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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
Rating:****
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This might have been an interesting story, I don't know since I did not get past the first 50 or so pages. It was written at about a High School sophomore level. That may have been its intended audience but I found it detracted from the story. Perhaps the movie was better as it most likely would have skipped a lot of the introductory materials. ( )
  GLHufford | Sep 11, 2014 |
This is story of inspiration and determination. Marcus Luttrell is a man that most of us can only hope to be. I highly recommend his story to anyone that thinks they might be even a little bit interested in it. ( )
  jsopcich | May 19, 2014 |
Listened to the audio of this book. Very tense, very riveting. ( )
  CheryleFisher | Apr 7, 2014 |
A very good, very personal, & therefore slightly jaundiced account of Operation Redwing. No one can doubt this mans heroism & amazing capabilities under fire & afterwards. A very good account of the modern battlefield, & special forces. ( )
  aadyer | Feb 3, 2014 |
First part of book describes his training.. second part of book describing his combat experience would not be remotely believable without reading the first part. Really puts things in to perspective what humans are capable of. ( )
  rumurphy | Oct 9, 2013 |
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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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