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

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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.

Title : No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
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ISBN : 0525953728
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 316 pages


Auntee rated it ★★★★★

September 14, 2012

Every now and then I like to take a break from reading romance, and since I do enjoy a good military romance, I thought I'd be interested in getting the low-down from a real military hero. No Easy Day is an autobiography/memoir from retired Navy SEAL Mark Owen (his alias) that largely deals with...

Roger rated it ★★★☆☆

October 27, 2012

A quick, unimpressive read from a literary point of view. Nearly half the book covers events loosely or not related to the Usama bin Laden (UBL) mission. If all you want is the account of the preparation for and execution of the raid on Bin Laden's compound, you can start roughly halfway through...

Hadrian rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 23, 2012

This is not a well-written book, nor is it even an exciting one, but it brings up several important questions. The man's exploits are exciting and laudable, but the writing style does them little credit. Only the last few chapters go into any depth on the raid itself. The ghost writer did a rathe...

Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

September 07, 2012

FEW BOOKS HAVE generated as much buzz in as short a time as No Easy Day by Mark Owen,* a former Navy SEAL who participated in the mission that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. While media have understandably focused on the bin Laden narrative, and the differences between it and the Obama a...

Remittance rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 11, 2015

This is a review of the book, not of the author I feel I have to title my review this way because although I'm very glad this event happened, and I have boundless admiration for the people who participated in the raid, including the author, I can't honestly say it was a great book. To be fair to '...

Robert rated it ★★★★☆

September 20, 2012

Many may disagree with this book being written, with Matt Bissonnette breaking his oath of secrecy as a Seal and a member of the US Armed Forces. I am in no doubt that he has indeed done so. He has publicly stated, and does so in the book, that his reasons are first and foremost that he felt such...

James rated it ★★★☆☆

December 16, 2016

"The only easy day was yesterday. Long live the brotherhood" This book is written by Navy SEAL Mark Owen with assistance provided by Kevin Maurer. The action discussed is describing what is arguably one of the most influential events of the 21st century. The plan to find and assassinate the Wester...

Matt rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2013

I always enjoy a good book that shows some of the behind the scenes as they relate to historical or political events. In this book, the author known as Mark Owen paints a good picture of the life of a Navy SEAL that culminates in the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The lead-up to its release surely p...

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

September 06, 2012

I think this is an important book that needs to be read, the same way the Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell needs to be read. With that said, it started off a little rough for me. I felt like I was in a debriefing room, very cold and no depth. That changed at the 40% mark and his personality came...

Rhianna rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2012

I Know the controversy. I've also been on the fence about whether I wanted to read it, but curiosity won. What can I say? It was a short fence. I was captivated by the story and didn't want to put it down. In fact, I had just made it to the point where they were about to hit the third floor of th...

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