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    DescriptionThe 75th Ranger Regiment is a unique and distinct culture among the American military establishment. They stand alone, even among our other Special Operations forces, as the most active brigade-sized force in the current Global War on Terrorism. Since 9/11, the Regiment has been the only continuously engaged unit in the Army and has had forty percent of its number deployed in harm's way for the last decade. Their mission is unique. Rangers do not patrol, they don't train allied forces, nor do they engage in routine counterinsurgency duties. They have a single-mission focus; they seek out the enemy and they capture or kill them. It sets Rangers apart as pure, direct-action warriors. Army Rangers are not born. They are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of two hundred and fifty years of American soldiering. As the nation's oldest standing military unit, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers' Rangers during the pre-Revolutionary French and Indian War, through the likes of Francis Marion and John Mosby, to the five active Ranger battalions of the Second World War, and finally, to the four battalions of the current Ranger regiment engaged in modern combat. Over that period, a standard of professional excellence and the forging of that excellence is distilled in the selection, assessment, and training of today's Rangers. Granted unprecedented access to the training of this highly restricted component of America's Special Operations Forces in a time of war, retired Navy Captain Dick Couch tells the personal story of the young men who begin this difficult and dangerous journey to become a Ranger. Many will try but only a select few will survive to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sua Sponte follows a group of these aspiring young warriors through the crucible that is ranger training and their preparation for direct-action missions in Afghanistan against the Taliban.


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    Title
    Sua Sponte
    Subtitle
    The Forging of a Modern American Ranger
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Dick Couch, Narrator Pete Larkin
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452655246
    ISBN 10: 1452655243
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, TTM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027180, HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56800
    DC22: 356/.16750973, 356.16750973
    DC23: 356.1675097
    LC classification: UA34.R36 C68 2012D
    Thema V1.0: TTM, NHW, NHK
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    03 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Dick Couch is a former Navy SEAL and the author of several books, including "The Finishing School," "Chosen Soldier," "Seal Team One," and "Rising Wind." Pete Larkin, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993, served as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program, and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.
    Review quote
    "A great piece that describes how the reputation of Rangers . . . reflects the leaders that select and mold them." ---Gen. (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal