Prince Seraj’s intimate and historic portrait of modern Afghanistan tells the inside story of a proud, ancient culture grappling with a turbulent history of invasion and transformation. His passionate and adventure-filled story opens a new door to understand a nation irrevocably linked to the stability and prosperity of Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and to the United States.
Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan is the founder of the Prince Ali Seraj Institute for Peace and Reconstruction (www.pasi.one/). Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, he is a descendant of twelve generations of Afghan kings. Seraj attended the University of Connecticut and holds dual U.S./Afghan citizenship. He is a sought-after speaker on Afghanistan and serves as an independent consultant on policy matters to government officials and organizations.
Honorary Knighthood, Grand Commander, from Knights Templars for charitable work performed in Afghanistan.
Recipient of the Medal of Commander in the Order of the Star of the Italian Solidarity from the president and foreign minister of Italy for rescuing an Italian photojournalist from the Taliban.
Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown.
Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.
Irving's astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terrorism. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep inside the life of an Army sniper on point.