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Publisher Description

The basis of the film starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, The Outpost is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic.
At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place.

In The Outpost, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.
"The Outpost is a mind-boggling, all-too-true story of heroism, hubris, failed strategy, and heartbreaking sacrifice. If you want to understand how the war in Afghanistan went off the rails, you need to read this book." -- Jon Krakauer

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
RS
Rob Shapiro
LENGTH
22:17
hr min
RELEASED
2012
November 13
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
1
GB

Customer Reviews

YakovYavitz ,

The outpost, by Jake Tapper.

When I began to listen to this book, I did not have high expectations. ( Jake Tapper, the reporter guy who is he, to undertake such a project. Please read or listen to this book. it is well worth the $21.95.

12ig12 ,

Awesome read!

Great book! One of the top reads of the year!

Muledragger ,

Outpost

Must read. Well researched.

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