Exit Wounds: One Man's War On Terror
by John Cantwell and Greg Bearup
A deeply personal, fast paced and insightful account of John 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.
Exit Wounds takes readers onto the ground and into the daily demands and horrors experienced by those at the ‘decisive point’ of the fighting. As a young man from a large family, John Cantwell joined the Australian Army at 17 as a Private and rose to become a General. The page turning action of his book is laced through with his insightful descriptions of personal struggle over decades with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Major-General Cantwell describes his experiences in major wars and conflicts involving Australia over the past 20 years. He talks about losing soldiers ‘entrusted’ to his care.
Soft cover, 288 pages.