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The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

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Rob Shapiro

22 Hours 30 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

November 2012

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The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic.
*Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films*

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.

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  • Justin J.

    slow going but excellent in its whole.

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  • AJ K

    My husband was deployed with this group and this book is spot on with the accuracy. Jake Tapper went out of his way to encompass not only the events but the heart and soul of this important chapter in OEF history. We were very pleased with his telling of this story. The narrator was great also. There wee so many difficult words in this story with the names of Afghanistan towns, languages and names. He went thru them flawlessly and eloquently. Very enjoyable!!

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  • Sean Collins

    Outstanding, I am a Maintenance Manager for a residential community and I am very very busy as I logged 260 + hours of Overtime in 2015, I love being able to listen to a book, and being a Vet of 15 years in the Navy & Army reserves as a 95B Combat MP, I felt like I was in COP Keating with my Brothers! And made me very emotional. Thank you , Sean M Collins. USN RM2 / USAR SGT. E-5

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