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The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan
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Aug 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: prof-development, military-history, biography
Read in April, 2009

This I read a looooooong time ago. But just looking through here I saw that I never reviewed it. I can't speak highly enough for this book. I think I read it in about 48 hours, I carried it with me moving around the house it was so good! This should have a permanent place on military recommended reading lists.

It is about Chris Ryan, a British SAS Commando and his experience during the Gulf War. In short, his SAS team was stranded, and everyone on the team was captured or killed but him. He holds the record for the longest survival and evasion in military history. He traveled over 100 miles while being hunted the entire time by hundreds of enemy soldiers. He lost 35 lbs went through some horrible things but finally made it into Syria and made contact with the British embassy.

This is one of the greatest survival stories ever told.

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