No easy day

by Owen, Mark, 1976?-

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book BCD 92 Owen
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Recorded Book
Call Number  BCD 92 Owen
Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK 958.1047 OWE
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CDBK 958.1047 OWE
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK 958.104 OWEN
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Audiobooks
Call Number  NVCDBK 958.104 OWEN
Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK 958.1047 OWEN
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
Call Number  CD/BK 958.1047 OWEN
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 958.104 OWE
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD 958.104 OWE
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 moments.
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 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."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Mark Owen is a pseudonym for Matt Bissonnette, a Navy SEAL who took part in the 2011 raid on a compound in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. His muscular memoir was cowritten by Maurer, a journalist who has covered American special-ops forces for nearly a decade, including a stint as an embedded reporter in Iraq. Owen was already a SEAL at the time of the 9/11 attacks; the book begins shortly thereafter, as he is qualifying for the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (otherwise known as the famed SEAL Team Six), and follows him through various missions, culminating with a detailed account of the planning and execution of the assault on bin Laden's compound. His version of events has already sparked some controversy no surprise there, since the mission itself is still a controversial subject but it doesn't feel as though Owen intended to add fuel to the fire. Incendiary subject matter aside, this might feel somewhat familiar due to its thematic similarities to such books as Anthony Swofford's Jarhead, Evan Wright's Generation Kill, and Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down. Like those modern classics, No Easy Day doesn't merely tell war stories it also explores the culture of war and what it means to be a soldier. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This is the book of the moment and has already ended 50 Shades of Grey's record-setting run at the top of various best-seller lists. Last Sunday's 60 Minutes interview with the heavily disguised author only added fuel to the fire.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Owen, Mark, -- 1976?-
Bin Laden, Osama, -- 1957-2011 -- Death and burial.
United States. -- Navy. -- SEALs.
Special operations (Military science) -- United States.
Special operations (Military science) -- Pakistan.
Special forces (Military science) -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Abbottābād (Pakistan)
Publisher New York :Penguin Audio,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Maurer, Kevin.
Graham, Holter.
Participants/Performers Read by Holter Graham.
Language English
Notes Subtitle on container: The autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
Compact disc.
Duration: ca. 7:00:00.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781611761566
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