No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

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"EL UNICO DIA FACIL FUE EL DE AYER - Lema de los SEAL" Un dia dificil es el relato en primera persona de la operacion que condujo a la muerte de Osama bin Laden. Un testimonio que difiere en muchos aspectos del que dio al publico el gobierno de los Estados Unidos; por el que el autor esta amenazado de un proceso por revelacion de secretos, y que le ha convertido en el objetivo mas buscado por el terrorismo islamico. La narracion de esta aventura real resulta fascinante, pero hay mucho mas en estas memorias del miembro del SEAL Team Six que se esconde tras el nombre de Mark Owen: hay toda la vida de un hombre que, despues de dejar su tranquilo medio familiar en Alaska, emprendio la dura tarea de formacion necesaria para integrarse en la mas arriesgada de las fuerzas especiales, lo que le llevo a participar en operaciones memorables, como el rescate del capitan Phillips, capturado por los piratas de Somalia, y en muchas otras que nunca llegaron al conocimiento del publico. Resulta, ademas, un anticipo de lo que van a ser las formas de guerra en un futuro inmediato.

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Mark Owen is a former member of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team Six. In his many years as a Navy SEAL, he has participated in hundreds of missions around the globe, including the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean in 2009. Owen was a team leader on Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Owen was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist mastermind’s hideout, where he witnessed Bin Laden’s death. Mark Owen’s name and the names of the other SEALs mentioned in No Easy Day have been changed for their security.

Kevin Maurer has covered special operations forces for nine years. He has been embedded with the Special Forces in Afghanistan six times, spent a month in 2006 with special operations units in east Africa, and has embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.

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“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. --David Pitt

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