No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
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, ope...more
I feel I have to title my review this way because although I'm very glad this event happened, and I have boundless admiration for the people who participated in the raid, including the author, I can't honestly say it was a great book.
To be fair to 'Mark Owen', his ghostwriter, Kevin Maurer, does bear some responsibility for taking a tired, pseudo-action-thriller approach to the story. The first half of the book is a very mediocre, dramatized 'monta...more
If all you want is the account of the preparation for and execution of the raid on Bin Laden's compound, you can start roughly halfway through the book and not miss anything specifically pertinent. The narrative with regard to the raid that killed UBL, as a first-hand account of the events is enlightening in its contradictions to some of the ma...more
The man's exploits are exciting and laudable, but the writing style does them little credit. Only the last few chapters go into any depth on the raid itself. The ghost writer did a rather substandard job at taking the author's stories and turning them into a readable book. There are some interesting technical bits near the beginning, but most of the rest is rather dry stuff. Mr. Owens'...more
The author (in disguise) being interviewed on "60 Minutes"...
The book was always interesting, and it grabs you from the first chapters as members of SEAL Te...more
After years of training and hundreds of missions, “Mark Owen” entered a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan along with 23 other SEALs, an interpreter, an explosives guy, and a combat dog nam...more
I was captivated by the story and didn't want to put it down. In fact, I had just made it to the point where they were about to hit the third floor of the compound when the pilot mentioned we were beginning our final descent and all electronic devices needed to be turned off. NOOOOOoOoOOoOoOoOoOo! Did I mention it was a three hour flight? Yeah. Captivate...more
The book is also well structured to give as detailed an...more
The book is very inter...more
I read this book not so much to read the 'facts' about the mission, I wanted to...more
The summary of this book explains how mark owen the author of the book shares his story about the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden. He talks about his experience when he was a little boy that he always wanted to be a navy seal and would always follow stories on the news about them and read books on them. He shares his experience when he is in training for green team and that failure was not an option and coming in second place was failure, just passing was not good enough. He explains...more
No Easy Day is a firsthand account of the training and life as one of these Seals, culminating with the killing of Osama Bin Laden. This book has apparently been controversial in military circles, and has been denounced by the Department of Defense for revealing confidential information. Written under a pseudonym, the author claims all of the...more
There are routine daily acts that require courage for some people, such as simply crossing the street. On a higher level, courage is required if one wishes to start a business or if a politician votes in a way that bucks his party. But it is courage of the highest level when one is willing to place his or her life at risk for the sake of justice...more
Everyone has read about the death of Osama bin Laden by now, but how many people know what led up to that, and how it all went down? No Easy Day by Mark Owen is a great story that shows how American forces strike back against terror. It is a non-fiction, first hand account of the raid on Osama bin Ladens compound, and many operations before that.
No Easy Day is a book of Navy SEAL Mark Owen’s odyssey to becoming a part of SEAL Team Six who took down al-Qaeda le...more
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 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
This book is an autobiography of a Navy Seal. Now some of you may agree that autobiographies are boring, but let me assure you this book is not. This book isn't just about any Navy Seal. The author of this book is a member of Seal Team Six, America's and arguably the worlds most elite fighting force.
The main character of the story takes you through the steps of how he joined the Seals. As a child, he was raised in northern Alaska and by the age of six, he owned his first firear...more
The central theme of this book is about the detailed events that let to the raid on Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. However, the author sets up the scene in Pakistan in the fi...more
I like reading about history and strategy of war, but I don't like first hand combat and reading about modern warfare. For some reason, it bores me. I understand that our military is our hero, but reading about first hand blood shed is not my kind of read.
I just find it too egoistic for our tr...more
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