The Junior Officers' Reading Club
Killing Time and Fighting Wars
By Patrick Hennessey
(Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594484797, 310pp.)
Publication Date: September 7, 2010
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Patrick Hennessey was the youngest front-line captain in the British Army, served in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned a commendation for gallantry. Host Scott Simon speaks with Hennessey about his memoir, The Junior Officers' Reading Club. More at NPR.org
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- Hennessey frequently mentions experiencing boredom—both before and after he joins the military. Do you think that the men and women who are drawn to soldiering have a higher or lower tolerance for boredom? Do you think this affects their performance on the battlefield?