What are the best books about Special Forces operations?

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    #1Lone Survivor (Book)

    Lone Survivor (Book)

    Lone Survivor is the true story of four U.S. Navy SEALs that went on a dangerous mission to infiltrate a fortified base to kill an al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan. Because of the great odds they faced, only Marcus Luttrell survived.


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    Eric Gonzales
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "very good"
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    #213 Hours

    13 Hours
    13 Hours is Mitchell Zuckoff's compilation of the real stories from the six American security operators who went beyond the line of duty to protect Americans in a government facility in Benghazi, Libya.

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    Rachel Alexander
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "(The book description given under this book is an ad for a different book. No synopsis of this book was listed.) At last, the true stories of what really happened in Benghazi. Plod through the misinformation and hysteria of the media in America, with all its political intrigue, and hear from those who were there."
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    #3Kill Bin Laden

    Kill Bin Laden

    Kill Bin Laden is Dalton Fury's firsthand account of how Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, escaped the Delta Force in the Battle of Tora Bora in the Spin Ghar Mountains of Afghanistan.


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    Jerry Gibson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Kill Bin Laden makes for a good read for most of the book. The special forces go to extreme lengths to eliminating him and it made for a interesting tale to say the least. Worth picking up."
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    #4Roughneck Nine-One

    Roughneck Nine-One
    Roughneck Nine-One is the collaborative work between Frank Antenori and Hans Halberstadt about the 26 Green Berets of team Roughneck Nine-One and their against-all-odds mission in Debecka, Iraq.

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    Frank Bishop
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I found myself losing track of time while reading this story, and becoming immersed into the stories world, and characters. I would recommend this to anyone looking to learn about Special Forces."
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    #5Masters of Chaos

    Masters of Chaos
    Masters of Chaos is the work of veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson about the hardships, successes, and everyday lives of special forces soldiers, from their hazardous training to their remarkable missions.

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    Justin Woods
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you are a fan of military stories then you owe it to yourself to pick up Masters of Chaos. The stories kept me glues to the book."
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    #6Desperate Lands

    Desperate Lands

    Desperate Lands: The War on Terror Through the Eyes of a Special Forces Soldier is Regulo Zapata's firsthand account of the experience of a lower-ranked soldier fighting in the war against terrorism in both Africa and Afghanistan.


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    Kathy Riley
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Desperate Lands is a first person account of what it's like to be a soldier fighting in Afghanistan. Its an exciting read and a new perspective of what's the experience is like for the front line soldiers."
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    #7Inside Delta Force

    Inside Delta Force

    Inside Delta Force is a book written by Delta Force founding member Eric Haney that gives a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Army's most elite strike force, from the selection process to their deadly covert missions.


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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I believed this book showed the fact that it is written by Delta Force founding member. It has some awesome moves that is typical of a very good books about Special Forces operations from the selection process to their deadly covert missions. "
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    #8Not a Good Day to Die

    Not a Good Day to Die
    Not a Good Day to Die is Sean Naylor's firsthand account of Operation Anaconda, the hazardous mission that saw the young soldiers survive a potentially disastrous foray into enemy lines in the valleys of Afghanistan.

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    Aaron Alexander
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "If you want a book about Special Forces operations, i suggest Not a Good Day to Die. It really puts you in the perspective of what it's like being a soldier."
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    #9Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down

    In 1993 a firefight in Mogadishu (Somalia) resulted in deaths of 18 American soldiers and more than 500 Somali civils and militaries. This book is a searing portrait of the warfare of Somalia that examines this disastrous raid. 


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    Danielle George
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Arguably one of the best and most well-known books about special forces operations, this book has held the interest of countless individuals for years. It's impossible to put down and is riveting to read. It's no surprise that it is a very well-reviewed book that was turned into a blockbuster film."
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    #10Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

    Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
    Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman is written by Jon Krakauer as a biography on the life of Pat Tillman. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Doubleday Books.


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    Gilberto Domínguez
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "You could make a story like this non-fiction one, seem boring. But the story is brought to life in a way that in engaging and thoughtful."
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    #11Horse Soldiers

    Horse Soldiers

    Horse Soldiers is Doug Stanton's dramatization of the story of 12 U.S. soldiers who rode on horses and faced unbeatable odds in the mountains of Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. The story has been reissued with the title: 12 Strong.


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    Christine Oliver
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I'm normally one for military history. I enjoy reading about the far past and the not-so-far. I feel like this is a fantastic story with just a mediocre telling. I had trouble sticking to this book, the author's telling was very staid and bland. I think if he had more of a storyteller's mindset it would've been a far better read."
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    #12SEAL Team Six

    SEAL Team Six

    SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper is a non-fiction biography book written by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin. This memoir was first published in 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 


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    Philip Hicks
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "I thought this was a decent book. Nothing about it was noteworthy, but it was a decent read and I thought the character development was fine. "
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    #13American Sniper

    American Sniper

    American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History is a non-fiction book written by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice, and Scott McEwen. It was published by Harper Collins in 2012. 


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    Larry Lucas
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "American Sniper tells the autobiographical story of the most lethal snipe in American military history. I found the book to be completely engrossing and I couldn't put it down once I started. The situations and settings are well described which helped me to picture everything in my head as I followed along with his story."


Best What are the best books about Special Forces operations
1Lone Survivor (Book)Books 21 Paid
213 HoursBooks 21 Paid
3Kill Bin LadenBooks 21 Paid
4Roughneck Nine-OneBooks 20 Paid
5Masters of ChaosBooks 18 Paid
6Desperate LandsBooks 17 Paid
7Inside Delta ForceBooks 17 Paid
8Not a Good Day to DieBooks 16 Paid
9Black Hawk DownBooks 16 Paid
10Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat TillmanBooks 11 Paid

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