No Easy Day

 

I am currently reading  ‘No Easy Day’ written by one of the brave Navy Seals who killed Osama Bin Laden!  I just started it on Monday and I’m more than halfway through the book.  Although my schedule leaves me little time to read I find it hard to put this book down.  Every page captures me and I feel like I’m living in another reality and there during these gut wrenching moments!  He takes you onto the battle field and into his head and I love reading about all of these brave men who have served on our behalf to keep us safe!  The sacrifices these men have made are so honorable and I’m awestruck by the courage of them and the risk they have all taken for our country!

I love current events and history and if you do to then I suggest reading this book!  Here is the description from amazon and if you’d like to purchase the book just click on the photo!  :)

 

Description:
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.

Comments

  1. I remember hearing about this and the controversy surrounding how much he divulges as to the Navy Seals’ tactics. Sounds fascinating and I’m going to check to see if our library has it. :) p.s. I love history books too!

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