Search - 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
No Easy Day The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
Author: Mark Owen
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. — 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...  more »
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price: $26.95
Buy New (Hardcover): $8.89 (save 67%) or
Become a PBS member and pay $4.99+1 PBS book credit (save 81%)
ISBN-13: 9780525953722
ISBN-10: 0525953728
Publication Date: 9/4/2012
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 58

3.8 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Though this book's hype targets the killing of Osama Bin Laden, there is much more to it. The author begins at his beginning (Boot Camp) and carries the reader with him as he progresses and matures in a mentally and physically demanding career that is only survivable by the best of the best.

He also covers the progression of covert warfare from a "Get in/Get the job done/Get out" mindset, to today's politically correct "They have rights, too" methods. This is something I also experienced in my military career; though to a far lesser extent.

Lastly, I found it a little creepy that this real-life experience was paralleling Michael Z. Williamson's SciFi novel, "The Weapon", which I happened to be reading at the same time. Of course, that may just be my twisted mind :o)
reviewed No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
"No Easy Day" gives you much insight, and inside scoop narrative to what happened during the raid on Osama Bin Ladens compound. It also gives insight into what a special forces soldiers job is as a warrior who helps protect are freedoms overseas.
reviewed No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden on + 156 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!
The author grabs your attention IMMEDIATELY, in the first pages of the book and nevers lets up.
The author and co-author have done an exceptional job of laying out the experiences and events leading to the killing of UBL.
It is obvious that the first hand account, by the author is contrary to the second hand account of the incident as protrayed by our politicians and the press.
I would have given this book SIX stars if that were an opition. I fully intend to read it again in a year or two, it was just that good.
Mark Owen (not really his name) go step-by-step in the recruiting, training and use of Navy Seals on the famous Seal Team 6. He explains, so that anyone reading the book can understand" the mission of Seal Team 6.
The outline of the events leading up to the killing of UBL, is incredible and captured my attention immediately.
Initially, I purchased this book by accident (thinking it was "American Sniper", by Chris Kyle). I'm glad I made that mistake.
Once you start reading the book, it will be difficult to put it down.
If you are interested in military type books, this book should be at the top of your list of books to read.
reviewed No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I just got this book in the mail Friday and started to read it that evening. I just finished it, Sunday evening, and enjoyed it very much. It gives you a good feel for what the training and operations are like without giving away specifics. It also was nice to not have all the hype and ugly details that some of the authors seem to use to much of. If you want to know what happened on this mission then this is the book to read. Great job, both on the missions and in writing this book. Thank you!
reviewed No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden on + 189 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I greatly enjoyed this book. It's a firsthand account of the killing of Osama bin laden. As well, it includes first-hand insight into the Navy SEALs in general and seal team six specifically. This is a must-read if you have any interest at all and have read or heard news media reports on what happened. There's a lot of misinformation out there is you will find out by reading this book.
Read All 7 Book Reviews of "No Easy Day The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden"

Book Wiki

Common Title
Original Publication Date (YYYY-MM-DD)
People/Characters
Mark Owen (Primary Character)
Real Places
Important Events

Genres: