Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

by William H. McRaven
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

by William H. McRaven


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Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

Sea Stories begins in 1963 at a French Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II-the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Action-packed, humorous, and full of valuable life lessons like those exemplified in McRaven's bestselling Make Your Bed, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538729755
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 64,067
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed and the New York Times bestseller Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations. In his thirty-seven years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level. As a Four-Star Admiral, his final assignment was as Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces. After retiring from the Navy, he served as the Chancellor of the University of Texas System from 2015 to 2018. He now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Georgeann.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Chapter 1 The Greatest Generation 1

Chapter 2 Operation Volcano 9

Chapter 3 It's a Wonderful Life 26

Chapter 4 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday 33

Chapter 5 The Hand of God? 62

Chapter 6 A Gorilla Walks into a Bar 72

Chapter 7 The Ghosts of Tofino 87

Chapter 8 American Pirates 107

Chapter 9 Second Chances 126

Chapter 10 Airborne Froggy 142

Chapter 11 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 161

Chapter 12 The Ace of Spades 180

Chapter 13 Wanted Dead or Alive 200

Chapter 14 High Seas Hostage 214

Chapter 15 Manhunting 241

Chapter 16 The Next Greatest Generation 259

Chapter 17 Neptune's Spear 270

Chapter 18 The Final Salute 329

Acknowledgments 335

About the Author 337

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