Discuss "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen

  • January 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. 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.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The 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.

In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America’s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

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  • Christina397

    Great food & a great time! Thanks for hosting Rob!

    January 17, 2013

  • Sheri P.

    Great time BBC'ers! And thank you for being such a perfect host Rob.

    January 17, 2013

  • Laura A.

    Rob, I am not going to make it.....so disappointed...I am just not feeling up to par. I hope you all have a great time!!

    January 16, 2013

  • Christina397

    Hi. I might be a little late from work, but I will still be there. Sorry that I did not have a chance to respond earlier. Will Buffalo chicken dip (crock pot) and wine be ok to bring?

    January 16, 2013

    • RobC13

      Hi Christina, that sounds great. call me if you get lost. [masked]

      January 16, 2013

  • Laura A.

    I am still on the fence about coming....feel better for the most part. Struggling with missing this meetup. if I do attend, what can I bring?

    January 16, 2013

    • RobC13

      Hi I hope you can make it. I Think it will be fun. Maybe a bottle of white wine or desert.

      January 16, 2013

  • Sheri P.

    Before the cheicken hits the flame, we still on?

    January 16, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi All,
    The snow is supposed to stop before our meetup so we are still a go. I hope you all can make it over.

    January 16, 2013

  • rick M.

    Hey rob, so I have an appt in Derry til 7, so I will be there around 7:30ish. I also did take down your number in case I had trouble finding your place.......hopefully GPS can at least get me close!!! See you tomorrow

    January 15, 2013

  • Mike P

    I'm looking forward to Weds! Please let me know what food or drink is needed to fill in any gap.

    January 13, 2013

    • RobC13

      Mike Could you bring a 6 of beer and a bottle of wine please?

      January 13, 2013

    • Mike P

      sure!

      January 15, 2013

  • Jan D.

    I"m sorry, but I will have to pass on this week's discussion. I've had the flu and it's not anxious to leave me. I hope someone else can join you instead. I'm sorry I will miss all the fun. Hopefully I join you on the next discussion.

    January 13, 2013

    • RobC13

      Jan, I hope you feel better. Could you please change your status to not going?

      January 13, 2013

    • Jan D.

      Status has been changed...thanks for the reminder.

      January 14, 2013

  • Amy E

    You are all too Healthy... What goes best with Red wine??? Dark Chocolate of course! I will bring something sweet!

    2 · January 11, 2013

  • Sheri P.

    Sounds like a lot of seafood is on the menu I'll do chicken something instead!

    January 11, 2013

    • rick M.

      Sounds like there are a lot of things on the menu period!! Lol.......guess I will plan on eating a light lunch that day :)

      January 11, 2013

  • RobC13

    I will have Shrimp cocktail, An artichoke dip, and pastry puffs. I'll have a bottle of white and red wine. some beer,bottled water ,and Arizona ice tea. My number is[masked]-3541. Its a bit of a challange to find my house so don't hesitate to call .

    January 11, 2013

  • Sheri P.

    I'll bring a dinner course. Shrimp and polenta good?

    January 11, 2013

  • Amie M.

    Happy New Year! I'll bring a veggie plate and dip and a bottle of merlot or pinto noir. Can't wait to read this this weekend and discuss on Wed.

    January 11, 2013

    • rick M.

      Pinot Noir.......YUM!! :)

      January 11, 2013

  • Colleen N.

    I finished over the week end, very easy read, it was interesting to learn more about the sacrifices made by these brave men. I interested in seeing the movie, even though I hear it's quite violent & the opening scene very intense.

    January 7, 2013

    • rick M.

      I will be bringing some cheese and crackers and pepperoni. If anyone has preferences on crackers, please let me know. I like triscuits so I will be bring those and whatever other suggestions are made

      January 8, 2013

  • Kathy

    I finished the book yesterday. It was a quick, easy read. I wonder if anyone else has also seen the movie "The Hurt Locker". There are a lot of parallells between the movie and the "No Easy Day" book. It's a good glimpse into what it takes to do this kind of work and the life these guys live.

    January 6, 2013

    • rick M.

      I'm def interested in seeing the movie!

      January 6, 2013

    • Kathy

      Someone want to organize a movie date then? "Zero Dark 30" will be playing at the ONeil cinema (Londonderry) and in Methuen starting Thursday. I'm hoping it'll also come to Nashua or Manchester.

      January 6, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi All, I'm looking forward to hosting our meetup a week from Weds. As stated earlier it is a Potluck so bring whatever but once you decide it would help to post so we don't get duplications. I will have a fire going so you might want to dress in layers.

    January 6, 2013

  • Kathy

    Rob, is your oven available? If so, I'll bring bacon-wrapped scallops. And I'll bring a bottle of wine.

    January 6, 2013

    • RobC13

      Hi Kathy

      January 6, 2013

    • RobC13

      Kathy, Oven is available. Sounds great!

      January 6, 2013

  • Karen H

    I am bringing an appetizer and a bottle of wine.

    January 6, 2013

  • Colleen N.

    I plan on bringing a dessert my Lemon Ricotta cookies

    January 6, 2013

  • Amy E

    do we have a menu yet or should we plan on just bringing appetizers/desserts?

    January 6, 2013

  • rick M.

    Hey laura/rob......anyone who can help!! Is the book actually called the finish???

    December 14, 2012

    • Laura A.

      the book is called No easy Day by Mark Owen. I don't understand your question

      December 14, 2012

    • rick M.

      Sorry about that......I'm fine, I did find it. There were 2 books on that, and actually both authors were Mark's......so I was just making sure I got the right one. Thanks for the help!

      December 14, 2012

  • RobC13

    I look forward to having you all over. I will have beer and wine available.

    1 · December 14, 2012

  • Jan D.

    Sounds like fun! Looking forward to meeting all of you.

    December 13, 2012

  • Laura A.

    This meetup will be held at Rob's home and will be a potluck dinner. More details to come.........

    December 12, 2012

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