No Easy Day

No Easy Day
Author: Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780451468741
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Release: 2014
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden and describes previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11.

No Hero

No Hero
Author: Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698164444
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Release: 2014-11-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator. Mark Owen’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, is an account of Owen’s most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure. Featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions that make history.

No Easy Day

No Easy Day
Author: Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780525953722
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Release: 2012
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mark Owen is a pseudonym for Matt Bissonnette.

Gentlemen Bastards

Gentlemen Bastards
Author: Kevin Maurer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101611371
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Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of No Easy Day comes an insightful, inside look at the Green Berets—a legendary corps of soldiers whose exploits made military history. But now, its very identity and role as a fighting force may be forever changed. Until the war in Iraq, Special Forces were the military’s counterinsurgency experts. Their specialty was going behind enemy lines and training insurgent forces. In Afghanistan, they toppled the Taliban by transforming Northern Alliance fighters into cohesive units. But since that time, Special Forces units have focused on offensive raids. With time running short, the Green Berets have now gone back to their roots. Award-winning journalist Kevin Maurer traveled with a Special Forces team in Afghanistan, finding out firsthand the inside story of the lives of this elite group of highly trained soldiers. He witnessed the intense brotherhood, the rigorous selection process, and the arduous training that makes them the best on the battlefield. Here, Maurer delivers a compelling account of modern warfare and of a fighting force that is doing everything in its power to achieve victory.

The Operator

The Operator
Author: Robert O'Neill
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501145056
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Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This instant New York Times bestseller—“a jaw-dropping, fast-paced account” (New York Post) recounts SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s incredible four-hundred-mission career, including the attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips, and which culminated in the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist—Osama bin Laden. In The Operator, Robert O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O’Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills—and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he’d trained with and fought beside never made it home. “Impossible to put down…The Operator is unique, surprising, a kind of counternarrative, and certainly the other half of the story of one of the world’s most famous military operations…In the larger sense, this book is about…how to be human while in the very same moment dealing with death, destruction, combat” (Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author). O’Neill describes the nonstop action of his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military’s most selective units, and reveals details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history. This is “a riveting, unvarnished, and wholly unforgettable portrait of America’s most storied commandos at war” (Joby Warrick).

SEAL Team Six

SEAL Team Six
Author: Howard E. Wasdin,Stephen Templin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1429996528
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Release: 2011-05-10
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times best selling book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world. After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally as a member of SEAL Team Six he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine's Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet. Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help, and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His dramatic combat tales combined with inside details of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

The Easy Day Was Yesterday

The Easy Day Was Yesterday
Author: Paul Jordan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781921941917
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Release: 2012-07-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian gaol, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, produce a young man hell bent on being the best of the best - an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. He survives the gut-wrenching training regime, deployment to the jungles of Asia and the horrors of genocide in Rwanda before leaving the army to embark on a career as a security adviser. His new life sees him pursuing criminals and gun-toting bandits in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons, protecting CNN newsmen as the US 7th Cavalry storms into Baghdad with the outbreak of the Iraq War, and facing death on a massive scale as he accompanies reporters into the devastated Indonesian town of Banda Aceh, flattened by the Boxing Day tsunami. During his 24 days in an Indian gaol, Paul Jordan discovers that friendship and human dignity somehow survive the filth and deprivation. This is a personal account of a tough, hardened fighter who suddenly finds himself totally dependent on others for his every need. The Easy Day was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest and raw, but laced with dark humour. The core of Paul Jordan's eventful life, however, is the strength of his bonds with family and friends and the ability of the human spirit to survive even the direst adversity.

No Easy Day

No Easy Day
Author: Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
Pages: 316
ISBN: 0451468902
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Release: 2014
Editor: N A L
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Finish

The Finish
Author: Mark Bowden
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780802194107
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Release: 2012-10-16
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.

Men in Green Faces

Men in Green Faces
Author: Gene Wentz,B. Abell Jurus
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466831315
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Release: 1993-06-15
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Full of ambushes and firefights...From page one I knew I wanted to be a SEAL. The more I read, the more I wanted to see if I could measure up." —Mark Owen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of No Easy Day Because it's a novel, the truth can be told. Because it's the truth, you'll never forget it... Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors—and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed. WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR Gene Michaels carries an M-60, eight hundred rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own. To bring him in, Michaels and his men will go behind the lines, where they'll take on 5,000 NVA in the fight of their lives. In this stunning novel, former SEAL Gene Wentz brings to life what it was like to be a SEAL in Vietnam, running an endless tour of top-secret, death-defying operations deep in enemy territory. From the camaraderie to the harrowing recons, from brutal interrogations to incredible, toe-to-toe firefights, here are America's most feared warriors as you've never seen them before.

The Only Easy Day was Yesterday

The Only Easy Day was Yesterday
Author: Anonim
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1591148200
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Release: 2006
Editor: Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is a comprehensive documentation of this singular training process through the extraordinary photographs of Richard Schoenberg.

No Easy Day

No Easy Day
Author: Mark Owen (is pseud.)
Pages: 316
ISBN: 0525953728
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military, and describes previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11.

