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Lone survivor

the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10 — 1st mass market ed.

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This edition published in by Little, Brown and Company in New York.

Written in English

446 pages

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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Lone survivor: the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10
2009, Little, Brown and Company
in English - 1st mass market ed.
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Lone Survivor
2007, Little, Brown and Company
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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
June 12, 2007, Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover in English - 1 edition

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Work Description

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.

Edition Description

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.

Edition Notes

Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, 2007.

Genre
Personal narratives, American

Classifications

Library of Congress
DS371.413 .L87 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
446 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages
446

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23224453M
Internet Archive
lonesurvivoreyew10lutt_435
ISBN 10
0316044695
ISBN 13
9780316044691
LC Control Number
2009290772
Library Thing
3278814
Goodreads
6314665

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