• No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden (CD-Audio) By (author) Mark Owen, By (author) Kevin Maurer, Read by Holter Graham

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    DescriptionFor 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 moment 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 readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-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 N"o Easy Day," Owen also 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. 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 readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

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    No Easy Day
    The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Owen, By (author) Kevin Maurer, Read by Holter Graham
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 148 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 154 g
    ISBN 13: 9781611763461
    ISBN 10: 1611763460

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 958.1046092
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, HIS027190
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 958.104/7092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, BIO008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57470
    LC classification: DS371.413 .O94 2012B
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    Penguin Audiobooks
    Imprint name
    Penguin Audiobooks
    Publication date
    20 May 2014
    Author Information
    Mark Owen is a former member of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team Six. In his many years as a Navy SEAL, he has participated in hundreds of missions around the globe, including the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean in 2009. Owen was a team leader on Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Owen was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist mastermind's hideout, where he witnessed Bin Laden's death. Mark Owen's name and the names of the other SEALs mentioned in No Easy Day have been changed for their security. Kevin Maurer has covered special operations forces for nine years. He has been embedded with the Special Forces in Afghanistan six times, spent a month in 2006 with special operations units in east Africa, and has embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.