Synopses & Reviews
Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Robert's Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story--from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his life--including his successes, tragedies, struggles with thoughts of suicide--to show how his faith and his family pulled him through. Includes 8 pages of color photos.In a nutshell: Excellent book for military familes trying to cope with the family pressures of a soldier's active duty. Inspirational book for a soldier struggling with post traumatic stress disorder. Helps readers understand the importance of faith in dealing with the war. An up-close-and-personal account of the war on terror; and the story of one soldier's faith. An insider's account of Robert's Ridge Rescue in Afghanistan.
The frontlines on the war on terror A world away from his wife and family A downed helicopter, surrounded by al-Qaeda A trauma from which few recover completely "I had died on that mountain. Who I used to be, the man I was before, had died there, with many others. Now I didn't know who I was. Now I wanted to kill who I had become." For the first time ever, Nate Self tells the complete account, featured in part on Dateline NBC, of the battle he led in Afghanistan to rescue a Navy SEAL who had fallen into the hands of al-Qaeda fighters. It's the story of a hero who fights two wars-the fight in Afghanistan and the fight against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-to preserve his mind and soul, his family and home. A rare look into a soldier's soul.
Self tells the complete account, featured in part on "Dateline NBC," of the battle he led in Afghanistan to rescue a Navy SEAL who had fallen into the hands of al-Qaeda fighters. It's the story of a hero who fights two wars--one in Afghanistan and one against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.