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Multcolib Picks: While you wait for...Zero Dark Thirty

Seal Team Six
Seal Team Six The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (DVD - 2013 ) DVD Action SEAL All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Documentary that focuses on the SEALs participation in the raid, first aired on National Geographic.

Green Zone
Green Zone (DVD - 2010 ) DVD Action GREEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Thriller which begins with Matt Damon as an officer searching for WMDs. The film asserts theories for the causes of the Iran SNAFU.

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker (DVD - 2010 ) DVD Action HURT Available in some locations

Annotation:Director Kathryn Bigelow's masterpiece about modern war, focusing on one man whose home has become defusing exposives.

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down (DVD - 2002 ) DVD Action BLACK All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The 2003 First Battle of Mogadishu was planned to be a raid lasting under an hour to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The resulting standoff raged through the night, and resulted in capture, injuries, and fatalities for the special forces and soldiers of Task Force Ranger.

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down A Story of Modern War By Bowden, Mark (Book - 2010 ) 967.73053 B7847b 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The 2003 First Battle of Mogadishu was planned to be a raid lasting under an hour to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The resulting standoff raged through the night, and resulted in capture, injuries, and fatalities for the special forces and soldiers of Task Force Ranger.

The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd (DVD - 2007 ) DVD Drama GOOD Available in some locations

Annotation:If you can't get enough of that spy stuff, The Good Shepherd provides hours of intrigue and an A-list Hollywood cast. The inspiration for the series, Norman Mailer's novel Harlot's Ghost, is below on this list.

Harlot's Ghost
Harlot's Ghost A Novel By Mailer, Norman (Book - 2007 ) FICTION MAILER Available in some locations

Annotation:Harlot's Ghost, Mailer's last novel, has a reputation as a rollercoaster read. For people who like big, meaty novels about spies.

Army of shadows
Army of shadows L'armée des ombres (DVD - 2007 French ) DVD Foreign ARMY Available in some locations

Annotation:Betrayal and merciless repercussions among the underground World War II French Resistance. Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret give chilling, bleak performances.

Three Kings
Three Kings (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Drama THREE All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:This darkly funny, intelligent war/heist thriller is set in the Middle East around the end of the Gulf War.

Kill Bin Laden
Kill Bin Laden A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man By Fury, Dalton (Book - 2008 ) 958.1047 F992k 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:High energy reading on the early days of the hunt for Bin Laden provides inside info about Delta Force.

No Easy Day
No Easy Day The Autobiography of A Navy SEAL : the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden By Owen, Mark (Book - 2012 ) 359.984092 O974n 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Manhunt
Manhunt The Ten-year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad By Bergen, Peter L. (Book - 2012 ) 363.32516092 B6121m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fast-reading account of the hunt for Bin Laden by a leading journalist and intellectual.

Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor By Luttrell, Marcus (Book - 2007 ) 958.1047 L974L 2007 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 13 on 25 copies

Annotation:Brace yourself before reading this story of a Navy SEAL hunt for an Al-Qaeda leader that did not end well. For readers who like real-life special forces adventures.

Beyond Hell and Back
Beyond Hell and Back How America's Special Operations Forces Became the World's Greatest Fighting Unit By Zimmerman, Dwight Jon (Book - 2007 ) 356.167 Z72b 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:If you're into reading about the military, this book tells about legendary special ops missions and gives background to the conflicts in which they were executed.

Horse Soldiers
Horse Soldiers The Extraordinary Story of A Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan By Stanton, Doug (Book - 2009 ) 958.1047 S792h 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A ripping tale, told from the perspective of the fighters on the ground, or in this case, in the saddle.

Dirty Wars
Dirty Wars The World Is A Battlefield By Scahill, Jeremy (Book - 2013 ) 355.00973 S278d 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 23 copies

Annotation:Dirty Wars criticizes U.S. counter-terrorism and special forces operations and practices. The book gives background to the controversy about the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty.

Double Cross
Double Cross The True Story of the D-day Spies By Macintyre, Ben (Book - 2012 ) 940.5421421 M1527d 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:If this book were a drama, it would be an ensemble piece. Colorful double agents and their handlers divert Germany's attention from Normandy.

Best Laid Plans
Best Laid Plans The Inside Story of America's War Against Terrorism By Martin, David C. (Book - 1988 ) 363.32 M379b Available in some locations

Annotation:Dramatically recounts terrorism-related violent incidents. Well-respected back story for the war on terror during the Reagan administration.

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Zero Dark Thirty has spies, SEALs, and a fictional take on the end of the ten-year manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. While you're waiting, here are movies and books about espionage, special forces, and conflicts in the Middle East.


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