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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: 4 stars out of 5.
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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. 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.
Authors: Owen, Mark, 1976?-
Title: No easy day
the autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c2012
Characteristics: xiii, 316 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Owen ; with Kevin Maurer
Contents: Chalk One
Green team
Top five/Bottom five
The second deck
Delta
Point man
Maersk Alabama
The long war
Goat trails
Something special in D.C.
The pacer
Killing time
Go day
Infil
Khalid
Third deck
Geronimo
Exfil
Confirmation
Touch the magic
Summary: 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.
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.
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin
ISBN: 0525953728
9780525953722
Branch Call Number: 359.984092 O974n 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-313)
Subject Headings: Abbottābād (Pakistan) War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Special forces (Military science) United States Special operations (Military science) Pakistan Special operations (Military science) United States Terrorism United States Prevention Terrorists Qaida (Organization) United States. Navy. SEALs United States. Navy. SEALs History Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011 Death and burial Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011 Assassination United States. Navy Commando troops Biography United States. Navy. SEALs Biography Owen, Mark, 1976?-
Topical Term: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Special forces (Military science)
Special operations (Military science)
Special operations (Military science)
Terrorism
Terrorists
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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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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.

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

This book was pretty good. It was not quite what I expected though. I thought it was going to be entirely about the mission. However, it was more biographical about the author and it culminated in the mission in which Bin Laden was killed. Fast read. Entertaining.

Dec 12, 2012
  • dirtbag1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When I decided to read this book I was afraid it might be too rednecked and jingoistic for my delicate tastes. However, it turned out to be pleasantly surprising. It was interesting and very well written. I wondered about how much the Pakistani military knew about the raid ahead of time. After reading this book it would be hard not to believe that at least some were aware. Also, it was surprising to find out about how prepared bin Laden was to defend against a raid such as this. This is an important book written by one who was there if only because it is necessary to set the record straight and dispel the mythmakers and sensationalist news stories.

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Dec 17, 2012
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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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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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