No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer

By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer

The second one e-book by means of former military SEAL Mark Owen, following his multimillion-copy vintage in regards to the bin weighted down undertaking No effortless Day, within which he tells the tales from his occupation that have been such a lot own to him and that made him the operator and the individual he's today.

While Mark Owen’s speedy long island instances bestseller No effortless Day excited by the high-profile objectives and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s profession, No Hero may be an account of the main in my opinion significant missions from Owen’s 13 years as a SEAL, together with the moments during which he discovered the main approximately himself and his teammates, in either good fortune and failure.

Mark Owen describes his intentions for his moment ebook top: i need No Hero to supply anything such a lot books on conflict don’t: the intimate part of it, the non-public struggles and hardships and what I realized from them. The tales in No Hero should be a testomony to my teammates and to the entire different lively and previous SEALs who've committed their lives to freedom. In our neighborhood, we're always taught to mentor the more youthful iteration and to cross the teachings and values we’ve discovered directly to others so as to do an analogous to the blokes arising after them. this can be what I plan to do for the reader of No Hero.”

Every bit as action-packed as No effortless Day, and that includes tales from the educational flooring to the battlefield, No Hero deals readers an unheard of close-up view of the reviews and values that make Mark Owen and the boys he served with able to executing the missions we examine within the headlines.

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I drooled in antic ipation as we rode our spi der bikes to our usual hangout, a base ball dugout that pro vided shade and pro tection from adult eyes. Our fort, ou r rules. ” The dugout’s wooden bench, sod a-stained concrete floor, and smell of fr esh cut grass wel comed us back. Cars whizzed by on the road behind us as w e unpacked our next hou r’s entertainment: two thirty-two-ounce wild cherry S lurpees, a one -pound bag of pea nut Ron Saxen 47 M&M’s, a one-pound bag of plain M&M’s , four Host ess fruit pie s, and the Decem ber issue of Playboy—our idea of a bal anced meal.

If there turned out to be no need to med icate, I’d pick a night to have a cookie party and w olf down the d ozen or so cook ies I’d hoarded. ***** While I reloaded my plate from the over flowing dining room table, the adults mapped out our time in Iowa. There’d be din ners at Uncle Vernon and Aunt Leona’s just down the street, a visit to Uncle Dick and Aunt Norma’s i n Omaha, and then one big get-toge ther at Grandpa and Grandma’s. What was impor tant to me and Rob ert was the fishing; it looked like we’d have three or four days of it.

Strangely e nough, Mom was the bad cop, D ad the good . It seemed Dad just wanted Rick to live; Mom wanted Rick to live right. Rick had found him self a job. He’d started out wash ing dishes but had already worked his w ay up to assis tant cook. He’d explored Yellowstone and done some thing called “hot poddin” at a place in the park called Firehole—I think this meant he’d soaked in the hot springs. “Well, everyone say good-bye to yo ur brother, we need to be getting on the road. ” 56 The Good Eater We all got up from the cots.

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