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but I really enjoyed it. It wasn't like most of these new ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2017
I know the author got in quite a bit of trouble for writing this book, but I really enjoyed it. It wasn't like most of these new military books which read more like a profession of self love than anything - like a certain other SEAL book about a certain sniper. This book read very fluidly, no doubt due to a great co-author and editor, felt very genuine and easy going while not failing to entice strong visuals and powerful emotional responses. You could really visualize where he was and while most of us with never have any idea of what it's like to be there, this felt closer than any movie has depicted. The author was down to earth, proud yet humble, giving credit to not only to his brothers in arms but to the wider defense community. From the large struggles of bureaucracy, morals, politics to the small struggles of where to sleep on a plane full of cargo, the detail and storytelling was top notch. I hope this guy finds the forgiveness of his fellow SEALS and his country because he did a great service and shared a powerful story that humanized these elite fighters who were asked to do far too much in these last two decades,