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

Hardcover | June 12, 2007

byMarcus LuttrellAs told byPatrick Robinson

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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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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 ...

Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March of 1999 and became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January, 2002. After serving in Baghdad, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the Spring of 2005. Patrick Robinson is known for his best-selling US Navy-based novels and his autobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, One...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.25 inPublished:June 12, 2007Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316067598

ISBN - 13:9780316067591

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a RIDE! A rare breed of human being could endure what Marcus went through. A true testament to the Navy Seal training regiment. Had me in tears by the end.
Date published: 2008-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best book I've ever read!! Marcus writes an honest account of what it means to put it all on the line to defend your country. It made me realize just how brutal a Navy Seals training is. I couldn't put this book down ... it was both thrilling and contained some humorous parts. Loved it. Great job Marcus. Will there be a movie!
Date published: 2007-11-07
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a RIDE! A rare breed of human being could endure what Marcus went through. A true testament to the Navy Seal training regiment. Had me in tears by the end.
Date published: 2008-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best book I've ever read!! Marcus writes an honest account of what it means to put it all on the line to defend your country. It made me realize just how brutal a Navy Seals training is. I couldn't put this book down ... it was both thrilling and contained some humorous parts. Loved it. Great job Marcus. Will there be a movie!
Date published: 2007-11-07