The Lone Survivor tells the story of Operation Redwing and the disastrous battle that claimed 19 American servicemen’s lives. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell was one of only four who survived, and he recounts his harrowing ordeal in riveting detail. This is a gripping account of heroism under fire and Endurance against all odds.
For who is this book for ?
This is a book for people who are interested in history and Navy SEALs.
- The story is told in great detail and with emotion
- It is a riveting account of heroism under fire
- The reader gains insight into the world of Navy SEALs
- It is a non-fiction book which may be dry for some readers
- It is written by Marcus Luttrell, who was one of the only survivors, so it may not be entirely unbiased
- The story recounts a tragic event in history and some readers might find it difficult to read
Learn more about the author
Marcus Luttrell is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the author of The Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. After being honorably discharged from the United States Naval Academy, Luttrell completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in 2001 and was assigned to Seal Delivery Vehicle Team One (SDV-1). In June 2005, while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, he and three fellow SEALS were discovered by anti-coalition militia forces moving through the mountains toward their position. A fierce firefight ensued, during which all four Americans were wounded; one died early the next morning en route to surgery.Lutrell alone was able to evade capture until Afghan villagers found him weeks later suffering from exposure and severe injuries caused by shrapnel wounds.” This book gives an extraordinary account into what goes on behind enemy lines as a navy seal operative with unbelievable heroism after his 3 comrades die beside him.
“One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told”
” This is an amazing and powerful book. I like the way it’s written in a journal-like form, because it makes you feel as though you are right there with the characters. It’s very easy to get lost in this story, which is full of heroism and tragedy.”
“A Must Read for Military and History Buffs”
“I could not put this book down. It is a story of unbelievable courage and fortitude by young Americans who were vastly outgunned and outnumbered.”