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 listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-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 listeners 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 listenres with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.
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Von Billy Am hilfreichsten 25.03.2015
Das Buch wurde bis heute nicht verfilmt. Aber 'Zero Dark Thirty' liefert die stilgetreue Kulisse. Allerdings verzichtet der Film von Regisseurin Kathryn Bigelow auf militärische Details. 'No Easy Day' liefert einen tiefen Einblick, wie aufwändig die Operation tatsächlich vorbereitet worden war. Absolut lesens- oder besser: hörenswert!
Von Aaron Farrag Am hilfreichsten 13.02.2013
This book is absolutely awesome and makes me wish I could bekome a SEAL. But since I'm an Austrian sitizen that won't be possible. Amazing book though! Interresting facts and a really great story that keeps you on edge till the very end.