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Lone Survivor

Luttrell, Marcus (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Lone Survivor


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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.--From publisher description.
Authors: Luttrell, Marcus
Title: Lone survivor
Publisher: Boston, Mass. ;, London :, Little, Brown,, 2007
Characteristics: 390 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports., 1 map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
Contents: To Afghanistan ... in a flying warehouse
Baby seals ... and big ole gators
A school for warriors
Welcome to hell, gentlemen
Like the remnants of a ravaged army
'Bye dudes, give 'em hell
An avalanche of gunfire
The final battle for Murphy's Ridge
Blown-up, shot, and presumed dead
An American fugitive cornered by the Taliban
Reports of my death greatly exaggerated
"Two-two-eight! It's two-two-eight!"
Epilogue : Lone Star
Summary: 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.--From publisher description.
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Patrick - 1939-
ISBN: 9780316067591
0316067598
9780316324106
0316324108
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 L974L 2007
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Report This Mar 28, 2014
  • Karenh_55 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Read this book in one sitting! The book Seal of Honor by author Gary Williams (2010) tells the story of the Navy Seals' Operation Redwing from the perspective of Lt. Michael Murphy (who was the only Seal not mentioned for the Medal of Honor)

The basic story of what happened during Operation Redwing is quite compelling and very gripping. The men involved were truly brave and dedicated. The extreme bravado and the constant patriotic rants, specifically blaming the "liberal" media for just about everything, got rather old. However, on the whole, this was a very well done account of an actual combat situation in Afghanistan. And these young men are to be admired for their dedication and commitment to their cause.

What kind of weenie dislikes a book so much but yet finds the courage to read the entire book and comment on all the nuances? If you had any insight, you would notice the story is about the human spirit and connections, resiliency and faith...not an analysis of the tactical procedure. I suppose you have a lot of free time on your hand to comment as you wait for your unemployemnt check and government didvidends.......

Report This Jan 23, 2014
  • Madreley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book written from first hand knowledge of what happened. During the Seal Training you can almost put yourself into the pain the guys are going thru. Some parts of the book put me in tears. If you are looking for a good book that shows the dedication and commitment from the members of the armed forces get this book.

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • cobragunship rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another book I couldn't put down that shows the amazing dedication it takes to become a Navy Seal and their training never really ends. My second favorite book about a Navy Seal after "Fearless" by Eric Blehm which is available in the Burnaby Library System. As soon as I finished both of these amazing books I went out and bought copies to read over. Highly recommended!!

Report This Jan 22, 2013
  • brandon16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very great brook, the seals are the best at what they do

Report This Jan 21, 2013
  • pw5490 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After reading numerous other Navy SEAL books out there, this one is still hands down the best.

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • ajbra rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unbelievable read...The detailed descriptions made me feel like I was right there with them in the mountains of Afghanistan. Very descriptive. I cried during the first pages of the prologue and many other times throughout the book

Really good read if you can ignore all the "how good is the usa bull'.Have spent some time with our own nz sas in the past so know what they have to go through.Only have one question,why were only 3 of them honored at the end with awards and yet Michael Murphy missed out,any ideas?

Report This Jul 26, 2011
  • vchuynh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing book, allowing one to look into the depths of how a US Navy SEAL is trained and how they battle. It takes a lot to train a SEAL so it makes the loss of these men that much full of sorrow. It is hard to get through the eye-witness account of the battle without shedding a tear or feeling depressed. If you are not looking to feel bad after a book, don't pick this up. If you want a telling tale, and details into how US Navy SEAL operates, this is a great resource.

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Report This Jul 26, 2011
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Lone Survivor: A conversation from the Hero Summit

A conversation with director Peter Berg, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and actor Taylor Kitsch of Lone Survivor about the clashing definitions and manifestations of heroism and courage at the heart of this riveting, harrowing story.

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