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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation REDWING and the Lost… (edition 2007)

by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

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Title:Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation REDWING and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Authors:Marcus Luttrell
Other authors:Patrick Robinson
Info:New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
Collections:Your library
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Lone Survivor : The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell


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POV: 1st Person
Genre: Military, Autobiographical
Thoughts: My brother recommended this book to me. It is one of the best books I have ever read. The detail and imagery Luttrell uses to portray his and his team's heroic acts leave you grateful and in awe of them. He invoked many emotions throughout the story and more than once I had tears running down my face. Truly an amazing and heart wrenching account of Operation Redwing. ( )
  Kristymk18 | Nov 12, 2015 |
An honest story of what happened, why, where, and background. Kept brief and true, Luttrell provides a vivid insight to what it is to be a SEAL, reflected in how he writes his story: with heart, devotion, and drive. Luttrell has an excellent voice, his perspective more easily understood after his explanation of SEAL training, a process in which is awe-inspiring and truly makes us understand why these are our most elite warriors. I loved the writing style, because it fit the narrative perfectly: rough slang mixed with the hard-core spirit of the SEALS. I have true respect for Luttrell after reading this book, but not only because of his endurance and unwavering mental strength. Luttrell never yelled, hissed, or hated the politicians who essentially killed him; instead, he explained what happened and why it should never happen again. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes war stories or any sort of adventure. ( )
  Brianna_Weinstein | Nov 6, 2015 |
Hard review to write... In one sense I loved this (audio) book - it's reads like a modern day Louis L'Amour adventure tale, full of action and gun-totin', fun-lovin', wise-crackin', ever-so-intelligent good guys doing their best to catch the evil ugly stinkin' loathsome sneaky bad guys and it's so very easy to distinguish the two. Why, don't-cha know? one wears a "Texas patch" and the other a turban. Life is easy.

OTOH it's (mostly) cringe-inducing, pathetic drivel: the author clumsily writes about his incredibly "intelligent" SEAL friends and spouts rah-rah shoot-em-up "we're #1!" trite-isms from start to finish. I can only exclaim "Well, bless his heart, he certainly deserves an gold star for effort". The book is so shallow, so UN-insightful, so plain ol' stupid... I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Oh man... BBooks like this, and American Sniper, make me sad - we as a country are not going to get anywhere until we get past "poster patriotism".

You won't miss a thing skipping this book. ( )
  marshapetry | Jul 27, 2015 |
Great story of what happens when politicians dictate how soldiers should fight a war. Navy SEAL's are the best trained soldiers in the world and the lawyers and politicians should let them do what they do best. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Jun 19, 2015 |
Marcus Luttrell may be another uber-Christian, uber-patriotic Texan and Navy Seal but he was certainly a better writer than his prother in arms, Chris Kyle. I like that he kept his book brief; just giving the necessary background in his life and telling a better story about his battle in Afghanistan. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
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Just because Luttrell got his facts wrong, criticized the rules of engagement needlessly, and misunderstands counter-insurgency, that doesn’t mean his memoir is bad art. Misguided definitely, but not necessarily a poor piece of writing.

Except Lone Survivor is a bad piece of writing, and I hope it will be forgotten in twenty years.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316044695, Mass Market Paperback)

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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This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the Afghanistan mountains in 2005, that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

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