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

Published: 2013-11-19
Mass Market Paperback : 464 pages
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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 ...
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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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Our club had each member take a turn to talk about what family members they had that had been in the military and how this affected their views.
by mindysauve (see profile) 01/31/14

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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Navy Seal Team 10
by mzlinda (see profile) 06/28/14
This was a book written by a part of Navy Seal Team 10 telling the events of Operation Red Wings and the loss of the Navy Seal team.
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by ercourson (see profile) 01/02/11
Of course you could go with the obvious Afghan fare, but I recommend some good ole Texas Bar-b-q and some southern comfort foods to remind you of the good ole US of A!!!! Home!

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  "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Navy Seal Team 10"by mzlinda (see profile) 06/28/14

I liked the book but I also don't think that it's right for everyone. If you like military books, I think it's a good choice. Not necessarily a good book for a book club that hates this ki... (read more)

 
  "Lone Survivor"by micheles (see profile) 02/17/14

Unbelievable men of great courage. Everyone should know their story. Book much more informative than movie.

 
  "What a story"by mindysauve (see profile) 01/31/14

Our book club rated this 4 out of 5 stars with many members giving it 4.5. I was skeptical that it would spark good discussion, but we had very lively and interesting discussions about not only this story,... (read more)

 
  "Lone Survivor"by MGabe (see profile) 01/31/14

 
  "Lone Survivor"by navy10767 (see profile) 04/27/12

This was an exceptional book. It details the single greatest loss of SEAL team members in their history. The tremendous respect and love that Luttrell held for his fellow team members was keenly felt.... (read more)

 
  "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10"by lemonie (see profile) 02/09/11

Fantastic eye opening book.

 
  "A Must for Guys n Girls!"by ercourson (see profile) 01/02/11

An absolutely amazing tale of our American Heros fighting for our country in Afghanistan. I am so glad that Marcus survived to tell the story of his fellow soldiers and the sacrifices they and all our... (read more)

 
  "Lone Survivor"by annhauber (see profile) 10/14/10

I would never take away from the characters' heroism. That goes without saying. But, I found it very offputting when he blamed all his difficulties on the "liberal" media. The media did not put that... (read more)

 
  "Lone Survivor"by BSkol (see profile) 06/20/10

I wish I could give this more stars, but the writing ruined it for me.

 
  "Couldn't Get through it"by SJ (see profile) 06/23/09

I really wanted to love this book, but I and several members just could not get past the awful writing. The characters were one-dimentional. Even heros have flaws, but none were described here. I'll wait... (read more)

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