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Navy SEALs: The Combat History of the Deadliest Warriors on the Planet
     

Navy SEALs: The Combat History of the Deadliest Warriors on the Planet

by Don Mann, Lance Burton
 

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In a world where acts of terror have become all too commonplace, America has turned to the elite warriors of special operations to lead the fight and hunt down those whose very ideology is one of hate for everything our nation stands for. Among those units one stands apart from the rest, carrying out the most dangerous missions with precision and now legendary

Overview

In a world where acts of terror have become all too commonplace, America has turned to the elite warriors of special operations to lead the fight and hunt down those whose very ideology is one of hate for everything our nation stands for. Among those units one stands apart from the rest, carrying out the most dangerous missions with precision and now legendary lethality: the US Navy SEALs. What led these warriors to become one of the most feared and respected units in history?

From their birth in World War II as combat swimmers clearing the beaches of Normandy to their evolution into fighting men who could operate anywhere in the world by sea, air, or land, the intrepid story of the US Navy SEALs is one of courage, sacrifice, and world-renowned toughness that echoes of other great military units of history—the Spartans, the Roman legions, or the samurai. Take a look inside to find out what makes the SEALs America’s deadliest warriors.

Mann and Burton take the reader through the inception of the Naval Combat Demolition Teams (NCDU) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) during World War II, their testing and development in Korea and into the Vietnam War, where the SEALs truly laid the groundwork for their legendary status, and on into the present day. The authors highlight the major steps and operations along the way, discuss the training and what it takes, and explore some of the most important moments in SEAL history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781510716568
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/04/2017
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
159,680

Meet the Author

Don Mann, a bestselling author and accomplished endurance athlete and mountaineer, played a crucial role in some of America’s most daring military missions for more than two decades. A former member of Navy SEAL Team Six who was twice captured by enemy forces, he now focuses his attention on inspiring others to achieve goals they never thought they could. As a sought-after motivational speaker and trainer, Mann addresses a wide range of audiences around the country—from major corporations to universities to professional sports teams—with a message that is equal parts inspiration and strategy. Mann’s other books include Inside Seal Team Six, The Modern Day Gunslinger, The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook, and the Thomas Crocker thrillers. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Lance Burton is a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, former surface warfare officer, class leader of BUD/S Class 239, former Blackwater security specialist, and former FBI counter-terrorism agent with over twenty years of combined service including multiple Middle East deployments in support of anti-terrorism Operations abroad. He is also a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, a professional level athlete, and author of the popular military sci-fi novel The Blood of a God. His wife, Dr. Stephanie Burton, is a former NFL cheerleader and currently serves as a medical examiner for Dallas County. They have one daughter, Jade, and a huge White Shepherd named Ghost who provides constant entertainment and takes his security job very seriously. Burton lives in Denver, Colorado.