Book Review: No Easy Day by Mark Owen

About: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen is a nonfiction account from one of the man in the Navy SEALs unit who were tasked with raiding the compound in which it was thought that Usama Bin Laden is hiding.  316 pages Publisher: Dutton Adult Language: English ISBN-10: 0525953728 My rat­ing for No Easy Day – 4 Buy this book in paper or in elec­tronic format* Thoughts: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen is a fast, exciting read which gives the reader a small glimpse of these elite units, their culture and attitude. The author, a SEAL for 10 years before going on the mission, makes good use of the page and the narrative and does not question the kill-and-capture he and his fellow soldiers have been sent on. Much of the book tells about the author’s training, SEAL culture and missions he went on (most in Iraq and Afghanistan). The author provides many details, despite a disclaimer that he, for obvious reasons, cannot compromise security or identities. The narrative is sweeping, fast and personal, the author goes into details of other missions to make the reader realize that…

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