"Bob Brown's book is well named. It is, on one hand, a concise chronological history of a unique American publishing venture, and on the other, an autobiography of a maverick soldier and his bizarre assortment of cronies.
Above all, it is a great read."-American Rifleman "I Am Solider of Fortune" is a half-century of history told from ground level.
The higher value, though, may be in the perspective it offers on the warrior culture.
From the outside, it is easy to believe every soldier of fortune, every `private security contractor,' is a Rambo-style wild man, pumped on testosterone.
Some of the characters passing through Mr. Brown's book are that. Others are darkly sinister. Most are measured, disciplined professionals who understand both risk and principle....
At 80, Robert K. Brown stands as a central figure in a shadow world of secrecy and myth.
His book opens that world to readers on the outside.
There are many who don't like Soldier of Fortune magazine and the culture of rogue warrior exploits it represents.
Bob Brown doesn't care."-The Washington Times
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 408 pages, 32pp photos
- Publisher: Casemate Publishers
- Publication Date: 30/04/2016
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781612003931