Service: A Navy SEAL at War

Service: A Navy SEAL at War

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By (author) Marcus Luttrell, With James D Hornfischer

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  • Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 364 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 30mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316185388
  • ISBN 13: 9780316185387
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: , black & white halftones, maps
  • Sales rank: 139,469

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From the mountains of Afghanistan to urban sniper hides in Iraq, Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell has seen the worst of war at the sharp end of battle. In 2006, the "lone survivor" of Operation Redwing returned to combat as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Anbar Province. It was there that he took part in what has been called the greatest victory in the history of the U.S. Special Operations forces. Luttrell's eye-opening narrative also offers powerful new details about his time in Afghanistan and his miraculous rescue. After returning from that star-crossed mission with shattered bones and a broken heart, he thought of the men who had given their lives to save him-and how he would have readily done the same for them. 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. A thrilling war story, "Service" is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood and to the belief that nobody goes it alone.

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Marcus Luttrellbecame a combat-trained Navy SEAL in 2002 and served in many dangerous Special Operations assignments around the world. He is the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Lone Survivor," and is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Houston, Texas. James D. Hornfischer is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Neptune's Inferno," as well as "Ship of Ghosts "and "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors," which won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. He lives in Austin, Texas.