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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

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Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.

This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

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In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found themandhellip;

The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Starsandmdash;the Armyandrsquo;s third highest award for combat valor. It was the most Silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam.

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Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiersandrsquo; mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.

About the Author

Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the Associated Press. In 2003, he was assigned to an investigative series that uncovered the longest string of atrocities carried out by a U.S. fighting unit in the Vietnam War. In recognition of the series andldquo;Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths,andrdquo; which led to an investigation by the Pentagon, he was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Weiss currently works for the AP on investigative projects, and an investigative series he wrote about corrupt real estate appraisers won several national awards in 2009. He also was part of a team of AP reporters that won a George Polk Award in 2010 for their coverage of the British Petroleum oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kevin Maurer has covered special operations forces for eight years. He has been embedded with the U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan six times in the last five years and spent ten weeks with a team of Green Berets in Afghanistan in 2010. He has embedded with American soldiers in Iraq, east Africa and Haiti. The author of four books, he co-wrote a memoir of a Korean War veteran, a book about the 2006 Battle of Sperwan Ghar, and is the co-author of No Easy Day:and#160;The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Binand#160;Laden.

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Steve Black, April 13, 2009 (view all comments by Steve Black)
This is an amazing story of American heroes. This book makes the reader realize what these young men called the Navy Seals sacrifice every day of their career. Unable to put this book down once I started it and found myself waking up at night thinking about these young men. A must read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316067607
Subtitle:
The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Author:
Luttrell, Marcus
With:
Robinson, Patrick
Author:
Robinson, Patrick
Author:
Maurer, Kevin
Author:
Weiss, Mitch
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Military
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
United States - Officers
Subject:
Afghan War, 2001-
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Navy Seals; Naval warfare; Navy history; Afghan War; War memories; Personal narrative; Military history; Combat; U.S. Navy; Special forces; War heroes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+ 16 page photo insert
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.08x5.72x1.10 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found themandhellip;

The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Starsandmdash;the Armyandrsquo;s third highest award for combat valor. It was the most Silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam.

and#160;

Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiersandrsquo; mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.

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