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Losing the Battle, Winning the War

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405546621

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 29th April 2021

Genre: Health & Personal Development

What were you doing when you were 22? Where were you in the world? What did you want to do with your life?
Ben Parkinson was a six-foot-four Paratrooper. He was in Afghanistan fighting for his country. He wanted to always be a soldier, to be a father and to get home in one piece. But we don’t always get what we want. So the question is: how do we react when that happens? Easy:
You find something new to fight for.

Ben Parkinson MBE is an inspiration to everyone. Often cited as the most injured soldier to survive the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, he suffered 37 injuries when his Land Rover hit a mine in Helmand, including brain damage, breaking his back and losing both his legs. This book follows the story of what led him to that moment his life changed forever – and what happened next. Doctors didn’t think Ben could survive the trauma – then they didn’t think he would wake up, or talk again, or walk again. Time after time, Ben pushed the ceiling on what was possible, going on to carry the Olympic flame in 2012 and receiving an MBE for the enormous feats he has undertaken for charity.

What he has achieved in the face of adversity – for others as well as for himself – is nothing short of a miracle. Nerve-wracking, heart-warming and full of classic soldier’s humour, Losing the Battle, Winning the War is a book you’ll be thinking about long after the last page.