February 7, 2017
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
By: Marcus Luttrell
How did you hear about this book?
Saw the movie first, then received the book as a gift. The movie is excellent, the book is even better.
Overview of the book:
An amazing story of the grit, drive and mental toughness to not only complete the arduous training to become a Navy SEAL, but to combat a ruthless enemy while outnumbered, injured and stranded in the harsh mountains of Afghanistan. Marcus Luttrell’s first person account of these events is inspiring and challenges one’s self to accomplish more than you ever thought possible and to question the essence of the human spirit.
Do you have a favorite quote or passage in the book?
I remember he said flatly, “You’re going to hurt while you’re here. That’s our job, to induce pain; not permanent injury, of course, but we need to make you hurt. That’s a big part of become a SEAL. We need proof you can take the punishment. And the way out of that is mental, in your mind. Don’t buckle under to the hurt, rev up your spirit and your motivation, attack the courses. Tell yourself precisely how much you want to be here.
Review Submitted by: Andy Fritchley, Kelsey Advertising & Design