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Penguin to Publish the First-Person Account of the Bin Laden Raid!

Aug 2012

PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
TO PUBLISH THE FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT OF THE BIN LADEN RAID
BY A MEMBER OF SEAL TEAM SIX WHO WITNESSED
THE TERRORIST’S FINAL MOMENTS

in
NO EASY DAY
The Only First Hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission
that Killed Osama Bin Laden

 
by Mark Owen
with Kevin Maurer

 
 
Penguin / Rs 499 / Releasing on 11th September
 
 
Penguin Books India presents the 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.
 
From the streets of Iraq to the successful rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from pirates in the Indian Ocean; from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, operator Mark Owen of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group – commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.
 
Mark Owen (a pseudonym) completed thirteen consecutive combat deployments during the War on Terror. NO EASY DAY illuminates the life and work of the SEALs, and it culminates with his experience during Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, 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 leader’s hideout and was present at his death.  An essential piece of modern history, NO EASY DAY takes readers behind enemy lines with one of the world’s most astonishing fighting forces. It is the only insider’s account of that spectacular mission. 
 
In the book, Owen says, “While written in the first person, my experiences are universal…It is time to set the record straight about one of the most important missions in U.S. military history. No Easy Day is the story of ‘the guys,’ the human toll we pay, and the sacrifices we make to do this dirty job….My hope is one day a young man in junior high school will read it and become a SEAL, or at least live a life bigger than him. If that happens, this book is a success.”
 
Owen will be donating the majority of the proceeds from the book to charities that help support the families of fallen Navy SEALs.
 
 
About the Author:
Mark Owen is a former member of the U.S. 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 led one of the assault teams on Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Mark Owen’s name and the names of the other SEALs mentioned in No Easy Day 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 U.S. forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.