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

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On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers. A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us, blow-by-blow, through the brutal training of America's warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs. He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan, where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks. In this rich , moving chronicle of courage, honor, and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare-and a tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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The leader, and only survivor, of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs sent to northern Afghanistan to capture a well-known al Qaeda leader chronicles the events of the battle that killed his teammates and offers insight into the training of this elite group of warr

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Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March of 1999 and became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January, 2002. After serving in Baghdad, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the Spring of 2005. Patrick Robinson is known for his best-selling US Navy-based novels and his autobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, One Hundred Days, was an international best-seller. He lives in England and spends his summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he and Luttrell wrote Lone Survivor.

Table of Contents

To Afghanistan...in a flying warehouse — Baby seals...and big ole gators — A school for warriors — Welcome to hell, gentlemen — Like the remnants of a ravaged army — 'Bye dudes, give 'em hell — An avalanche of gunfire — The final battle for Murphy's Ridge — Blown-up, shot, and presumed dead — An American fugitive cornered by the Taliban — Reports of my death greatly exaggerated — "Two-two-eight! It's two-two-eight!" — Epilogue : lone star.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316007542
Subtitle:
The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Author:
Marcus Luttrell
Author:
Patrick Robinson
Author:
Robinson, Patrick
Author:
Luttrell, Marcus
Subject:
Military
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
United States - Officers
Subject:
Afghan War, 2001-
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Military-Afghanistan
Subject:
Military-Elite
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Military-Gulf Wars
Subject:
Military-Recent Military History
Subject:
Military-Sale Books
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
390

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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
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"Synopsis" by , The leader, and only survivor, of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs sent to northern Afghanistan to capture a well-known al Qaeda leader chronicles the events of the battle that killed his teammates and offers insight into the training of this elite group of warr
"Synopsis" by , Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March of 1999 and became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January, 2002. After serving in Baghdad, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the Spring of 2005. Patrick Robinson is known for his best-selling US Navy-based novels and his autobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, One Hundred Days, was an international best-seller. He lives in England and spends his summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he and Luttrell wrote Lone Survivor.
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