Title: Sleeping with Your Ears Open – On Patrol with the Australian SAS
Author: McKay, Gary MC
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1999
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 307 pages
Comments: Australian SAS soldiers tell their own story of the actions they experienced in Borneo and Vietnam.
Sleeping With Your Ears Open takes the reader into the heart and soul of the men of the Australian Army’s Special Air Services Regiment. It provides a clear insight into the rigours of the SAS selection process, training for war in Papua New Guinea, then in graphic and sometimes raw and brutal detail into combat behind enemy lines in Borneo and South Viet Nam.
‘It is an engrossing soldier’s story. One in which the qualities of the men, their mental, physical and psychological toughness together with their superb battlecraft, essential for operating in small teams isolated in the enemy’s backyard, emerge as the key components for their success in these two conflicts.’
Brigadier Rod Curtis, AM, MC (Retd)
‘McKay has done what few other authors writing about the SAS achieve. He debunks the myths and lets the men who served in the Regiment tell it as it was. My children ask me what it was like to serve with the SAS in South Viet Nam: I will give them this book to read.’
Brigadier Chris Roberts, AM, CSC
About Gary McKay
Gary McKay served as a rifle platoon commander in Viet Nam and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. His time in Viet Nam was the basis of his first book, the best-selling ‘In Good Company: One Man’s War in Vietnam’. He is also the author of ‘Delta Four’ and ‘Bullets, Beans and Bandages’ (first published as ‘Vietnam Fragments’) and coauthor of ‘Jungle Tracks’ and ‘All Guts and No Glory’. Gary lives in Jervis Bay, NSW and currently works as a freelance historian and non-fiction writer.
Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page.