Sweeping from frozen mountaintops to dusty city streets, and everything in between, this is the gripping and deeply personal account of an elite Ranger who nearly lost his life "leading the way" in America’s secretive global wars.
As part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism, Nicholas Moore spent over a decade with the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this compelling biography, a detailed narrative of grueling life on the ground combines with accounts of some of the most dramatic search and rescue operations of the period to tell the true story of life on the line in the War on Terror.
Charting his rise from private to senior non-commissioned officer, this title follows Moore as he embarks on a series of dangerous deployments, engaging in brutal street combat and traversing inhospitable terrain in pursuit of Taliban fighters and Iraq's Most Wanted. Including never-before-published first-hand accounts of high-profile special operations missions including the tense rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch and the search and rescue mission for US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, Moore recounts, in vivid detail, the realities of life on the front line.
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About the Author
Nicholas Moore was born in 1981 in Newton, Kansas. Nicholas and his twin brother Neil enlisted during the summer of 1998. They attended airborne school and the Ranger Indoctrination Program before being assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion. Nicholas deployed 13 times to Afghanistan and Iraq. His awards include the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device. Nicholas was featured in Peter Berg's Live to Tell documentary series for the History Channel regarding the Marcus Luttrell rescue. He lives in the United States.
Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He was on the Board of Directors of the 75th Ranger Regiment Association and created SuaSponte.com--A History of American Rangers. Mir has authored nine nonfiction books and co-wrote and produced the award-winning motion picture Soldier of God. He lives in Ontario, Canada.
Table of Contents
Private First Class and Specialist
Chapter One A Long Time Ago in a World Far, Far Away, 2001
Chapter Two Operation Endure This: Afghanistan, 2002
Chapter Three First Blood: Iraq, 2003
Sergeant - Team Leader
Chapter Four Now is the Winter of Our Discontent: The Winter Surge in Afghanistan, 2003
Chapter Five Springtime for Hussein and Iraq: The Spring Surge, 2004
Chapter Six Fast and Furious: Mosul Part One, Iraq, 2004
Staff Sergeant – Squad Leader
Chapter Seven Through the Looking Glass: Afghanistan, 2005
Chapter Eight Fast and Less Furious: Mosul Part Two, Iraq, 2006
Chapter Nine Not Quite the Titanic Boat Operations: Ramadi, Iraq, 2006 and 2007
Chapter Ten Tip Toe Through the Deadly Tulips: Mosul Part Three, Iraq, 2008
Sergeant First Class – Platoon SergeantChapter Eleven Don't Lead from the Front Platoon Sergeant! Afghanistan, 2009
Chapter Twelve Bad Santa: Afghanistan, 2010
Chapter Thirteen Ragnarök, the Day of Reckoning: Afghanistan, 2011
Chapter Fourteen From Trigger Puller to Pencil Pusher: Afghanistan, 2012–13
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nick has been a friend for many years, but until reading this book I really didn't appreciate all that he has done for his country. He truly is a hero in many regards and when you are done reading it you will feel the same way. He took his experience and made it into a story that walks you through his military career and all the missions he successfully completed. The book pulls you in and you don't want to put it down. If you are looking for a great read for yourself or as a gift, buy it today, you will not be disappointed.
I truly enjoyed this book. A captivating, personal, and honest account of 13 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. No bull, just like you’d expect a Ranger to speak to you. A story told with dignity, respect, and true professionalism. See what really happens in modern warfare. In the course of a great story, you will learn how tactics, strategy, and equipment have evolved on the ground since 9/11. You will feel like you were there when Marcus Luttrell was rescued by Sgt. Moore and other Rangers in Afghanistan, followed immediately by their grueling search for the bodies of Luttrell's fallen Seal team in the mountains. You will get as close as possible on the pages to the Ranger life, one of readiness, training, constant missions, movement, focus, sweat, dirt, grime, and patience. I was amazed by the sheer number and rapidity of missions that Rangers performed and the speed with which they planned and executed critical missions on the battlefield. A very special book that recounts a long, proud military career from start to startling finish!
Nick's first person account of his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan is riviting. He opens the curtain on the how intimate and violent the Ranger world can be. Learn how what you saw on the News really happened. Walk with Nick, and see GWOT through the sights of an M4 Carbine.
“Run to the Sound of The Guns is an eye opening and breathtaking account rarely seen by the civilians world. I have been waiting for a book of this candor and Truth to be written and its This book!!! From the endosrsments to the on target descriptions of missions, this book delivers it all!!! It is a must read if you want know what and how the US Army Rangers do Business! They own the night! RLTW!