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The Resource The chosen few : a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan, Gregg Zoroya

The chosen few : a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan, Gregg Zoroya

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The chosen few : a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan
Title
The chosen few
Title remainder
a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Gregg Zoroya
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--Arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides. When the Battle of Wanat ended, those who survived came home to a different kind of victory--not of enemies destroyed or cities captured but of acclaim as one of the most decorated fighting units in America's modern wars. Two among them would receive the Medal of Honor for valor in combat. All of them would be forever changed."--Amazon.com
Summary
Traces the lesser-known experiences of a 2007 U.S. paratrooper company that was dispatched to assist a remote valley community only to find themselves outnumbered by Taliban forces for 15 months, describing the heroic acts of courage that led to two of them receiving the Medal of Honor
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550943
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Zoroya, Gregg
Dewey number
958.1047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Afghan War (2001-)
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Parachute troops
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Commando troops
  • Parachute troops
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan
Label
The chosen few : a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan, Gregg Zoroya
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Alone and under attack -- Falling from the skies -- Eager for war -- Good morning, Afghanistan -- Enemy inside the wire -- Phillips fights back -- Giving ground -- Ambush--my friends are my enemies -- A radio man takes charge -- "It might be dangerous" -- Under siege -- Combat Outpost Kahler -- "Pray to Jesus" -- Coming home
Control code
1883861
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824838
Lccn
2016954213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306824838
  • (OCoLC)914195453
Label
The chosen few : a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan, Gregg Zoroya
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Alone and under attack -- Falling from the skies -- Eager for war -- Good morning, Afghanistan -- Enemy inside the wire -- Phillips fights back -- Giving ground -- Ambush--my friends are my enemies -- A radio man takes charge -- "It might be dangerous" -- Under siege -- Combat Outpost Kahler -- "Pray to Jesus" -- Coming home
Control code
1883861
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824838
Lccn
2016954213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306824838
  • (OCoLC)914195453

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