No Easy Day

No Easy Day

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

Book - 2012
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Owen takes readers 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. His first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid is an essential piece of modern history.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Adult, 2012
ISBN: 9780525953722
0525953728
Branch Call Number: History 958.104 OWE
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin

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dirtbag1
Dec 12, 2012

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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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

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.

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

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

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

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

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

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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