Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in
Published: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316324108
ISBN - 13: 9780316324106
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Marcus Luttrell (born November 7, 1975) is a former Petty Officer First Class and United States Navy SEAL. He received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Redwing. Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Willis, Texas, Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999. He began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, California. He graduated with Class 228 after suffering a fractured femur early in his training. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. Prior to Afghanistan, Luttrell had been part of SEAL Team 5 and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom doing various operations there. Luttrell's bestselling book, Lone Survivor, tells the story of Operation Redwing and the navy SEAL Team 10 who were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail), a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains. Luttrell was the only survivor of the SEAL team.