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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
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Dec 17, 09

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bookshelves: biography, non-fiction
Read in January, 2008

Story of Latrell’s SEAl training and engagement in Afganistan. The beginning of the book covers the training and elimination of candidates from the SEAL program. The book then moves into a recount of operation Redwing which was a SEAL engagement in Afganistan which only Latrell lives through, and then his subsequent escape from that engagement. The book is at its best in descriptions of the engagement or the training, but gets lost at times by his machismo when describing his or his team mates activities. Heavily right wing in politics and the discussion of his “mistake” (allowing three Afghan herders to live after they stumbled onto his team) is an interesting paradox given that he could have killed three inocents to save his three buddies which he sees as a no brainer.

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