Run to the Sound of the Guns

The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq

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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 gruelling 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 revelatory 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.

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Private First Class and Specialist
1. A Long Time Ago in a World Far, Far Away, 2001
2. Operation Endure This: Afghanistan, 2002
3. First Blood: Iraq, 2003

Part 2: Sergeant - Team Leader
4. Now is the Winter of Our Discontent: The Winter Surge in Afghanistan, 2003
5. Springtime for Hussein and Iraq: The Spring Surge, 2004
6. Fast and Furious: Mosul Part One, Iraq, 2004

Part 3: Staff Sergeant - Squad Leader

7. Through the Looking Glass: Afghanistan, 2005
8. Fast and Less Furious: Mosul Part Two, Iraq, 2006
9. Not Quite the Titanic Boat Operations: Ramadi, Iraq, 2006-2007
10. Tip Toe Through the Deadly Tulips: Mosul Part Three, Iraq, 2008

Part 4: Sergeant First Class - Platoon Sergeant

11. Don't Lead from the Front, Platoon Sergeant! Afghanistan, 2009-2010
12. Bad Santa: Afghanistan, 2010
13. Ragnarök, the Day of Reckoning: Afghanistan, 2011
14. From Trigger Puller to Pencil Pusher: Afghanistan 2012-2013
A Short History of Rangers

Fallen Comrades

Product details

Published Nov 29 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781472827050
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32pp plate section colour
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore retired in 2013 after fourteen year…


Mir Bahmanyar

Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ra…


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