In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure stories from 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.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Navy SEAL, American hero, planner of the raid that captured Osama bin Laden. Admiral William H. McRaven is many things, but he’s also a heck of a storyteller. His charming, no-nonsense narration of Sea Stories—his gripping memoir of a life well-lived serving his country, pursuing impossible missions, and cheating death—made us wish we had a longer commute. McRaven’s military tales are told in his trademark firm-and-direct style, but they also reveal the meticulous eye for detail you’d expect from a covert-ops specialist. We bet he could write a spectacular spy thriller.
Best of America
Admiral McRaven is an example of true leadership. I was not a SEAL, but if I would have read this as a 16 year old kid, I would have run through a wall, to get a chance, to run through a wall for him. This book gives a unique insight into what, and who, was behind the operation in the war against terror. I love that the Admiral was the narrator as well. Most of us first saw the Admiral at the UT commencement speech he gave. I’ve played that speech for my kids, my crew of 40+ guys I lead at work, and at a company safety meeting of over 200 people. Every time you can see it the eyes…paradigm shift. Anyway, this is a must listen.
Great book by Adm McRaven. I enjoyed his insight on each mission and his compassion for the men that served our country.
An absolute must read
Incredible book by an even more incredible man