One Bullet Away

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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
Author Nathaniel Fick
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir
Publisher Houghton-Mifflin
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 372
ISBN 0-618-55613-3

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer is an autobiography by Nathaniel Fick, published by Houghton-Mifflin in 2005. An account of Nathaniel Fick's time in the United States Marine Corps, it begins with his experiences at Officer Candidate's School in Quantico, Virginia and details his deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq during the War on Terror.[1][2][3]

In 2006, Recorded Books published an unabridged audiobook edition (ISBN 978-1-41937595-8), narrated by Andy Paris.


Nathaniel Fick received the Colby Award for One Bullet Away in 2006.[4]


  1. ^ Cave, Damien (2005-11-20). "Few and Proud". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Mark (2006-03-26). "One Bullet Away: the making of a Marine officer by Nathaniel Fick". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  3. ^ Brown, Jeffrey (2005-11-11). "Nathaniel Fick: "One Bullet Away"". PBS. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Tawani Foundation - Colby Award". 

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