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Lone Survivor: Introduction
Lone Survivor: Plot Summary
Lone Survivor: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Lone Survivor: Themes
Lone Survivor: Quotes
Lone Survivor: Characters
Lone Survivor: Symbols
Lone Survivor: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Marcus Luttrell
Historical Context of Lone Survivor
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- Full Title: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
- When Written: ca. 2006-2007
- Where Written: Houston, Texas
- When Published: June 12, 2007
- Literary Period: Contemporary nonfiction
- Genre: Memoir, nonfiction, military history
- Setting: Afghanistan (with other scenes in Texas, Virginia, and Iraq)
- Antagonist: Ben Sharmak / Osama bin Laden / the Taliban / al Qaeda
- Point of View: First person
Extra Credit for Lone Survivor
Of course they made it into a movie. It didn’t take long for Hollywood to pounce on Lone Survivor. In 2013, Universal Pictures released a feature film based on Luttrell’s memoir, starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg. The film didn’t earn great reviews, but it raked in well over a hundred million dollars, and picked up two Oscar Nominations in technical categories. Weird fact: Marcus Luttrell cameos in the film, seemingly as three different characters.
Where is he now? In the ten years since Lone Survivor was published, Marcus Luttrell has become a right-wing political pundit. His TV show, After Action, is produced by Glenn Beck, the famous Fox News host, and in 2016 he endorsed Governor Rick Perry for the presidency. At the 2016 Republican National Convention, he spoke in support of Donald Trump.