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The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young ma‛s transformation into a twenty-first-century warrior.

Born into a family with a long history of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War, Andrew Exum enrolled in Army ROTC to pay for his Ivy League education. Shortly after graduation in 2000, he joined the infantry, then endured the grueling rigors of Ranger School before becoming a platoon leader with the storied 10th Mountain Division. He thought that perhaps, if he was lucky, he and his men would see action on a peacekeeping mission. Then came the fateful events of September 11, 2001.

Called to action as a twenty-three-year-old, he led his troops into Afghanistan to root out the hard-core remnants of Osama bin Lade‛s forces. Thrown into the maelstrom of modern war, Exum contended with Afghani warlords, cable news correspondents, and the military bureaucracy while hunting a desperate enemy in a treacherous land—and on a mountain ridge in the Shah-e-Kot Valley he would confront and kill an al-Qaeda fighter. After returning home, Exum struggled to come to terms with the media coverage and public perception of the war while seeking to make peace with the man he had become.

By turns harrowing and reflective, this powerful memoir gives voice to a generation of soldiers that has risen to confront the threats of a dangerous new world.

Synopsis:

Soldier X vividly brings to life his journey through ROTC training, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger School, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan where he must confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter.

Synopsis:

Soldier X vividly brings to life his journey through ROTC training, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger School, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan where he must confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter.

About the Author

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Andrew Exum is a veteran of Operation Anaconda. He reached the rank of captain with the U.S. Army Rangers before leaving the service in May 2004. He currently lives in Beirut, where he is studying Arabic at the American University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592401376
Author:
Exum, Andrew
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Army
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Military - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050519
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.34x.72 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14 up to AND UP

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"Synopsis" by , Soldier X vividly brings to life his journey through ROTC training, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger School, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan where he must confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter.
"Synopsis" by , Soldier X vividly brings to life his journey through ROTC training, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger School, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan where he must confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter.
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