No Hero Storia Di Un Navy Seal

Autore: Mark Owen
Editore:
ISBN: 9788804675266
Grandezza: 62,11 MB
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No Hero

Autore: Mark Owen
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 069816444X
Grandezza: 18,91 MB
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The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator. 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, is an 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. 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 that make history.

No Easy Day

Autore: Kevin Maurer
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852031448
Grandezza: 77,71 MB
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Primo maggio 2011: il Re del Terrore è morto. Osama bin Laden, l'uomo che per un decennio ha tenuto l'Occidente nella morsa della paura, è stato ucciso. Per la prima volta la più importante ed eclatante operazione di intelligence degli ultimi anni viene raccontata attraverso le clamorose rivelazioni di uno dei diretti protagonisti, un ex appartenente al Team Six dei SEAL (le forze speciali della Marina statunitense) che per primo ha fatto irruzione nell'ultimo rifugio di Bin Laden. Sotto lo pseudonimo di Mark Owen, l'autore ripercorre la sua esperienza nei corpi speciali, a comiciare dall'agognato ingresso nei SEAL, passando per il salvataggio del capitano Richard Phillips, rapito dai pirati somali nell'Oceano Indiano, fino alla guerra ai talebani sulle montagne afghane e all'assalto del compound di Abbottabad, in Pakistan, dove si nascondeva il leader di al Qaeda. Per due settimane gli uomini della squadra vengono addestrati ad affrontare il compito più importante della loro vita: la caccia a Bin Laden, nell'operazione denominata Lancia di Nettuno. Per Owen e i suoi compagni il successo della missione, oltre che dovuto alla partecipazione a centinaia di operazioni in tutto il globo, è frutto di anni di addestramento durissimo, teso a portare ai limiti massimi la resistenza psicofisica, una preparazione che consente loro di affrontare qualsiasi genere di evento e di imprevisto, qualsiasi tipologia di nemico. Il raid nel quartier generale segreto di Bin Laden è raccontato nei minimi dettagli con un ritmo da togliere il fiato, dall'incidente con l'elicottero che avrebbe potuto compromettere la missione e costare la vita a Owen fino alla comunicazione radio che conferma la morte del loro obiettivo. In No Easy Day, Mark Owen conduce i lettori dietro le linee nemiche insieme a uno dei più straordinari corpi d'élite del mondo, offrendoci l'unico resoconto in prima persona di una delle loro missioni più spettacolari.

No Hero

Autore: Kevin Maurer
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852058435
Grandezza: 71,89 MB
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Dopo aver descritto in No Easy Day la più importante e clamorosa operazione di intelligence degli ultimi anni – l'uccisione di Osama bin Laden –, Mark Owen torna a raccontare le sue imprese di Navy SEAL. In No Hero l'attenzione si allontana dalle missioni da prima pagina, caratterizzate da bersagli di alto profilo, per concentrarsi sugli incarichi per Owen più significativi sul piano personale – missioni «minori» che non sono mai finite sui giornali – e sui momenti in cui l'autore ha imparato a conoscere se stesso e i suoi compagni, nei successi così come nei fallimenti. «Vorrei che No Hero offrisse qualcosa di diverso da gran parte dei libri: il lato intimo, le battaglie personali, le difficoltà e quello che ho imparato affrontandole» dichiara Owen. «Le storie che racconto in No Hero sono un omaggio ai miei compagni e a tutti gli altri SEAL, ancora in servizio o meno, che hanno dedicato la loro vita alla libertà. Nella nostra comunità ci viene sempre insegnato a essere i mentori della generazione successiva e a trasmettere agli altri le lezioni e i valori che abbiamo appreso, in modo che possano servire alle generazioni che verranno. È quello che spero di aver fatto per i lettori di No Hero.» Carico di azione come No Easy Day, con storie che spaziano dall'addestramento ai campi di battaglia, No Hero offre per la prima volta al lettore uno sguardo ravvicinato su esperienze e valori che hanno reso Mark Owen, e i SEAL con i quali ha prestato servizio, in grado di portare a termine le missioni che leggiamo sui giornali.

