Lions of Kandahar

The Story of a Fight Against All Odds
Product Number: EB00149688
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780440423454
Publisher: Bantam
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"A raw and authentic war story about untamed Green Berets in action."-Dalton Fury, New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden Southern Afghanistan was slipping away. That was clear to then-Captain Rusty Bradley as he began his third tour of duty there in 2006. The Taliban and their allies were infiltrating everywhere, poised to reclaim Kandahar Province, their strategically vital onetime capital. To stop them, the NATO coalition launched Operation Medusa, the largest offensive in its history. Dispatched as a diversionary force in support of the main coalition attack, Bradley's Special Forces A-team watched as the NATO force was quickly engulfed in a vicious counterattack. Key to relieving it was possession of Sperwan Ghar, a modest patch of high ground. Bradley's small detachment assaulted the hill and, in the midst of a savage and unforgettable firefight, soon learned they were facing nearly a thousand seasoned fighters. Now Bradley recounts the whole remarkable story as it actually happened and brings to life the men who impossibly won the day-Americans and Afghans alike-each unique, all indelible in their everyday exercise of extraordinary heroism. Praise for Lions of Kandahar "A powerful and gripping account of a battle that helped shape the war in Afghanistan...?ith crisp writing and page-turning action, Lions of Kandahar is one of the best books written about the conflict."-Mitch Weiss, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and co-author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War "One of the most important documents to emerge from the war in Afghanistan."-The Seattle Times "Powerful...? riveting account of a strategic battle that doesn't glorify war or focus on heroic deeds...?ake room on your military bookshelf for Lions of Kandahar."-San Antonio Express-News "Bradley takes the reader into battle."-Time

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Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2011

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Narrator(s): Eric G. Dove
Genre: Self Help
Product Number BN1563
Released: May 22, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455895243

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