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    Navy SEAL to release book on bin Laden raid

    A book company said Wednesday that it will release on September 11 a firsthand account of the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

    Christine Ball, director of marketing and publicity for Dutton, a subsidiary of Penguin Group USA, said the book was written by a Navy SEAL under a pen name.

    The book is entitled "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden."

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    by jimstaro on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 03:37:35 PM PDT

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    •  Just been reading that (2+ / 0-)
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      also on Balloon Juice

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          According to a description of the book, provided by a publishing executive, the author gives a “blow-by blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.”...

          The author also recalls his childhood in Alaska, his grueling preparation to become a Seal and other previously unreported Seal missions.

    •  From the NYT (0+ / 0-)

      Penguin officials would not say to what extent the book was vetted by government agencies. Colonel Tim Nye, the chief spokesman for the military’s Special Operations Command, said he would reserve comment until he had an opportunity to read the book.

      The author also recalls his childhood in Alaska, his grueling preparation to become a member of the SEALs and other previously unreported SEAL missions. He completed 13 combat deployments since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and retired within the last year.

      A co-writer, Kevin Maurer, is the author of four books and was embedded with Special Forces in Afghanistan six times


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