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A Navy SEAL at War

Book - 2012
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The author, a Navy SEAL, returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him, and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything, including themselves, for the sake of family, nation, and freedom. In this book, we follow the author to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world, Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where he offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316185363
0316185361
Branch Call Number: 956.7044345092 LUTTR
Characteristics: xv, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hornfischer, James D.
Alternative Title: Navy SEAL at war

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TPM34
Feb 13, 2017

This is an amazing book and a great insights into the harsh realities of war and the effects it has on those who serve and protect our country. I would recommend this book to not only those interested in the military and worldwide conflicts, but for anyone else that is interested in current events happening around the world. I love how the book really gives you an insight into the lives of those who protect and how their lives outside of the military is effected. Great read, everyone should give this book a try!

VanessaCCL Oct 16, 2012

"A combat-trained Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling Lone Survivor shares dramatic stories from his Special Operations assignments throughout the world while highlighting the contributions of remarkable soldiers." From Next Reads Biography & Memoir October 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=559052

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fazybones
Sep 24, 2012

Another awesome book by Marcus Luttrel and the service and dedication these brave warriors go through to keep our freedoms free should be more appreciated by all the whiners we have in the West. Thank GOD we have people willing to serve and fight off these coward uneducated fanatics. My favorite part was the sotry of retired Elite Sniper Chris Kyle and two black hoodlums who attempted to car jack his truck at a gas station each armed with hand guns. He calmly reahed in to get them the keys and pulled out his weapon from his under the shoulder holster and gave each thug two double taps in the forehead with his back turned. Not even a trial and talk about picking the wrong guy and Kyle has probably killed more people than any serial killer.
Bravo and highly recommended.

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