Nathaniel C. Fick
Nathaniel Fick was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1977. He
with high honors from Dartmouth College in 1999, earning
Classics and Government. While at Dartmouth, Fick
cycling team to a US National Championship, and wrote a
on Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War and its
for American foreign policy.
He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United
Corps upon graduation, and trained as an infantry officer.
Fick led his platoon into Afghanistan and Pakistan only
9/11, helping to drive the Taliban from its spiritual
Kandahar. After returning to the States in 2002, he was
join Recon, the Corps' special operations force. Fick led a
reconnaissance platoon in combat during the earliest months
Operation Iraqi Freedom, from the battle of Nasiriyah to
the fall of
Baghdad, and into the perilous peacekeeping that followed.
Fick left the Marines as a captain in 2003 and is currently
masters degree in International Security at Harvard
F. Kennedy School of Government, and an MBA at the Harvard
School. 60 Minutes, the BBC, and NPR have featured
his work. Fick's
writing has appeared in newspapers across the country,
including The New York Times, The Washington
Post, and The
International Herald Tribune.
He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Books:One Bullet Away, September 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, October 2005