Run to the sound of the guns : the true story of an American Ranger at war in Afghanistan and Iraq / Nicholas Moore & Mir Bahmanyar.
Contributor(s): Bahmanyar, Mir [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford, England ; New York, New York : Osprey Publishing, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 303 pages, 32 pages of plates : colour illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472827098; 1472827090; 9781472827067; 1472827066.Other title: True story of an American Ranger at war in Afghanistan and Iraq.Subject(s): Moore, Nicholas (Nicholas B.) | United States. Army. Ranger Regiment, 75th | Special forces (Military science) -- United States | Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns | Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American | Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns | Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, AmericanGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 958.1047092 Summary: A personal and compelling account of the author's service with the U. S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, much of it spent on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Sweeping from frozen mountaintops to dusty city streets, and everything in between, this is the gripping and deeply personal account of an elite Ranger who nearly lost his life "leading the way" in America's longest war.
As part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism, Nicholas Moore spent over a decade with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this compelling biography now available in paperback, a detailed narrative of grueling life on the ground combines with accounts of some of the most dramatic search and rescue operations of the period to tell the true story of life on the line in the War on Terror.
Charting his rise from private to senior non-commissioned officer, this title follows Moore as he embarks on a series of dangerous deployments, engaging in brutal street combat and traversing inhospitable terrain in pursuit of Taliban fighters and Iraq's Most Wanted. Including revelatory first-hand accounts of high-profile special operations missions including the tense rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch and the search and rescue mission for US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, Moore recounts, in vivid detail, the realities of life on the front line.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A personal and compelling account of the author's service with the U. S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, much of it spent on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Forewords (p. 9)
- Acknowledgments (p. 11)
- Images and Maps (p. 15)
- Prologue (p. 20)
- Part 1 Private First Class and Specialist
- Chapter 1 A Long Time Ago in a World Far, Far Away, 2001 (p. 24)
- Chapter 2 Operation Endure This: Afghanistan, 2002 (p. 31)
- Chapter 3 First Blood: Iraq, 2003 (p. 50)
- Part 2 Sergeant - Team Leader
- Chapter 4 Now is the Winter of Our Discontent: The Winter Surge in Afghanistan, 2003 (p. 76)
- Chapter 5 Springtime for Hussein and Iraq: The Spring Surge, 2004 (p. 89)
- Chapter 6 Fast and Furious: Mosul Part One, Iraq, 2004 (p. 100)
- Part 3 Staff Sergeant - Squad Leader
- Chapter 7 Through the Looking Glass: Afghanistan, 2005 (p. 116)
- Chapter 8 Fast and Less Furious: Mosul Part Two, Iraq, 2006 (p. 136)
- Chapter 9 Not Quite the Titanic Boat Operations: Ramadi, Iraq, 2006-2007 (p. 149)
- Chapter 10 Tiptoe Through the Deadly Tulips: Mosul Part Three, Iraq, 2008 (p. 162)
- Part 4 Sergeant First Class - Platoon Sergeant
- Chapter 11 Don't Lead from the Front, Platoon Sergeant! Afghanistan, 2009-2010 (p. 180)
- Chapter 12 Bad Santa: Afghanistan, 2010 (p. 202)
- Chapter 13 Ragnarok, the Day of Reckoning: Afghanistan, 2011 (p. 221)
- Chapter 14 From Trigger Puller to Pencil Pusher: Afghanistan, 2012-2013 (p. 275)
- A Short History of Rangers (p. 285)
- Glossary (p. 288)
- Fallen Comrades (p. 292)
- Index (p. 294)
- Postscript (p. 303)