The first complete history of the US Navy SEALs--from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the war on terror--written with the unprecedented cooperation of the NavyOver the last fifty years, a small Navy unit has evolved into the world's most celebrated fighting force: the US Navy SEALs. Until now, their stories have been sealed in the chambers of operational secrecy--and the brotherhood of SEAL anonymity. Here, for the first time, Naval Special Warfare Command and more than one hundred former and active-duty SEALs go on the record at last: highly respected retired SEAL Dick Couch and historian Bill Doyle record their stories in Navy SEALs, giving us the epic chronicle these legendary warriors deserve.Written with unprecedented cooperation from the Navy, Navy SEALs charts the SEALs story, from their origins in the daring commando units of World War II to their coming of age in Vietnam and rise to glory in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. Complete with never-before-seen documents and archival material, here are the greatest missions of the world's most legendary special operators--in their own words.
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Written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community, this vivid and definitive history of the U.S. Navy SEALs reveals the inside story behind the greatest combat operations of America's most celebrated warriors.
New York Times bestselling authors Dick Couch—a former SEAL—and William Doyle chart the SEALs' story, from their origins in the daring Naval Combat Demolition Teams, Underwater Demolition Teams, Scouts and Raiders commando units, and OSS Operational Swimmers of World War II to their coming of age in Vietnam and rise to glory in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11.
Illustrated with forty pages of photographs and based on exclusive interviews with more than 100 U.S. frogmen (including multiple Medal of Honor recipients), here is "the first comprehensive history of the special operations force" (Military.com).About the Author:
Dick Couch is the author of numerous books and articles on military special operations. He serves as a consultant and keynote speaker on issues of tactical ethics and moral battlefield conduct. He lives in Ketchum, Idaho.
William Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the 1998 Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary for the A&E special, The Secret White House Tapes. He was also coproducer of the PBS special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story. He lives in New York City.
Will Damron is an award-winning audiobook narrator. His narration of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin won an AudioFile Earphones Award, and his co-narration with two other readers of The Sixteen of June by Maya Lang was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance.
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