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Into the Fire

Annotation
Appropriately billed as Black Hawk Down meets Lone Survivor, this book tells what happened in September 2009 when a huge contingent of Taliban surrounded a company of Afghan soldiers and their marine advisers-including Meyer, who disobeyed his commanding officer and took over the company, saving 18 men and charging the enemy. He won a Medal of Honor, but his actions remain controversial, which should make this especially thought-provoking to read.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
War
Memoir
TopicsAfghan Wars
Soldiers
War memories
Military history
War heroes
U.S. Marines
Personal narratives
SettingAfghanistan
Village
Mountains
Battlefield
War zone