The Lion Of Sabray

The Lion Of Sabray

The Afghani Warrior Who Defied The Taliban And Saved The Life Of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell

Book - 2015 | First Touchstone hardcover edition
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Tells the story of Mohammed Gulab, the Pashtun warrior who honored a tribal code by defying the Taliban and saving the life of an American Navy SEAL who was badly injured during a firefight that killed the rest of his team.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2015
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501117985
150111798X
Branch Call Number: 958.1 Robi
Characteristics: xxv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Feb 12, 2016

You try to conquer us, in the end you die.

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SEBoiko
Feb 12, 2016

The right to fight and kill an invading enemy is instilled in Pashtun culture.

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Lilnetty
Jun 27, 2017

I enjoyed this book overall. If the account of the tribal dynamics was accurate,I feel like I developed a better understanding of the scene over there.
The writing style was a bit corny and I laughed imagining Luttrell (or anyone) using the word "tumult". I have yet to hear that one pop up in conversation,including from my more pretentious pals. I will assume some paraphrasing went on inside the quotes to add flair.
The author went to great lengths to describe how the Taliban/Russia/America are perceived by the Afghani "tribesmen" like Golub,whose people have inhabited the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan for 2,000 years. I enjoyed the bits of regional military history included in the book and hope they were accurate.
Most of all,I wanted to know what happened to Mohammed Golub.His bravery and ethics cost his family dearly. I felt better about human nature knowing such men exist,and it gave me hope that if left to people like Golub,not Taliban or Western politicians,maybe we could find a solution to the existential threat felt by the West.Stop meddling is certainly one suggestion.

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