Barefoot Soldier

Johnson Beharry with Nick Cook

The amazing true story of Private Johnson Beharry, the first living recipient in almost 40 years of Britain's highest military decoration: the Victoria Cross. During a series of explosive operations in Iraq, Private Beharry carried out two acts of outstanding heroism. He saved the lives of thirty men. In the second action, a rocket-propelled grenade exploded six inches from his head, yet he managed to drive out of the ambush before collapsing. Paperback, photographs, 434 pages.