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Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of LT. Michael P. Murphy,…

by Gary Williams

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i wanted so much to like this book. i am fascinated by the story of "operation red wings" and loved "lone survivor". i was interested in hearing about one of the other men on that mission.

to put it mildly, this book sucked. and here's why:

whoever edited this thing should be fired. there were so many typos (i mean, tons and tons of typos), bad grammar, etc.

over a third of the book (maybe even half) was pretty much cribbed from dick couch's ...morei wanted so much to like this book. i am fascinated by the story of "operation red wings" and loved "lone survivor". i was interested in hearing about one of the other men on that mission.

to put it mildly, this book sucked. and here's why:

whoever edited this thing should be fired. there were so many typos (i mean, tons and tons of typos), bad grammar, etc.

over a third of the book (maybe even half) was pretty much cribbed from dick couch's excellent books on the navy seals and their training processes. good information if you've never read it, but in a book that purports to tell Lt. Murphy's story to have so much time dedicated to that without making it relevant to Lt. Murphy was a waste. every once in a while the author would throw in a short anecdote about Lt. Murphy in training, but that was about it.

basically it seemed like the author didn't have enough material for a full length book. i feel like i didn't learn much about Lt. Murphy, instead i learned all about the many memorials and parks named after him. and i re-read things that i'd already read in couch's books.

occasionally the author would hint at hidden tensions between the family and others, but he never explains them. i feel like if you don't want to write about the dirt, then don't just passive aggressively hint at it. instead leave it out entirely.

this whole book was just poorly written and poorly constructed. add on that it's selling for MRP of $30 and i am just pissed off.

so this book gets one star.

Lt. Murphy on the other hand gets five stars. I just wish this book said more about him. ( )
  shannonkearns | Dec 26, 2010 |
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