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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Sean Parnell John Bruning

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William Morrow Paperbacks
19 April 2013
True war & combat stories; Afghan War
Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early 21st century-a riveting, action-packed, highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery. At twenty-four years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon, the 10th Mountain Division-a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws. Tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a valley in the Hindu Kush, Parnell assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians until, in May 2006, a routine patrol turned into a brutal ambush. Through sixteen months of combat, the platoon became Parnell's family. The cost of battle was high for these men. Not all of them made it home, but for those who did, it was the love and faith they found in one another that ultimately kept them alive. A magnificent account of heroes, renegades, infidels, and brothers, Outlaw Platoon stands with Sebastian Junger's War as one of the most important books to yet emerge from the heat, smoke, and fire of America's War in Afghanistan.
By:   Sean Parnell, John Bruning
Imprint:   William Morrow Paperbacks
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9780062066404
ISBN 10:   0062066404
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   19 April 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sean Parnell was born in the NSW country town of Inverell and lives in Brisbane with his wife and two children. A multi award-winning journalist, Sean has worked in the media for two decades, has appeared on many TV election panels and is a regular commentator on ABC Radio Brisbane. He is currently the Health Editor and Freedom of Information Editor at The Australian newspaper.

Reviews for Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Sean Parnell reaches past the band-of-brothers theme to a place of brutal self-awareness . . . [he] never flinches from a fight, nor the hard questions of a messy war. --Kevin Sites, author of In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars


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