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.
Very powerful story. Tragedy and courage. Duty and service.
What a tremendous story. It is so sad that not more Americans know about what happened.
Good author, very detailed explaination of the units involved, etc.
Definitely a great choice.