No Easy Day

Autore: Mark Owen
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718178009
Grandezza: 19,19 MB
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If you loved American Sniper this is the book for you. No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer is the first-person account of Bin Laden's execution. For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. No Easy Day puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known as SEAL Team Six as they train for the most important mission of their lives: the SEALs were going after bin Laden. From the crash of the Black Hawk helicopter that threatened the mission with disaster to the radio call confirming their target was dead, the SEAL team raid on bin Laden's secret HQ is recounted in nail-biting second-by-second detail. In No Easy Day, team leader Mark Owen takes readers behind enemy lines with one of the world's most astonishing fighting forces, in the only insider's account of their most spectacular mission. Praise for No Easy Day: 'No Easy Day amounts to a cinematic account of the raid to kill Bin Laden: you feel as if you're sitting in the Black Hawk as it swoops in.' NY Times 'A blistering first-hand account' The Sun 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 1 May 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 this book 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 US forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.

Fearless

Autore: Eric Blehm
Editore: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307730719
Grandezza: 60,61 MB
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Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents. But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U.S. Navy SEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers, and friends. Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.

Forget Me Not

Autore: Marliss Melton
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446550361
Grandezza: 74,94 MB
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A Hero's Nightmare Gabe Renault doesn't know why he was in a prison camp. He has no memory of the past three years or of the Navy Seal mission that went wrong. Only two things kept him going: thoughts of his wife and the certainty that he must escape. A Sudden Homecoming After Gabe is presumed dead, Helen Renault pulls the tattered pieces of her and her daughter's lives back together. Married young and for all the wrong reasons, she's standing on her own two feet at last-and proud of it. Then comes the biggest shock of all-Gabe returns home. Gone is the distant, secretive husband he once was. This new Gabe is a man she could easily, finally, lose her heart to. But his memory is slowly returning, exposing a trail of government treachery...and jeopardizing his and Helen's second chance at love.

Seal Of Honor

Autore: Gary Williams
Editore: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781612510064
Grandezza: 45,74 MB
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Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation’s highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He was also the first naval officer to earn the medal since the Vietnam War, and the first SEAL to be honored posthumously. A young man of great character, he is the subject of Naval Special Warfare courses on leadership, and an Arleigh Burke–class guided missile destroyer, naval base, school, post office, ball park, and hospital emergency room have all been named in his honor. In his bestselling book, Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of Operation Red Wings, called Michael “the best officer I ever knew, an iron-souled warrior of colossal, almost unbelievable courage in the face of the enemy.” SEAL of Honor tells the story of Michael’s life and how he came to be that man of selfless courage and honor. This biography argues that his heroic action during the deadly firefight with the Taliban revealed his true character and attempts to answer why Michael readily sacrificed his life for his comrades. SEAL of Honor is the story of a valiant young man who was recognized by his peers for his compassion and leadership, because he was guided by an extraordinary sense of duty and responsibility. Tracing Michael’s journey from a seemingly ordinary life on New York’s Long Island to that remote mountainside in Afghanistan, SEAL of Honor portrays how he came to the moment of extraordinary heroism that made him the most celebrated Medal of Honor recipient since WWII. Moreover, the book brings the Afghan war back to the home front, focusing on the tight-knit Murphy family and the devastating effect his death had on them as they watched the story of Operation Red Wings unfold in the news. The book attempts to answer why Michael’s service to his country and his comrades was a calling faithfully answered, a duty justly upheld, and a life, while all too short, well lived.

Sapiens

Autore: Yuval Noah Harari
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 144819069X
Grandezza: 62,77 MB
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** The global phenomenon** ** The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller ** Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world ‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel 'Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Yuval’s follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is available now. For more, visit www.ynharari.com

Lone Survivor

Autore: Marcus Luttrell
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316007542
Grandezza: 73,31 MB
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On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers. A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us, blow-by-blow, through the brutal training of America's warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs. He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan, where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks. In this rich , moving chronicle of courage, honor, and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare-and a tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.