Mark Owen's instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author's thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, offers a rare counterpoint: an intimate account of Owen's most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure.
'I want No Hero to offer something most books on war don't: the intimate side of it, the personal struggles and hardships and what I learned from them,' says Owen. 'The stories in No Hero are a testament to my teammates and to all the other active and former SEALs who have dedicated their lives to freedom. In our community, we are constantly taught to mentor the younger generation and to pass the lessons and values we've learned on to others so that they can do the same for the guys coming up after them. This is what I hope I have done for readers of No Hero.'
Every bit as action-packed as No Easy Day, and featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions we read about in the headlines.
About the Authors
Mark Owen is a former member of the US 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 account of the raid, in "No Easy Day," remains the only accurate eyewitness account on record.
Kevin Maurer has covered special operations forces for nine years. He has
"Owen emphasizes the selflessness and service of his fellow SEALs, along with the lessons he learned, in a book that is sure to appeal to the many fans of in-the-trenches special forces memoirs."--Publishers Weekly "Simple, well-told stories that will interest general readers and certainly anyone contemplating a career in special operations."--Kirkus Reviews "Owen's writing is genuine and insightful....No Hero may have been intended for the next generation of SEALs, but the book's lessons can also be useful to civilians."--Associated Press Praise for No Easy Day "This harrowing, minute-by-minute account by one of the highly trained members of Navy SEAL Team Six is narrative nonfiction at its most gripping....No Easy Day puts you right there for every tense moment."--Entertainment Weekly "Gripping....There is no better illustration in No Easy Day that SEALs are ruthless pragmatists. They think fast. They adapt to whatever faces them. They do what they have to do."--The New York Times "[Mark Owen] has given us a brave retelling of one of the most important events in U.S. military history."--People "Make no mistake: No Easy Day is an important historic document."--Los Angeles Times"A remarkably intimate glimpse into what motivates men striving to join an elite fighting force like the SEALS--and what keeps them there."--Associated Press
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 11th November 2014
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1