Always a Marine by Steven Preece
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Always a Marine
By Steven Preece

Always a Marine

The Return to Civvy Street

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Always a Marine by Steven Preece

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In Amongst the Marines, Steven Preece vividly depicted his excessive, violent lifestyle as an elite Royal Marine Commando. Now Always a Marine covers the author's struggle to leave that lifestyle behind following his departure from the service. Back on civvy street for the first time in over seven years, Preece finds it extremely difficult to adapt and struggles to shake off the belligerent mentality he developed while in the Marines. Despite these difficulties, he marries and starts a family, but this positive change is not enough to turn his life around. Preece soon discovers that his tendency towards violence will not be tolerated in the civilian workplace and, after finding himself blacklisted by many companies in his area, he is forced to look for employment abroad. This quest for work takes Preece to France, where he is caught up in a hotel fire; Germany, where he is double-crossed out of his job and later teams up with an ex-SAS trooper; Morocco, where an incident lands him in jail and he is later shot at by border police; and Thailand, where he fights in a boxing ring with a former French Legionnaire and gets caught up in a business scam. Having settled back in the UK, Preece's behaviour remains excessive. He severely injures his head and suffers minor brain damage after a heavy-drinking session. Upon recovering, he looks for something else to believe in and begins training in ninjutsu, the martial art of the ninjas, who view aggression as a sign of weakness. This, combined with the love of his family, finally enables him to put his past behind him. Always a Marine is the action-packed, often shocking account of one ex-Marine's 13-year struggle to control the aggression he learnt as a serviceman in order to become a respectable civilian.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960056
ISBN-10: 184596005X
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Steven Preece

Amongst the Marines by Steven Preece Amongst the Marines, Paperback (September 2004)

The author was a Royal Marine Commando from 1983 to 1990, serving first at entry-level and then as a lance-corporal. He focuses on the excessive and often shocking lifestyle of the Marines during this time, and impact this had on his own personality and behaviour.

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Author Biography - Steven Preece

Steven Preece has forged a successful career in IT and currently works as a senior technical operations manager.

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