Books About Navy SEALS

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The United States Navy SEALS are considered one of the elite forces in the world undertaking dangerous and essential special operations. Having been involved in decisive operations through several wars and conflicts, the lives and stories of the men who constitute the Navy SEALS make for rich material. Books, autobiographies and others give us a glimpse into a world that contains brave people in difficult situations fighting for their country.

  1. The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 by Dick Couch: The book focusses on the rigorous training that it takes to turn men into Navy SEALs. It follows the physical transformations and the emotional upheavals that a part of what is considered the most punishing and thorough military training.
  2. When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: The Essence of a U.S. Navy SEAL by Billy Allmon: This offbeat book focusses on a different aspect of SEAL life; it tells of the stresses of the toughest military job and how men deal with it—using humor, pranks and practical jokes. The stories emphasize the bonds and friendships that form between these brave men.
  3. Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy SEAL by Gary Smith and Alan Maki: This is an autobiographical book that recounts the horrors, the tragedies and the victories of combat missions in the jungles of Vietnam.
  4. Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL by Chuck Pfarrer: This memoir captures the spirit of the warrior while recounting riveting stories of military missions and operations ranging from Nicaragua to Sicily. The book portrays the danger, the dedication, the victories and the tragedies.
  5. Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm: This incredibly moving book is an accurate representation of Adam Brown, his life, his devotion to his missions in Afghanistan that led to his ultimate death. This book is a tribute to a conflicted but fearless man given direction in his life by a belief in God, his love for his family and country.
  6. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Red wings and the Lost Heroes of the SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Lutrell: This jarring and touching book is a non-fiction account of Marcus Lutrell, his training as a Navy SEAL, his posting in Afghanistan, the conflicts and decisions made by him and his team as they attempt to capture and kill a Taliban leader.
  7. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer: This is a military memoir that focuses on the author’s participation in the mission that killed the notorious Osama Bin Laden. The book also describes the author’s upbringing, his entry into the special operations force and several other missions he was a part of.
  8. One Perfect Op: Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams by Dennis Chalker and Kevin Dockery: The book tells, step-by-step, of the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. The books takes the reader into the world of Navy SEALS and sheds light on the training, planning and execution of arguably the most famous Navy SEAL operation in U.S. history.
  9. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle: This book has garnered much attention after its adaptation into the Oscar winning film of the same name. It tells the story of Christ Kyle, who is the deadliest sniper in U.S. history with 225 kills as he plays an essential role in the war against terror.
  10. The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America’s Deadliest Marksmen by Brandon Webb: The author, a course manager at the Navy SEAL Sniper Program recounts his days as a student, his missions in Afghanistan and as a teacher designing new training methods.

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