Lone Survivor

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, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316324069, 464pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

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.

About the Author
Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 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 and was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006 by President Bush. Author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor, he is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Houston, Texas.

Patrick Robinson is the coauthor of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Lone Survivor, "on which the 2013 blockbuster film starring Mark Wahlberg is based. He is also the author of seven internationally bestselling suspense thrillers, including "Intercept", " Diamondhead", " To the Death", and "The Delta Solution", as well as several nonfiction bestsellers, including the coauthored "New York Times "bestseller, "A" "Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers".