American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, And The Betrayal Of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Scott TysonAmerican Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, And The Betrayal Of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Scott Tyson

American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, And The Betrayal Of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

byAnn Scott Tyson

Paperback | March 3, 2015

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Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent.

Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America’s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq training indigenous fighters, Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans’ trust and transform them into a reliable ally with whom we could defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. The military's top brass, including General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, approved, and Gant was tasked with implementing his controversial strategy.

Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Tyson soon came to share Gant’s vision, so she accompanied him to Afghanistan, risking her life to embed with the tribes and chronicle their experience. And then they fell in love.

Illustrated with dozens of photographs, American Spartan is their remarkable story—one of the most riveting, emotional narratives of wartime ever published.

Ann Scott Tyson is a war correspondent with a decade of combat experience, beginning with the invasion of Iraq. A Pulitzer Prize nominee, she has written for theChristian Science Monitorand theWashington Postand contributed to theWall Street Journal. She and Jim Gant are married and live in Seattle, Washington.
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Title:American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, And The Betrayal Of Special Forces Major Jim GantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062114999

ISBN - 13:9780062114990

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“Tyson raises a host of serious questions about the nature of war, the many aspects of loyalty, and the price paid by America’s front-line fighters.”