No Easy Day

No Easy Day

The Autobiography of A Navy SEAL : the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Book - 2012
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Writing under a pseudonym to protect his anonymity, a member of the elite SEAL Team Six provides a behind-the-scenes, first-person account of all his dangerous assignments around the globe, including the training, planning and execution of his most important mission-the killing of Osama bin Laden, during which he witnessed the final moments of the terrorist's life. 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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 2012
ISBN: 9780525953722
0525953728
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 OWEN
Characteristics: xiii, 316 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin

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Daveinportland
Aug 07, 2016

Finally! A book by a Navy Seal that is not a work of fiction! This was a really good book, factual and not full of BS heroics like Lone Survivor or American Sniper.

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PrincessOfTheDark
Mar 09, 2016

I loved this book so much I could read it again. Its words are gripping, and its also has a great hero to write it. Thanks for your service Mr Owen.

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jaspera2014
Jul 11, 2015

Loved it, one of the best and most gripping books I have ever read, I just couldn't put it down.

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StarGladiator
Jun 13, 2015

Regarding the part of this covering the raid on Osama bin Laden - - best to read the Senate's summary on the still classified report on CIA torture [love that Obama's Open Government Initiative, still waiting for it to happen???], and Seymour Hersh's article desputing the details involved. Plus, the article on the FOIA request which turned up NO PAPERWORK on any aspect of this raid, including the supposed burial at sea?!?!?

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JihadiConservative
Jun 06, 2015

The writing definitely is not superb. However, I find this topic fascinating. Osama Bin Ladin. The biggest wild goose chase in history. Thank God he is gone now. Anyway, this book tells the first hand account of that wild goose chase. Its a SEAL
writing the novel so definitely do not expect great writing and characterization ect... But, Mark Owen tells the story seriously and accurately. He does not fail to bring you into the story and gets you pretty involved. This book is definitely flawed. If you want a near perfect SEAL book, then go with American Sniper or Lone Survivor. Those too I enjoyed much more than this one. Im not saying it was bad. It just had a couple problems I just couldn't get around. Anyway, It is worth reading and if you have some time then by all means pick up this exciting and fun read sometime this summer!

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Madreley
Dec 16, 2014

Pretty good reading. A lot of the book goes into various deployments and missions of the seals. Author also gets a little bit into how being a seal affects their personal lives. I enjoyed him telling about the various equipment each seal uses and how they prepare individually for each mission.

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A12Oxcart
Nov 20, 2014

No Easy Day is a well written book that shows how Mark Owen, or Matt Bissonette, participated in Neptune Spear and helped kill Usama Bin Laden. "The Raid" takes up the second half of the book, complete with detailed maps and graphics, showing how NSWDG successful overcame adversity to bag Bin Laden. Chief Owen's account of the raid was, and still is, a vital part of the historical record. Owen also goes over some highlights from his career in Devgru, participating in high-profile missions, as well as, predictably, lambasting ROEs and Brass who made such decisions. Owen provides a valuable insight into the mind of these modern day warriors, as well as his own personnel motivations, proving that not all soldier's hate war. This book is best appreciated by military buffs, but is written so anyone can gain an understanding of the raid and Devgru. Owen's account of the raid is disputed by the Feds, who have a different story for the final seconds of Bin Laden's life, but Owen has proven himself meticulously accurate in the many other stories in this book, you be the judge! Read it, you won't regret it

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Dixiedog2
Oct 07, 2013

I did finish reading this book. While informative, it was not the type of book that enthralled me. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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dixiedog
Sep 29, 2013

No Easy Day by Mark Owen was a very easy read. As previously reported, the first half of this book was about what it takes to become and remain a Navy Seal. A reader cannot help but acknowledge the risks and appreciate the sacrifices these young men make for their country. This book was very informative and included details on the mission to capture or negate Osama Bin Laden. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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jadickinson
Jul 09, 2013

A nicely packaged blog about the daily lives of a unique bunch of individuals who play a critical part in keeping democracy sacred.

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

Violence: Gives overviews of a couple of deployments, but is more detailed in the Bin Laden mission. Talks about the killing of insurgents.

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

Coarse Language: Some swearing. Could have been worse since it is dealing with soldiers.

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_Abi_
Sep 15, 2012

Coarse Language: this book has coarse language

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DirtyHarry55
Nov 13, 2012

Mark Owen is a Navy SEAL. The book focuses on his successful attempt to join SEAL Team Six. He tells about the interactions between the team members and several missions he went on. Also, he paints the picture of how, as time went on, the war on terrorism becaome very political and hamstrung them in many ways. All of this leads to the narration of the mission that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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