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

by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

Little, Brown And Company | June 12, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 is rated 4.77272727272727 out of 5 by 22.
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.

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Published: June 12, 2007

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316007544

ISBN - 13: 9780316007542

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta read this! Awesome book. If you saw the movie, you should read this. Gives a whole new insight, and fills in the gaps in the movie.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from inspiring! having served in the military...the heroic story and gallantry of these men reflects the true heart and soul of the USA..
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warriors True story of survival, the accounts of those incredible days on that mountain by Marcus and his brothers is true heroism..
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Act of Bravery This is an extraordinary book everyone should read before they speak out about military brutality. I loved Evey minutes I spent reading this book, I now know what being a US NAVY SEAL means, these are brave men trained to go into combat,face evilness and enemies who doesn't think twice about killing or torturing them and doesn't have a clue about those ridiculous ROE we impose on our soldiers. We send them to war, so we can continue to live freely, with their Hans tied behind their back. You want to know more, read this, story, it'll break your heart.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This is a good book to read, very informative.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lone survivor It was hard to put this book down. A true life thriller. Hard to believe what the body can endure if the mind set is right. The BE BEST I ave read!
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Account of Operation Red Wings! Best military book I've ever read on Operation Red Wings.... Thank God for our men & women serving, like Marcus Luttrell!
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal Amazing story...made me feel like I was right there with them.
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Excellent book reading about the sacrifice are military make for me to live free in this country there are no words to express my gratitude and respect for forever
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Thank God there are men that serve our military and nation that can show the courage and fortitude that he showed after losing the of his brothers in arms.
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend Movie was ok. Book was much better
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When it sticks to the point, it hits bullseye A moving recount of the mission in Afghanistan that claimed lives of group of Navy SEALs. Perfectly captures the camaraderie and bravery of these soldiers, as well as bravery and honor of the villagers who decided to give Marcus, the titular Lone Survivor, sanctuary despite Taliban attacks and pressure to hand him over. better than a very good movie that was still rather thin in some aspects that book covers in grater detail. I docked it a point for unnecessary po;liticla propaganda. As a Candian, I really don't care about which US political partty I should vote for.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Lone Survivor" The selfless sacrifices made and the heroic honor exemplified by these men are provided for each and every one of us, as Americans. It should most surely and sadly shame those who politically play out their own weak and selfish failings on the currently corrupt and morally bankrupt battlefields of government in Washington, D.C..
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book Truly amazing!!! Couldn't put the book down. My thoughts and prayers go out to these brave men and their families. Marcus and the rest of the seals are true heros!!!
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lone survivor Great heros ...our navy seals
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lone survivor I believe that this book should be required reading in all US American history classes. I have read many books similar to this one, but none of them compare to Marcus Luttrell's story of loss, endurance, loyalty, and courage. Lone Survivor is a page-turner, a tear-jerker and an invigorating rioter all coalesced into a profoundly thought-provoking and galvanizing true life story.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lone survivor LOVED this book! Only complaint was that I did not get enough sleep! I could not put it down at night. I would often find myself still reading into the wee hours of the morning, choosing to give up sleep just to ready "a few more pages". A must for any Kobo owner.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lone survivor This was an amazing story, you could feel how the Navy Seals felt stranded and yet bonded together even though they were out numbered. The news does not do justice to these brave men.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lone survivor Such an incredibly emotional rollercoaster of a book... gives you such insight into what it takes to become a Navy Seal and the actuality of being a member of a Seal team and what you would do for your team. Marcus is such an inspiration and I just want to applaud him for his bravery and to his fallen teammates may God Bless them! An awe-inspiring book...
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad not great either Battle scenes are very moving. Informative information about the Pushtin people.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lone Survivor: Reality of a SEAL Of all the SEAL books and movies I have encountered, Lone Survivor puts the SEAL Brotherhood at the forefront, like no other. You cannot pen a SEAL story without action, and there is plenty of that here. But, there is more to a SEAL's life than espionage, assassination, reconnaissance and mission training. The Brotherhood is what motivates you, beyond God, Country and Team. Marcus has made this abundantly clear, and we are all thankful that Mr. Luttrell was encouraged to share his experience with others. The motto, "My best day was yesterday" is clear in this case. Thank you, Marcus, and all our SEAL brothers.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right on the nose. Enough said. I saw the movie and was amazed by the story. Thus, I had to read the book to get the whole story. Excellent!! Enjoyed both very much. Thankful for men and women in the US military!
Date published: 2014-01-29

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Kobo eBookLone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

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

by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 12, 2007

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316007544

ISBN - 13: 9780316007542

From the Publisher

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.

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.