American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

by Ann Scott Tyson
William Morrow Company
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Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent.

Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America’s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq training indigenous fighters, Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans’ trust and transform them into a reliable ally with whom we could defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. The military's top brass, including General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, approved, and Gant was tasked with implementing his controversial strategy.

Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Tyson soon came to share Gant’s vision, so she accompanied him to Afghanistan, risking her life to embed with the tribes and chronicle their experience. And then they fell in love.

Illustrated with dozens of photographs, American Spartan is their remarkable story—one of the most riveting, emotional narratives of wartime ever published.

AuthorAnn Scott Tyson
Height800 mm
Length531 mm
Width90 mm
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages400
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2015-03-03
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date2015-03-03
StudioWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
Sales Rank248892

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