By Mark Owen
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
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 LadenÌÎ_Ì´åÇs 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 OwenÌÎ_Ì´åÇs life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin LadenÌÎ_Ì´åÇs death, is an essential piece of modern history.
In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in AmericaÌÎ_Ì´åÇs ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. OwenÌÎ_Ì´åÇs story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALsÌÎ_Ì´åÇ 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.
- Reading level: Ages 18 and up
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Dutton Adult (September 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525953728
- ISBN-13: 978-0525953722
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
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