a "must" for you military enthusiast
Stories of our troops in action. The politics of some of our decisions. The work of some exceptional soldiers. The sadness of our lost warriors. and the families who endured.
My daughter just returned from working as a soldier at an outpost in Southern Afghanistan. She is a changed person. I doubt if she'll talk about it. But it gives me an insight of what she had gone thru. Short supply of water. Primitive conditions. 4 weeks of no showers nor change of clean uniforms. I could go on but the stories in the book gave me a lot of insight of what she has done and gone through.
Jake Tapper was exceptional in his research. An exhaustive interview of all the soldiers involved. And Narrator Rob Shapiro was outstanding in presenting the material. Held my attention through out the book. Great work. Rob. Thank you Jake, your book came at a good time for me.
This is such an interesting topic. I wanted to like the book so much. I deeply respect the brave soldiers whose ordeals were relayed in this book. The book needed to do them more justice. It seemed to drag. The part where the base was overrun with Taliban fighters was a great piece of story telling. I could not imagine what it would have been like to been there. I only wish that Mr. Tapper could have made this story tighter. Americans need to know about these episodes of success within failure as well. A better book would make this story better circulated. One day we will be speaking to our children and grandchildren about these wars and our decisions to send our children overseas to fight and die in them.
No Easy Day
Sadness at the loss of life. Unfortunate decisions that are not well grounded end up being defended with blood and life. I am in full support of the military. I would hope that their decisions would consider future implications. I would feel Angry if I had a son lose a life at this base, it seemed senseless. These soldiers are so brave, it makes me feel very proud to be an American.
Up there with We were Soldiers Once and Young. So well written and researched, the author gave a holistic view of the battlefield and the challenges faced by the units operating there.
I listen to multiple books a week and this by far was one of the best. Give you a great understanding of what we service members give up. I'm a Marine and this story about the ARMY displays valor, honor, courage ,commitment and complete selflessness.
A classic account of men in battle. Tapper gives the history of one American outpost in Afghanistan, and in so ding, gives an indelible picture of the Afghanistan war as a whole. His account of the Taliban attack that nearly over ran the post is lucid and compelling. It reminds me of Blackhawk down in his ability to depict where everyone was during the entire course of the attack. Highly recommended.
Really want to know what American soldiers have gone thru...... READ this
A real look at what the news didn't tell you
The author was clearly angry with the decisions that were made, but cannot keep his bitterness out of the story.
Oh, and long lines of names... I'm sorry, but that is just boring. Nothing worse than sitting through several minutes of someone reading off a bunch of names of folks you don't even know.
Possibly. He wasn't terrible, and many readers get better as the book progresses, but I could not get past the first 30 minutes of this book.
meh. If it was a book I really wanted to read.
Disappointment, and boredom.