9780553803631-0553803638-Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan

Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan

ISBN-13: 9780553803631
ISBN-10: 0553803638
Edition: First Edition
Author: MacPherson, Malcolm
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780553803631
ISBN-10: 0553803638
Edition: First Edition
Author: MacPherson, Malcolm
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors MacPherson, Malcolm wrote Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan comprising 352 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0553803638 and 9780553803631. Since then Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Afghanistan, March 2002. In the early morning darkness on a frigid mountaintop, a U.S. soldier is stranded, alone, surrounded by fanatical al Qaeda fighters. For the man’s fellow Navy SEALs, and for waiting teams of Army Rangers, there was only one rule now: leave no one behind. In this gripping you-are-there account–based on stunning eyewitness testimony and painstaking research–journalist Malcolm MacPherson thrusts us into a drama of rescue, tragedy, and valor in a place that would be known as...

ROBERTS RIDGE

For an elite team of SEALs, the mission seemed straightforward enough: take control of a towering 10,240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar. Launched as part of Operation Anaconda–a hammer-and-anvil plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan –the taking of Takur Ghar would offer U.S. forces a key strategic observation post. But the enemy was waiting, hidden in a series of camouflaged trenches and bunkers–and when the Special Forces chopper flared on the peak to land, it was shredded by a hail of machine-gun, small arms, and RPG rounds. A red-haired SEAL named Neil Roberts was thrown from the aircraft. And by the time the shattered helicopter crash-landed on the valley floor seven miles away, Roberts’s fellow SEALs were determined to return to the mountain peak and bring him out–no matter what the cost.

Drawing on the words of the men who were there–SEALs, Rangers, medics, combat air controllers, and pilots–this harrowing true account, the first book of its kind to chronicle the battle for Takur Ghar, captures in dramatic detail a seventeen-hour pitched battle fought at the highest elevation Americans have ever waged war. At once an hour-by-hour, bullet-by-bullet chronicle of a landmark battle and a sobering look at the capabilities and limitations of America’s high-tech army, Roberts Ridge is the unforgettable story of a few dozen warriors who faced a single fate: to live or die for their comrades in the face of near-impossible odds.

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