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Rare Bird Books
Paperback, September 19, 2017: 978-1945572494
US $15.95 | Memoir

No Joy: A Recon Marine's Tales of (Self) Destruction

By David Rose

Joining the Marines in 2002, David Rose signed up to go fight…and to go die. On this grim path, rather than finding a violent death, he would find family, purpose, and a brotherhood amid the misfit tribal world of the war fighter. 

No Joy sees David recounting madcap tales of muay thai bouts in seedy garages, a bizarre stint as a street cop, being on the other side of the badge, becoming a veteran of the psych ward, and more. It's an irreverently told story that doesn't just tell one man's tale, but speaks to the necessary question: what really draws modern young men to war?



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David Rose was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2002 to 2006, mostly as a Reconnaissance Man in 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He deployed to Iraq in 2004; operating in the most violent battle space of the war, the Al Anbar Province—the Triangle of Death. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from American Military University as well as a Master of Science in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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