No Easy Day by Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer

No Easy Day

By Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer

  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling 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—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 his fellow SEAL team members 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 into the War on Terror and details the formation 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 several 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.

Reviews

  • No easy day

    5
    By 450xdirt
    Excellent read. Couldn't put it down. All of these men and women are true heroes. Thank you for what you do!
  • Complete abomination. Sell out

    1
    By Timothydaniel14
    His name is on the rock, he's no longer allowed in the seal community. His ethos and code was selfishly broken. There's already truth coming out in SOF community against many accounts in the book. Embarrassing. Don't support this trash. Too many guys keeping their word on the SF operations far superior to this one, Owen took a pay check over keeping his word to his brothers.
  • Great

    5
    By Dinofish452
    I have read this book on paper and it is great, it has great detail, scenes, and story's. I highly respect any military, police, swat, etc. thank you
  • Great read

    4
    By wynbul
    I enjoyed reading this actual account from one of the guys who was there. This is told in a matter-of-fact fashion without the fluff. Reading this, I almost felt as if I was there. This book not only tells the story of that night back in 2011-it also gives the reader excellent insight into the lives of these Navy Seals and how dedicated they are to their work. As a former Army infantryman, I can certainly appreciate how much work these guys put in-and how vital a role the Seals play in our nation's defense. Thank you for a well-written account of your experiences, Mark!
  • Phenomenal

    5
    By Ertjiepit
    Let me start off by saying that I am not American and a woman. I saw this book and wasn't sure if I wanted to read a hyped up book about Seals, bragging that they are the best of the best and pulling wool over the worlds eyes about the ongoing war. What a surprise! The book was factual without getting to much into the nitty-gritty and boring you out of your mind. It was entertaining, I got a glimpse into the life of a military guy, specifically this Seal and was astounded. This book shows that all military people work very hard for very long in abhorrent conditions for the safety of not just USA but the world at large. Brilliantly done. Can't wait for the next book.
  • No easy day

    5
    By john fox
    Great book ; thank you NAVY SEALS , SEAL TEAM6. And all of our service men and women
  • 'MERICA!!!

    5
    By StandingOutsideTheFire
    F*** YEA!!! An easy read & strongly recommended to anyone interested in hearing the details of the final moments of the most wanted man in U.S. history.
  • Well written

    5
    By Jrfield12
    I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and would recommend this book!
  • No Easy Day

    5
    By Cobra 177987
    Great book thank you for your service I heard your apology so let the government get off your back and get your life back You and your family have given so much to give us freedom Ask the Govt why we are starting to go back to war in places we won and soo many died I wonder how far obama can run wearing your equipment He couldn't beat you if you were in full gear and he was wearing a jock strap Forgot he would be wearing a g-string G-D bless you
  • No Easy Day

    5
    By Mickusmc
    Although not a Navy SEAL, I was a member of a U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon unit. We sometimes trained with SEAL Teams in one capacity or another. For myself, I have to admit that my first thoughts of 'sailors with guns' were not very positive. I was operating under the assumption that no "squid" could possibly compete at Force Recon level. I can say now, after my personal experiences with the major special operations communities in the U.S. & foreign allies, that the U.S. Navy's SEAL operators are among the finest people in the "Shadow Warrior" world.

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