Friday, January 21, 2011

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 is a new book written by Marcus Luttrell.
This is one of the top ten books I have ever read. Navy Seals have always been a group that has interested me. I heard about this book on the radio one day and then took it on a trip. During the trip home I began reading the book and was engrossed. This is a book about a small group of four Navy Seal soldiers who trekked in to the Kush mountains in Afghanistan looking for a enemy leader. The goal was to capture the leader and return him to U.S. Forces.
During this battle Marcus and his three fellow soldiers were attacked by over 100 enemy fighters. During this battle three Seals were killed and Marcus eventually made it to safety. The book does a great job recounting the battle and the time between the battle and when Marcus made it back to safety.
The reason I think so highly of this book is
because it demonstrates what a human is capable of doing. The book takes the reader through the Seal training and through the battle Marcus endured in Afghanistan. After reading this book I am more and more aware of the fact that I can do much more than I am doing now. When I encounter a battle at work or when one of the people I work with is doing something difficult, it is easy to think about what Marcus endured and then realize there is nothing too difficult in any office. This is a great book and well worth buying a reading.

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