Lone Survivor

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

Author: Marcus Luttrell

Publisher: Little, Brown


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors. A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

Raising Up a Testimony

Author: Matt Soper

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 910

During his first seven years ministering to a suburban Houston congregation (2003-9), Matt Soper wrote a weekly essay commenting on current events, culture and the Christian faith. These essays touched on some of the most dramatic events and pressings issues of that decade, such as the capture of Saddam Hussein, the Abu Ghraib prison debacle, Hurricane Katrina, the fallout from the Danish cartoons of Muhammed, the Enron implosion, sports steroid scandals, the same-sex marriage debate, Barack Obama's historic election, and the 2007-8 recession. They also addressed more prosaic but always challenging issues and events in the life of regular people striving to live faithfully as part of an American congregation of Christians. The essays were written in real time as events unfolded, and they chronicle a preacher attempting to lead a community of Christians in thoughtfully engaging the world through eyes of courageous, rigorous and hopeful faith.Dr. Matt Soper was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He earned bachelor's degrees in Business from Rhodes College and Biblical Studies from Austin Graduate School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Abilene Christian University. He has served churches in New Milford, CT, Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX. He is currently the Senior Minister of the West Houston Church of Christ. He and his wife, Angela, have two daughters.

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries


Category: History


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PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson is a gritty and compelling narrative that recounts what happened when four United States Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams (SEALs) fought against a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Only one of them survived the ordeal. Marcus Luttrell and the other members of his Navy SEAL team were sent to the mountains of the Hindu Kush between Afghanistan and Pakistan. They were on a reconnaissance mission to locate and kill an associate of Osama bin Laden whom Luttrell refers to as Ben Sharmak in the book. By the age of twelve, Luttrell was sure that he wanted to be a Navy SEAL. He sought out Billy Shelton, a former Green Beret, and asked him to train him to become a SEAL. Billy lived nearby and volunteered his time to teach… About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

United States Marines in Afghanistan, 2001-2009


Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 419

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U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2001-1009: Anthology and Annotated Bibliography: presents a collection of 37 articles, interviews, and speeches describing many aspects of the Corp's participation in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001 to 2009. This history Division publication is intended to serve as a general overview and provisional reference to inform both Marines and the general public until monographs dealing with major Marine Corps operations during the campaign can be completed. The accompanying annotated bibliography provides a detailed look at selected sources that currently exist until new scholarship and archival materials become available.

The Power of Customer Misbehavior

Drive Growth and Innovation by Learning from Your Customers

Author: M. Fisher

Publisher: Springer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 998

To stay competitive, firms need to build great products but they also need to lend these products to the uses and misuses of their customers and learn extensively from them. This is the first book to explore the idea that allowing customers to adapt features in online products or services to suit their needs is the key to viral growth.

100 Common Misconceptions about Lone Survivor

The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10

Author: Michael Spurr

Publisher: Lennex



Page: 46

View: 193

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

On Military Memoirs

A Quantitative Comparison of International Afghanistan War Autobiographies, 2001-2010

Author: L.H.E. (Esmeralda) Kleinreesink

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 404

View: 382

In On Military Memoirs Esmeralda Kleinreesink offers insight into military books: the writers, their writing motivation, the publishers and the plots. Every Afghanistan war autobiography from the US, the UK, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands is compared quantitatively and qualitatively.

Moving the Needle

Get Clear, Get Free, and Get Going in Your Career, Business, and Life!

Author: Joe Sweeney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 889

A detailed system that will help you achieve your professionaland personal goals Moving the Needle provides both the "kick in the pants"and the game plan many of us need to break out of the rut and getmoving to achieve our goals. CEOs, vice presidents, professionals,military personnel, and even college students frequently expressfrustration at the entrenched status quo, in which initiatingprogress feels like moving mountains. This book lights a pathtoward continual improvement, helping readers first find adirection, then make the key transitions that jumpstart forwardprogress. This highly practical guide outlines a change processthat can be applied to professional or personal goals, givingreaders a concrete plan for making big things happen. Rather thanblindly shooting for the moon, readers will formulate a solid,systematic, actionable plan that can only result in progress. In today's tenuous business climate, employers and employeesalike can be glued to the ground, unsure of the path they shouldtake, or whether they have the freedom to move forward. Movingthe Needle helps readers clarify their current position,identify their optimum position, and formulate a workable strategyfor getting from here to there. Find what "moving forward" means for your career and life Shake off the doldrums of routine and establish a culture ofinnovation Improve performance on a consistent basis, at every level Break the inertia and get moving in the right direction Stagnation is diametrically opposed to progress. Moving forwardrequires a vision, a plan, and the impetus to get things done.Those who sense that big things can happen need to get clear, getfree, and start Moving the Needle.

Powerful Peace

A Navy SEAL's Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War

Author: J. Robert DuBois

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing


Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 682

A Special Forces veteran and security advisor shares what he’s learned about dealing with conflict: “A powerful book” (Peter Bergen). In this honest, hard-hitting look at war and peace, a Navy SEAL and experienced security consultant explains that force is sometimes necessary, that persuasion is more powerful, and that some conflict is unnecessary and preventable. The goal of Powerful Peace is to open the reader’s mind about other cultures to comprehend that different does not have to mean wrong—and that an individual’s life can be richer and more enjoyable when conflicts are handled wisely. Never before has a book been written by a SEAL with the intent of reducing conflict and its painful consequences for innocent victims. Powerful Peace addresses the hot topic of American fatigue from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—and, in a political environment that has soured many citizens’ confidence in the direction of our national leadership, it offers hope that real solutions are available. “Folks in Washington know Rob DuBois, ‘The Velvet Glove.’ Now you can know the iron fist inside that glove.” —Rear Adm. Brian Losey, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa “Who else but a warrior could write so elegantly about peace?” —Reza Aslan

The Lion of Sabray

The Afghan Warrior Who Defied the Taliban and Saved the Life of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell

Author: Patrick Robinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 860

"Robinson, coauthor of ... Lone Survivor, shares the ... untold story of Mohammed Gulab, the Pashtun warrior who defied the Taliban and saved the life of American hero and Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell.