William M. Whilden

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  • American Spartan

  • The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
  • By: Ann Scott Tyson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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Some have called him "Lawrence of Afghanistan". To the Pashtun tribesmen he is "Commander Jim", leader of the "bearded ones". He is Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant, one of the most charismatic and controversial U.S. commanders of modern memory, a man who changed the face of America's war in Afghanistan when his critical white paper, "One Tribe at a Time", went viral at the Pentagon, the White House, and on Capitol Hill in 2009.

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  • By Hunter on 07-17-14

Unconventional Warfare is Risky Business

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Reviewed: 12-24-18

The story is amazing. The characters deep. Opens the door a crack and gives a peek at the dark side. Not all heros are spit and polish super snipers with high and tights. This book helps explain why.