Not a Good Day to Die by Sean Naylor audiobook

Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda

By Sean Naylor
Read by John Henry Cox

Blackstone Publishing
19.60 Hours Unabridged
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At dawn on March 2, 2002, America’s first major battle of the twenty-first century began. Over two hundred soldiers of the 101st Airborne and Tenth Mountain Division flew into Afghanistan’s Shah-i-Kot valley—and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, high-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy’s strength and willingness to fight. Now, award-winning journalist Sean Naylor, an eyewitness to the battle, details the failures of military intelligence and planning and vividly portrays the astonishing heroism of these young, untested US soldiers. Denied the extra support with which they trained, these troops nevertheless proved their worth in brutal combat and prevented an American military disaster.

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Summary

Summary

At dawn on March 2, 2002, America’s first major battle of the twenty-first century began. Over two hundred soldiers of the 101st Airborne and Tenth Mountain Division flew into Afghanistan’s Shah-i-Kot valley—and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, high-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy’s strength and willingness to fight.

Now, award-winning journalist Sean Naylor, an eyewitness to the battle, details the failures of military intelligence and planning and vividly portrays the astonishing heroism of these young, untested US soldiers. Denied the extra support with which they trained, these troops nevertheless proved their worth in brutal combat and prevented an American military disaster.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you liked Black Hawk Down, you’ll not be disappointed by Not a Good Day to Die…Extraordinary.” New York Post
“Naylor does an admirable job of exposing the many shortcomings that plagued this chapter of the Afghanistan war.” Washington Post
“Meticulously reported.” Oregonian (Portland, OR)
“Naylor’s excellent reporting—with detailed attribution—unveils a system that clearly failed to give American soldiers the equipment and help they deserved to save their own lives and take those of the enemy. Anybody who is thinking of joining the military, has family in uniform, or is concerned about what happens to America’s soldiers should read [this book].” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The best full-scale history of Operation Anaconda to date.” Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English