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y separately published work icon Exit Wounds : One Australian's War on Terror single work   autobiography  
Note: Written with Greg Bearup.
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Exit Wounds : One Australian's War on Terror
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'John Cantwell, Queensland country boy, enlisted in the army as a private and rose to the rank of major general. He was on the front line in 1991 as Coalition forces fitted bulldozer blades to tanks and buried Iraqi troops alive. He served in Baghdad in 2006 and saw what a car bomb does to a crowded marketplace. He was commander of Australian forces in Afghanistan in 2010 when ten of his soldiers were killed. He came home in 2011 to be considered for the job of chief of the Australian Army. Instead, he ended up in a psychiatric hospital.

Exit Wounds is the deeply human account of one man's tour of the War on Terror, the moving story of life on a modern battlefield: from the nightmare of cheating death in a field strewn with mines, to the utter despair of looking into the face of a dead soldier before sending his body home to his mother. Cantwell hid his post-traumatic stress disorder for decades, fearing it would affect his career.' (Publisher's description)

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Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to my wife Jane, who has been an unfailing source of support and love through many dark days. I also dedicate this book to the memory of the extraordinary soldiers who lost their lives while under my command in Afghanistan in 2010, and whose courageous families continue to mourn ...

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2012 .
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      Extent: ix, 374 p., [8] p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., maps, col. ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 9780522861792 (ebook) :, 9780522861785 (pbk.)
    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2013 .
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      Extent: [ix], 398., [8] p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., maps, col. ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography.
      ISBN: 9780522864670

Works about this Work

No Surge in Illness : Defence Ian McPhedran , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 April 2015; (p. 17)
Grand Strategic Blindness Nick Hordern , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Exit Wounds : One Australian's War on Terror John Cantwell , 2012 single work autobiography
Scars from a Never-Ending Battle Gerard Windsor , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 November 2012; (p. 33) The Saturday Age , 10 November 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Exit Wounds : One Australian's War on Terror John Cantwell , 2012 single work autobiography
Writing the Next Chapter after Horrors of War Chris Johnson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2012; (p. 5)
Scars from a Never-Ending Battle Gerard Windsor , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 November 2012; (p. 33) The Saturday Age , 10 November 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Exit Wounds : One Australian's War on Terror John Cantwell , 2012 single work autobiography
Grand Strategic Blindness Nick Hordern , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Exit Wounds : One Australian's War on Terror John Cantwell , 2012 single work autobiography
Writing the Next Chapter after Horrors of War Chris Johnson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2012; (p. 5)
No Surge in Illness : Defence Ian McPhedran , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 April 2015; (p. 17)
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  • 1990-2012
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