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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


Book Overview: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden

The #1 New York Times bestselling 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 moments.

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--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 his fellow SEAL team members 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 readers into the War on Terror and details the formation 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 several 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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Publication Date2014-05-06
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Mark Owen is a renowned author and a highly decorated former member of the United States Special Forces. Having served in the illustrious Seal Team Six, Owen masterfully incorporates real-life combat experience into his compelling novels, proffering an authentic portrayal of the elite military unit. Throughout his military career, he participated in several notable missions, including the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden. These experiences lend a unique authenticity and realism to his engrossing writing style. Under the pseudonym Mark Owen, he penned the best-selling books “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden” and “No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL”. His literary work builds on his extraordinary military background, bringing readers into the life of high-stakes operations, rigorous training, and the unshakeable camaraderie within the Special Forces. Off the written page, Owen continues to advocate for veterans and their access to mental health resources. His passion is clear in the dialogues he fuels, encouraging discussion on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans. Overall, Mark Owen's powerful writing and commitment to his fellow veterans mark him as a dynamic figure in both the literary and military communities.

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