No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Ladin: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL
By Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
Dutton, 2012. 316 pgs. Biogrpahy
Told by a Navy Seal who witnessed the final shots first-hand, No Easy Day recounts the events that led to the death of Osama Bin Ladin. However, this is more than just a narrative of the mission that ended the life of the infamous terrorist leader. Instead, readers will find a look into the lives of the soldiers that regularly risk their lives completing mission that are, while just as dangerous, performed with a great deal less public notice.
A number of memoirs written by Navy Seals have been published in the past year. Some of this is due to the media coverage and notoriety this particular mission has brought to these special ops soldiers. No Easy Day, while not in my opinion the best, certainly deserves a place among the top.