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This review is from: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 (Hardcover)
This book takes you inside the Navy SEALs training program in Coronado. You are with Marcus Luttrell throughout BUD/S and Hell Week. You fly with him and his teammates in a C-130 to the Hindu Kush, where the hunt begins for bin Laden's right-hand man. But then it all goes terribly wrong, up there in the mountains of Afghanistan.
This book, written by Patrick Robinson, reads like a fast-paced thriller, told in Marcus's understated voice. It is a rivetting, important, sad story of lost friends, valor, courage and the intricacies of modern war. It is an important book, destined to become an American classic.
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Initial post: Jun 13, 2007 10:14:42 PM PDT
Book buyer says:
They did not fly to the Hindu Kush in a C-130.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2007 8:40:14 PM PDT
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SF Medic says:
They actually flew from Qatar to Bagram Air Base in a C-130. Bagram is considered to be in the Hindu Kush. For the SEAL team mission they inserted via a US Army MH-47 Helicopter
Posted on Aug 24, 2007 7:42:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2008 2:22:33 PM PDT
Boyce Hart says:
Readers might want to explore Peter Dale Scott's new book form University of California Press, The Road to 9/11
The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America
The importance of this publication should not be underestimated. Published by the University of California Press, Scott's new book goes further than any other book so far published about 9/11, to identify and establish through unimpeachable documentary evidence the historic factors that have made the crime of 9/11 and its cover-up possible. Much more than this, The Road to 9/11 demonstrates exactly how it has happened over the past half century that American democracy has been fundamentally undermined, and, vitally, how it can be re-established.
Most of the book documents key points in this "para-political" history. It's treatment of the actual crime of 9/11 is brief relative to the space given towards establishing the hidden political structures and context which allowed 9/11 to happen. This is not a book detailing all the legitimate questions about the 9/11 event; rather, it focuses on some of the most pertinent - and damning. More importantly, and this is its most significant offering, it establishes the underlying context by which to accurately understand the current historical predicament.
The fact that UC Press has published this book - even though it names sitting politicians as being likely of having committed criminal, even treasonous acts - is a testament both to their courage, and especially to the impeccability of Scott's research. Reportedly, the relevant editorial department at the UCP Berkely decided to publish the book only after commissioning two independent peer reviewers, who each recommended publication, and after one of the longest debates in their history. As bold and disturbing as it is, they apparently decided it was too important to decline or delay publication of this material, once the accuracy of its sources had been vigorously confirmed.
Style-wise, it's academic, to be sure, but it's a great one to give to judges, journalists, police officers, lawyers, professors, religious leaders, politicians, military officers, students, concerned foreigners, and, well heck - any caring citizen with a brain.
This book will surely become a cornerstone for present and future historians to understanding the current epoch. If you care about our democracy, The Road to 9/11 is a book you must read. Soon.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2007 2:24:13 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2007 3:31:32 PM PST
Are you serious? Apparently you know nothing about special forces.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2007 6:07:28 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Sea, Air, and Land? Mountains are on land.