No Easy Day - Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer

No Easy Day

By Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer

  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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From 12,513 Ratings

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 The Pilot's Daughter
    My son is a Recon Marine and the consensus of many in their community was anger that this man would disclose that which they all promise to never reveal. I learned things and information to some degree that I didn’t already know, having some limited access to special ops., except for details of the raid. I DID finally, I think have a greater understanding AND enormous respect for the daily training and planning that these men rehearsed day after day after day. The details of the story are fascinating and I further learned why the military had NO respect for the current political regime. Promises were made to these brave souls that never came to fruition, though they were simple acts that could easily have been accomplished. I knew that Bush for instance had ordered a single person’s job to be to find Bin Laden - yet Obama was quick to take credit for that which he did NOT earn. But that’s politics. I hope at this later date that the money earned from this book actually did go to the families of the fallen. All in all a GREAT read!!!
  • Couldn’t stop reading

    5
    By SteeVD1223
    This was one of those books I just couldn’t put down. I would recommend the book to anyone.
  • No Easy Day

    5
    By Kiesel89
    I couldn’t put this book down, great from beginning to end.
  • Great book!

    5
    By x JohnAH x
    Loved it!0
  • I enjoyed this book very much!

    4
    By Nana*Faith
    I enjoyed this book very much
  • Exhilarating.

    5
    By ZGIBBLER
    I read this book in 6 hours. Couldn’t put it down for even a minute. Must read.
  • 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 Rio Forrester
    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!