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Author: Sean Naylor Narrator: John Henry Cox Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781602831452
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


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About the Author

Sean Naylor is a senior writer for the Army Times. He has covered the Afghan mujahideen’s war against the Soviets and American military operations in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He earned the White House Correspondents’ Association’s prestigious Edgar A. Poe Award for his coverage of Operation Anaconda. He lives in Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

John Henry Cox is an actor and voice-over artist with many film, television, theater, and audiobook credits to his name. He has worked at such notable theaters as Circle in the Square, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the Public Theatre, and he has appeared in numerous New York Shakespeare Theatre festival performances. His film credits include Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and The Siege with Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, and Annette Bening.