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No Easy Day : The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Mark Owen  Author

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No Easy Day : The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

English

ISBN: 0525953728

EAN: 9780525953722

Category: Biography & Autobiography / Political/Biography & Autobiography / Military/History / Military / United States/Political Science / Terrorism

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Release Date: 08/31/2012

Age Range: 18-null

Synopsis: 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 moment 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 Ladens 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 Owens life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Ladens death, is an essential piece of modern history. In N o Easy Day , Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in Americas ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owens 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. And look for NO HERO, the follow-up to NO EASY DAY, coming May 2014.

No Easy Day : The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Illustrated: Yes

Format: Hardcover

Height: 1.31 inches

Width: 6.4 inches

Length: 9.26 inches

Weight: 21.48 oz

Pages: 336