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No Easy Day by Mark Owen

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A huge thanks to the teams who found UBL and risked their lives to eliminate the threat from UBL and his followers. I hope everyone involved in this operation stays safe. Although the writer has no love for President Obama, our President clearly had the courage to go forward with this operation against the advice of many.

The book was an interesting and informative read. it should have been edited a bit closer to eliminate disclosing the writer's biases against women (and their high heels) and Pres. Obama. These revelations detract from the writer's characterization and hint of a bit of misogyny..... something I'd rather not know about this brave, great American SEAL. ( )
  Patbilly | Apr 29, 2014 |
A huge thanks to the teams who found UBL and risked their lives to eliminate the threat from UBL and his followers. I hope everyone involved in this operation stays safe. Although the writer has no love for President Obama, our President clearly had the courage to go forward with this operation against the advice of many.

The book was an interesting and informative read. it should have been edited a bit closer to eliminate disclosing the writer's biases against women (and their high heels) and Pres. Obama. These revelations detract from the writer's characterization and hint of a bit of misogyny..... something I'd rather not know about this brave, great American SEAL. ( )
  Patbilly | Apr 29, 2014 |
I was stupidly hoping for another Generation Kill type book. No Easy Day is not the same by a long shot. It is very interesting in its own right but much more toned down and reserved. ( )
  OscarWilson | Mar 26, 2014 |
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group--commonly known as SEAL Team Six-- has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.

In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America’s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.
  MarkBeronte | Mar 4, 2014 |
Reads like a novel, excellent book covering the previous deployments and the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Personally think it needed to be done in terms of a memoir. ( )
  Luftwaffe_Flak | Feb 6, 2014 |
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The only easy day was yesterday.
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At one minute out, the Black Hawk crew chief slid the door open.  I could just make him out - his night vision goggles covering his eyes - holding up one finger.  I glanced around and saw my SEAL teammates calmly passing the sign through the helicopter.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525953728, Hardcover)

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group--commonly known as SEAL Team Six-- has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.

In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America’s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

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For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

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