Roberts Ridge

Roberts Ridge

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Their mission was straightforward - to set up an Al Qaeda observation post in the south-eastern mountains of Afghanistan. No-one was expecting any difficulties. Instead three men - a Navy SEAL, an Air Force Combat Air Controller and an Army Ranger platoon commander - were pinned down by hostile fire on top of Takur Ghat mountain. Only one of them survived to recall the horrors of what became a truly terrible day . . . The resulting rescue mission turned into a seventeen hour battle that left seven soldiers dead. Roberts Ridge is the visceral story of those seventeen hours. With access to Pentagon generals, the SEALS and the survivors, Malcolm MacPherson takes the reader deep into the heart of the battle of Takur Ghat and brings us face to face with the reality of the new war against terrorism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129.03 x 198.12 x 28.96mm | 439.98g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552166006
  • 9780552166003

Review quote

"A true story of courage that captures - over the course of seventeen hours - all the drama and sacrifice of war. Impossible to put down. Highly recommended."show more

About Malcolm McPherson

Malcolm McPherson was Newsweek's war correspondent in Israel, Cyprus, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Northern Ireland. He is also a former US Marine. As a writer he has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post and Playboy as well as several non-fiction books, most recently The Cowboy and His Elephant and On a Wing and a Prayer. He lives in Warrenton, Virginia.show more

Back cover copy

The fate of so many lives depended on their mission - to set up an Al Qaeda observation post overlooking the battlefield in the south-eastern mountains of Afghanistan. No-one expected trouble. Instead three men - a Navy SEAL, an Air Force Combat Air Controller and an Army Ranger platoon commander - were pinned down by hostile fire on top of Takur Ghat mountain. Only one of them lived to recall the horrors of that terrible day... The resulting rescue mission turned into a seventeen hour fight for survival that left seven soldiers dead. Roberts Ridge is the visceral story of those hours. With access to Pentagon generals, the SEALS and the survivors, Malcolm MacPherson takes you deep into the heart of the vicious fight on Takur Ghat and brings you face to face with the reality of the new war against terrorism.show more

Review Text

"A true story of courage that captures - over the course of seventeen hours - all the drama and sacrifice of war. Impossible to put down. Highly recommended."show more

Rating details

2,038 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 44% (893)
4 36% (730)
3 17% (337)
2 3% (56)
1 1% (22)
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