Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban, Major General David Fraser
  • List: $24.00  |  Sale: $16.80
    Club: $12.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban

Author: Major General David Fraser, Brian Hanington

Narrator: General Lord David Richards, Paul Gross

Unabridged: 5 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio

Published: 05/08/2018

Genre: History - Military - Afghan War (2001-)

Includes: Bonus Material

Synopsis

From the Canadian in charge of the joint military command in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, this is the real on-the-ground story of one of NATO's bloodiest, most decisive and misunderstood operations: The battle of Panjwayi, the defining moment of "Operation Medusa."

In the summer of 2006, David Fraser was the Canadian general in charge of NATO's Regional Command South, a territory spanning six Afghan provinces surrounding the Arghandab Valley. Birthplace of the Taliban decades earlier, this fertile region had since become Afghanistan's most deadly turf. It would soon turn deadlier still. Advised in the night by his intelligence officers that the Taliban had secretly amassed for a full-scale military assault, Fraser knew it would fall to him, his Canadians and their allies to avoid the wholesale slaughter of NATO troops, keep the Taliban from laying siege to Kandahar and restore control of the south of the country to a newly formed, democratic Afghan government.
     The odds were solidy against Fraser's forces. The Taliban knew every millimetre of their own terrain. During the months of secret manoeuvres they had stocked every farmhouse, school, grape hut and tunnel with weapons and ammunition. They had drilled Soviet-era landmines into all of the marijuana and poppy fields, and dug IEDs into every roadway. Protected from detection by corrupt officials, their sophisticated warfare schools had successfully readied an army of zealous fighters to attack and fight to the death. And now their top commanders were poised to launch decisive military operations against freshly arrived troops who had never seen combat.
     The bloodiest battle in NATO's history was about to begin.

Recommended

Hammerhead Six How Green Berets Waged an Unconventional War Against the Taliban to Win in Afghanistan's Deadly Pech Valley, Ronald Fry
Hammerhead Six
by Ronald Fry

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Ronald Fry
Published: 01/19/2016

The Chosen Few A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan, Gregg Zoroya
The Chosen Few
by Gregg Zoroya

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: William H. McRaven
Published: 05/01/2018

Lions of Kandahar The Story of a Fight Against All Odds, Major Rusty Bradley
Lions of Kandahar
by Major Rusty Bradley

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Published: 05/22/2012

Pale Horse Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division, Jimmy Blackmon
Pale Horse
by Jimmy Blackmon

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Brian Troxell
Published: 03/08/2016

One Million Steps A Marine Platoon at War, Bing West
One Million Steps
by Bing West

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Ray Porter
Published: 09/09/2014

Level Zero Heroes The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, Michael Golembesky
Level Zero Heroes
by Michael Golembesky

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Published: 09/02/2014

Lone Survivor The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor
by Marcus Luttrell

List: $19.98

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Kevin T. Collins
Published: 05/01/2012

Fall and Rise The Story of 9/11, Mitchell Zuckoff
Fall and Rise
by Mitchell Zuckoff

List: $36.99

Sale: $25.90

Club: $18.49

Narrator: Mitchell Zuckoff
Published: 04/30/2019

The Brave Ones A Memoir of Hope, Pride, and Military Service, Michael J. MacLeod
The Brave Ones
by Michael J. MacLeod

List: $14.99

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 11/10/2015
{"id":"3358279","ean":"9780771039331","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban","subtitle":"The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban","author":"Major General David Fraser","rating_average":"0","narrator":"General Lord David Richards","ubr_id":"3358279","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"15.60","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"General Lord David Richards","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 4 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}