.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, Australian -- Biography.
Generals -- Australia -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, Australian -- Biography.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- Australia -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Author Bearup, Greg.
ISBN 9780522861785 (paperback)
9780522861792 (ebook)