Martial Mutterings – Quotes by Warriors About War
MARTIAL MUTTERINGS OFFERS UP HARD WON CONCLUSIONS OF WARRIORS FROM ANCIENT ASSYRIA TO MODERN AFGHANISTAN. SURPRISING, INCISIVE AND OFTEN HUMOROUS, THE QUOTES IN THIS SLIM VOLUME GIVE MODERN DAY WARRIORS (ARMCHAIR AND OTHERWISE) A GLIMPSE INTO WHAT REAL WARRIORS--NOT POLITICIANS OR COMMENTATORS--HAVE LEARNED FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE IN WAR.
What do those who have actually been in war have to say about it? Plenty, as it turns out., From blood-roiling bombast (You rogues! Do you want to live forever?!" Frederick the Great) to quiet reflection ("Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everybody you meet." Marine Genl. Mattis in Iraq), the battle tested offer rich insights into what Jonathan Swift called "the mad game the world so loves to play."
About J. Michael Roake (Corrales, New Mexico Author)
Michael Roake, the author and compiler, is a decorated retired Marine combat helo pilot (gunship and medevac) and Judge Advocate General. These quotations have inspired him with their wisdom and wit, and for the recognition of the sacrifice, nobility, and just plain humanity of those who have fought the world's wars for millennia. And, oh yes, he has been in a combat scrap or three himself.