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Now, award-winning journalist Sean Naylor, an eyewitness to the battle, details the failures of military intelligence and planning and vividly portrays the astonishing heroism of these young, untested US soldiers. Denied the extra support with which they trained, these troops nevertheless proved their worth in brutal combat and prevented an American military disaster.
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By Ann on 11-14-16
50% story 50% after Action Report. well written and extremely well narrated. this book tells the story of operation Anaconda in a very detail-oriented way. it gives the account of the Warriors on the ground taking fire to the generals far removed and everyone in between, exposing the listener to the complex reality that is Modern Combat. if you're looking for a book purely about firefights this may not be for you but if you want to hear the in depth history behind the battle you will find this book to be fascinating. because this book was written in 2004 new information has become available and I highly recommend reading Pete Blaber; The Mission, The Men, and Me (2008) and Malcolm MacPherson; Roberts Ridge (2005) which fills in the holes on TF 11, AFO, TF Green, and TF blue.
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By linnea woodson on 04-15-16
Thorough, well read.
Very detailed. I recommend, prior to listening, a primer with maps of the area and being familiar with the command structure and names of officers at colonel level and higher.
This will allow you to focus on and understand the small unit tactics, team work and events which are truly the most inspirational part of this book.
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