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The Finish

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Bowden, Mark (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Finish


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A dramatic account of the hunt for and defeat of Osama bin Laden draws on unprecedented access to primary sources to trace how key decisions were made, revealing events from the perspectives of an adept President Obama and an increasingly despondent bin Laden.
Authors: Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Title: The finish
the killing of Osama Bin Laden
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, [2012], ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xv, 266 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes an errata for page 229
Summary: A dramatic account of the hunt for and defeat of Osama bin Laden draws on unprecedented access to primary sources to trace how key decisions were made, revealing events from the perspectives of an adept President Obama and an increasingly despondent bin Laden.
ISBN: 0802120342
9780802120342
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Report This Nov 17, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Given the lack of defining proof (say both that OBL was behind 9/11, as opposed to another cutout, and his body, et cetera), plus that Robert Parry pretty much almost exactly identified his location quite a few years back, and that Coffer Black was the clown put in charge of the original CIA search for OBL, and that Mark Bowden's previous books leave much to be desired (his abysmal and incorrect descriptions of USAF's Pararescue), I am quite skeptical about this book.

Report This Mar 09, 2013
  • fazybones rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was expecting more from author Mark Bowden and I agree with the previous reader's comments. I hope this is the last book written about the end of that coward born with a silver spoon in his mouth sending uneducated young men from the Muslim world into Iraq and Afghanistan for a quick meaningless death just to further Al Queda's primitive goals while Osama hid out watching his stash of porno movies found in his hideout. I don't understand how Al Queda can be comfortable killing considerably more innocent Muslims compared to coalition soldiers in their strategy. A real dedicated Muslim who used his 15 year old latest Wife as a human shield against the Seals. - Ya right.

Report This Nov 05, 2012
  • pterry25 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While reading this one, I got the feeling that there is probably another more definitive book out there on the hunt and killing of bin Laden. MANHUNT had the feel of needing to be the first in the marketplace. THE FINISH provided more detail - but some things were just dropped in with little background. This is not bad, just not the definitive work.

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Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit.

Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For God and country Geronimo Geronimo Geronimo.

Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

He knew the stakes were huge, mostly for the men in that chopper, but also for the country, for his administration ... for him.

Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Go in there and get bin Laden, and if he isn't there get the hell out!

Report This Dec 21, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism -- it is a recognition of history, the imperfection of man and the limits or Reasson.

Report This Dec 21, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the America people. For make no mistake, evil does exist in the world.

Report This Dec 21, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

How much more of a threat do you need before you finally do something?

Report This Dec 21, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There must be no safehaven for terrorists who threaten Americ.

Report This Dec 21, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

As Obama saw it, there was no way to defeat al Qaeda so long as its founder and spiritual leader remained at large.

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