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 adventure 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 1960 at the American 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, inspiring, and full of thrilling stories from life in the special operations world, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538715536
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 115,176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Make Your Bed. 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 xiii

Chapter 1 The Greatest Generation 1

Chapter 2 Operation Volcano 13

Chapter 3 It's a Wonderful Life 37

Chapter 4 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday 46

Chapter 5 The Hand of God? 87

Chapter 6 A Gorilla Walks into a Bar 101

Chapter 7 The Ghosts of Tofino 122

Chapter 8 American Pirates 151

Chapter 9 Second Chances 179

Chapter 10 Airborne Froggy 201

Chapter 11 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 227

Chapter 12 The Ace of Spades 253

Chapter 13 Wanted Dead or Alive 282

Chapter 14 High Seas Hostage 302

Chapter 15 Manhunting 341

Chapter 16 The Next Greatest Generation 366

Chapter 17 Neptune's Spear 381

Chapter 18 The Final Salute 465

Acknowledgments 475

About the Author 477

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