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“The Only Thing Worth Dying For is not only brilliant, it’s the one book you must read if you have any hope of understanding what our fine American soldiers are up against in Afghanistan.”
– Former Congressman Charlie Wilson, of Charlie Wilson’s War.
“A skillfully reported and masterfully written account of one of the most crucial moments of the War Against Terror. Blehm reminds us of the perils, the triumphs and the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.”
– Bob Woodruff, ABC News Correspondent.
“Through careful reporting and crisp narrative pacing, Eric Blehm has given us a thrilling, forgotten drama from the opening chapter of the war in Afghanistan. The Only Thing Worth Dying For will become an enduring classic of this extraordinary theater, where so much hangs in the balance.”
– Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder.
“Eric Blehm has written a literary masterpiece about modern war. The whole witches’ brew is here: valor, honor, heroism, cowardice, incompetence, stupidity, triumph, blood, death and despair. That America has soldiers like these should fill every American heart with pride. Read this book!”
– Stephen Coonts, international bestselling author
of Flight of the Intruder, and The Disciple.
“The work of elite Special Forces is the subject of endless commentary, usually by those who know nothing about it. Blehm provides powerful and unflinching insight into a real-life mission that ended in tragedy but left an indelible mark on history. From the comic moments to the bleakest hour, it’s a testament to how a small team of well-trained men can shape a nation’s destiny.”
– Stephen Grey, award-winning author of Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA’s Torture Program and Operation Snakebite: The Story of an Afghan Desert Siege.
“No other book has gone to such depths in research, nor been so descriptive in recounting this critical mission during the earliest days after 9/11 when the US Army Special Forces successfully waged unconventional warfare in Afghanistan.”
– Sergeant Major Billy Waugh, (US Army Special Forces Retired) author of Hunting The Jackal and Isaac Camacho, An American Hero.
“The greatest story of a small unit’s battle through an untamed land since Lawrence of Arabia.”
– Adam Makos, editor, Valor Magazine.
“A captivating account of our heroic warriors—a remarkable U.S. Army Special Forces unit’s hard-fought success against incredible odds. It reads with the thrill of fiction—but this is the damned deadly real deal.”
– W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV, best-selling authors of The Traffickers and The Honor of Spies.