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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > SEPTEMBER 2016 > One Soldier: A Canadian Soldier‘s Fight Against the Islamic State

One Soldier: A Canadian Soldier‘s Fight Against the Islamic State

Dillon Hillier with Russell Hillier

“ISIS HAS been able to maraud across Syria and Iraq because of some brilliant early victories. But it isn’t invincible and we could win the war in a month or two.” So writes Dillon Hillier at the end of his new memoir, a book that tracks his experience as Canada’s first volunteer soldier in the overseas battle against the Islamic State. Hillier served in Afghanistan with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, but was compelled to volunteer to assist the Kurdish army after reports of ISIS attacking homes and civilians in Iraq. (HarperCollins, Oct.)

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