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No Easy Day

The Autobiography of A Navy SEAL : the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Owen, Mark

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
No Easy Day
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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. Writing under a pseudonym to protect his anonymity, a member of the elite SEAL Team Six provides a behind-the-scenes, first-person account of all his dangerous assignments around the globe, including the training, planning and execution of his most important mission-the killing of Osama bin Laden, during which he witnessed the final moments of the terrorist's life.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525953722
0525953728
Branch Call Number: 359.984092 O974n 2012
Characteristics: xiii, 316 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin

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The author, who took part as a SEAL in the Abbottobad mission, delivers the events as they happened, and also recounts what it's like to become a SEAL. If you want to know how a SEAL thinks, this is your book.


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Dec 16, 2014
  • Madreley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty good reading. A lot of the book goes into various deployments and missions of the seals. Author also gets a little bit into how being a seal affects their personal lives. I enjoyed him telling about the various equipment each seal uses and how they prepare individually for each mission.

Nov 20, 2014
  • A12Oxcart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No Easy Day is a well written book that shows how Mark Owen, or Matt Bissonette, participated in Neptune Spear and helped kill Usama Bin Laden. "The Raid" takes up the second half of the book, complete with detailed maps and graphics, showing how NSWDG successful overcame adversity to bag Bin Laden. Chief Owen's account of the raid was, and still is, a vital part of the historical record. Owen also goes over some highlights from his career in Devgru, participating in high-profile missions, as well as, predictably, lambasting ROEs and Brass who made such decisions. Owen provides a valuable insight into the mind of these modern day warriors, as well as his own personnel motivations, proving that not all soldier's hate war. This book is best appreciated by military buffs, but is written so anyone can gain an understanding of the raid and Devgru. Owen's account of the raid is disputed by the Feds, who have a different story for the final seconds of Bin Laden's life, but Owen has proven himself meticulously accurate in the many other stories in this book, you be the judge! Read it, you won't regret it

Oct 07, 2013
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I did finish reading this book. While informative, it was not the type of book that enthralled me. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Sep 30, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

No Easy Day by Mark Owen was a very easy read. As previously reported, the first half of this book was about what it takes to become and remain a Navy Seal. A reader cannot help but acknowledge the risks and appreciate the sacrifices these young men make for their country. This book was very informative and included details on the mission to capture or negate Osama Bin Laden. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Jul 09, 2013
  • jadickinson rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A nicely packaged blog about the daily lives of a unique bunch of individuals who play a critical part in keeping democracy sacred.

A great book. The second half os about the actual mission to take out Osama. It really paints a vivid picture of the danger they faced and how incredibly brave the seals are. A highly recommended read.

I enjoyed this book. It was more about how the Seals trained to get to Bin Laden then the entire mission. Shows how these brave men do all the "wet work" and the politicians take the credit. Too bad we can't have a ticker tape parade for these guys.

Jan 27, 2013
  • jameskohfeld rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Consider this book to be fiction.

Jan 11, 2013
  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is one of the best books that has or will exist! one of my favorite books EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 09, 2013
  • fazybones rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another awesome book about the dedication and bravery these young warriors sacrifice for our freedoms every day.
Highly recommended.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some swearing. Could have been worse since it is dealing with soldiers.

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Gives overviews of a couple of deployments, but is more detailed in the Bin Laden mission. Talks about the killing of insurgents.

Sep 15, 2012
  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: this book has coarse language

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  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Mark Owen is a Navy SEAL. The book focuses on his successful attempt to join SEAL Team Six. He tells about the interactions between the team members and several missions he went on. Also, he paints the picture of how, as time went on, the war on terrorism becaome very political and hamstrung them in many ways. All of this leads to the narration of the mission that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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