First Man In - Ant Middleton

First Man In

By Ant Middleton

  • Release Date: 2018-05-31
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 563 Ratings

Description

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

To survive the gruelling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.

After 13 years service in the military, with 4 years as a Special Boat Service (SBS) sniper, Ant Middleton is the epitome of what it takes to excel. He served in the SBS, the naval wing of the special forces, the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal, achieving what is known as the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces. As a point man in the SBS, Ant was always the first man through the door, the first man into the dark, and the first man in harm’s way.

In this fascinating, exhilarating and revealing book, Ant speaks about the highs and gut-wrenching lows of his life – from the thrill of passing Special Forces Selection to dealing with the early death of his father and ending up in prison on leaving the military – and draws valuable lessons that we can all use in our daily lives.

Reviews

‘The best book of the year. First Man In will supercharge your life. Incredible.’ Tom Marcus, author of bestseller Soldier Spy

About the author

Ant Middleton is the front man for Channel 4’s hit show, SAS: Who Dares Wins. Born in Portsmouth and raised in rural France, Ant set his sights on a career in the armed forces and didn’t stop striving until he achieved his goal. Over the course of his career he has served in the Special Boat Service, the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal, achieving what is known as the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces.

Reviews

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    3
    By Marty3599
    I could hardly finish it, not an indicator of my ability to “get the job done” merely how boring this book was. The standard childhood beginning dispersed with the odd fragment of Army life. While I’m sure this book was not intended to follow the SAS/SBS action “pull up a sandbag” kind of book, it could go some way to keep me interested.
  • First Man In

    4
    By Ringo)
    Very honest and a great read. Leaves the reader with plenty to think about!
  • Top bloke

    5
    By Jessica plays games
    An honest account of life experiences. Strange how you can relate to his experiences.
  • Ant Middleton, First man in

    5
    By arthurharryaza
    Cracking read what a tough gritty guy no excuses gets in and gets out
  • First man in

    5
    By Rex91016
    Amazing read, just what I needed in this time of my life. Thanks very much Ant Middleton, the wake up call me and many people might need.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Alexxfh1991
    I'm not a big reader and I struggle with concentration when I do try and read so never finish a book. However, I have finished this one in about 2 days and I must say this is a truly amazing and inspirational book
  • First Man In........ Simply Awesome!

    5
    By Forest "A" Block
    This book kept me pinned to it from the moment I opened it! A very honest and personal book by someone I really look up to, hoping to see more from Ant Middleton both on the TV and in books. Top man
  • Fantastic read

    5
    By B00B5
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book on my holiday, struggled to put it down. It was great to read and find who Ant Middleton really was!
  • Brilliant read. A great motivator.

    5
    By the armchair soldier
    Just finished reading this autobiography of Antony Middleton. I really enjoyed read about him and I found it very inspirational. I feel quit motivated to strive out into the world and work hard to achieve my goals even when the chips are down make good of a bad situation.
  • Great Read!

    5
    By LeadingEdgeGolf
    Great read! Open. Honest. Insightful. Informative. Tough. Like it’s Author. Read it. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for sharing Mr Middleton.