American Spartan

The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100080005
Released: Mar 25, 2014
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ISBN: #9780062295705
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Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated war correspondent. Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America's war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq training indigenous fighters, Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans' trust and transform them into a reliable ally with whom we could defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. The military's top brass, including General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, approved, and Gant was tasked with implementing his controversial strategy. Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Tyson soon came to share Gant's vision, so she accompanied him to Afghanistan, risking her life to embed with the tribes and chronicle their experience. And then they fell in love. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, American Spartan is their remarkable story-one of the most riveting, emotional narratives of wartime ever published.

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Author(s): Ann Scott Tyson
Original Publish Date: Mar 25, 2014

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Author(s): Ann Scott Tyson
Genre: History
Product Number DD11182
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781482992335
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Author(s): Ann Scott Tyson
Product Number EB00246116
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062115003

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