Civilian Warriors

Civilian Warriors
Author: Erik Prince
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780698154001
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Release: 2013-11-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually completed nearly one hundred thousand missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama administrations found the company indispensible. It sounds like a classic startup success story, except for one problem: Blackwater has been demonized around the world. From uninformed news coverage to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater employees have been smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's able to tell the full and often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no details. He explains his original goal of building an elite center for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11. He honors our troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. And he reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running our armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along. Above all, Prince debunks myths about Blackwater that spread while he was forced to remain silent-myths that tarnished the memory of men who gave their lives for their country but never got the recognition they deserved. He reveals new information about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, including: • The true story of the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad. • The actual details of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq. • The events leading up to the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah. Prince doesn't pretend to be perfect, and he doesn't hide the sometimes painful details of his private life. But he has done a great public service by setting the record straight. His book reads like a thriller but is too improbable to be fiction.

Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle

Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle
Author: Allen Cox
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781493053759
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Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Make Adventure Your StoryTM DREAM IT Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle, Second Edition includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow trails, for an accessible range of abilities. LOOK INSIDE TO FIND • Casual hikes to full-day adventures • After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • GPS coordinates

Kill Bin Laden

Kill Bin Laden
Author: Dalton Fury
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1429960760
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Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world--an operation of such magnitude that it couldn't be handled by just any military or intelligence force. The best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America's supersecret counterterrorist unit formerly known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta; more popularly, the elite and mysterious unit Delta Force. The American generals were flexible. A swatch of hair, a drop of blood, or simply a severed finger wrapped in plastic would be sufficient. Delta's orders were to go into harm's way and prove to the world bin Laden had been terminated. These Delta warriors had help: a dozen of the British Queen's elite commandos, another dozen or so Army Green Berets, and six intelligence operatives from the CIA who laid the groundwork by providing cash, guns, bullets, intelligence, and interrogation skills to this clandestine military force. Together, this team waged modern siege of epic proportions against bin Laden and his seemingly impenetrable cave sanctuary burrowed deep inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range in eastern Afghanistan. Over the years, since the battle ended, scores of news stories have surfaced offering tidbits of information about what actually happened in Tora Bora. Most of it is conjecture and speculation. This is the real story of the operation, the first eyewitness account of the Battle of Tora Bora, and the first book to detail just how close Delta Force came to capturing bin Laden, how close U.S. bombers and fighter aircraft came to killing him, and exactly why he slipped through our fingers. Lastly, this is an extremely rare inside look at the shadowy world of Delta Force and a detailed account of these warriors in battle.

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor
Author: Marcus Luttrell,Patrick Robinson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0751555940
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Release: 2014
Editor: Sphere
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing. Blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing, Luttrell endured four desperate days fighting the al-Qaeda assassins sent to kill him, before finding unlikely sanctuary with a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the circling Taliban killers.

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
Author: Stephen Enna
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781728321868
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Release: 2019-08-05
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE ONLY EASY DAY WAS YESTERDAY is the unofficial motto of the United States Navy SEAL’s. This story is fiction but it is built on a foundation of fact. It is the story of Ashley Morgan Jamison and how she earned the Navy SEAL Triton and became the first woman in American History to earn the right to be called a Navy SEAL. Navy SEAL’s are not born that way. They work hard to develop the physical strength to make it happen, and they must have a mindset that allows them to be mentally tough. Ashley is challenged at each stage of her life, but she meets all challenges with a mental toughness that very few possess. This is a story that just doesn’t happen overnight. It is a story that is developed over 23 years of a woman’s life. Every year presents a new challenge and Ashley thrives on challenges. Ashley’s story is fiction but it is not far from reality. Women are now allowed to apply to become United States Navy SEAL’s but they must pass every test that men must pass. There are no qualification differences. Some women have tried but as of this writing no woman has yet to succeed. It is my hope that somewhere, sometime a woman will read this story and based on Ashley’s experiences the reader will learn, apply and succeed in pulling off something that no woman has yet to accomplish. I would like nothing better than to see this fiction story become a reality.

No Easy Days

No Easy Days
Author: L. Douglas Keeney,William S. Butler
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1884532152
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Release: 1995-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Naval aviation is the most demanding flight environment in the world and this book shows why that is true. From World War II F6F Hellcats to F-18 Hornets, this book presents the incredible world of aircraft carrier mishaps and accidents using dramatic still photos and photo sequences taken directly from the flight deck itself. Includes dramatic ramp strikes, wave-offs, cold cats and more.

American Sniper

American Sniper
Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062082374
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Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

The Siege

The Siege
Author: Adrian Levy,Cathy Scott-Clark
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780670922581
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Siege by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark - a searing account of the 2005 terrorist attacks at Mumbai's famous Taj Hotel On 26th November 2008 the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai is besieged by Pakistani Islamists, armed with explosives and machine guns. For three days, guests and staff of the hotel are trapped as the terrorists run amok. On 29th November commandos launch Operation Black Tornado. The world holds its breath. The Siege is a helter-skelter thriller, threaded with powerful human stories. By turns tragic and heroic, the events are told through a cast of real characters, who were thrown together in the luxurious, century-old Taj: waiters, chefs, captains of industry, hedge funders, celebrities, tourists, policemen, special forces and terrorists. For the first time, this astonishing book takes us through the news footage and into the heart of the hotel. Each hostage has a choice: hide, run or fight. What would you do? This classic non-fiction account will grip readers of No Easy Day and No Way Down and will be enjoyed by fans of 'United 93' and 'The Towering Inferno'. Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books, most recently the acclaimed The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began (Harper Press UK; Penguin India). For 16 years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and then the Guardian. In 2009, the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They co-produce documentaries for British and American television; their most recent for C4 Dispatches, on Pakistan's war on terror, City of Fear, was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Currently they are filming new projects in Myanmar and China.