The unholy bond between these men is beyond a normal mans comprehension, but did learn that Dick Marcinko left a mindset, that the SEAL of today has taken to another plane.
I served in the US Navy, and for the first time cried while reading a book. It taught me that the Afghan people are not all terrorists, and that was a huge lesson learned.
When the Afghan village took on the Taliban devils really moved me, but the downing of the Chinook made me ill, and the movie did this book justice, for the first time, that I know of.
The Spartons could not approach a USN SEAL, making them the greatest combat soldiers in the history of man kind. Loved the book, even though it was very emotional for me at times, as all us sailors are very proud of these special men.
On a footnote though, their was a huge mistake in deciding to go ahead with the mission, but this showed the humanity coming to the surface with a US soldier, and that is the difference that make the SEALs, that more special, as they knew this mission was doomed when they let the Taliban goat herders go on their way.
True crime readers are a special breed.
This just was a book the Library of Congress really did not need.
I would recommend to a friend, and also a Congressional Committee.
The most touching moment was Pattons last leave in the United States, where he said his last goodbyes, as he knew he was going to be assassinated by his own government. I guess you could say Russia was after him to, but there were no Russians involved in his murder.
I believe Lynn believed what she was reading.
No, that's plain silly for anyone to do that with any book.
When Germany surrendered, Patton wanted to push the Russians back to their border, with the Third Army, as they were there for the taking. They had no supplies, plus they are the worst soldiers in the world, and remain so. He told a Russian General just that, and he complained to the US, and they thought Patton was out of order . Churchill agreed with Pat tons mindset, but Eisenhower, the most overated soldier of WW11, knew Patton was resigning, and might have run for President, making Patton a target, and the rest is history. While in the military in 1969, there was still talking about Patton being taken down, and now these books are written about it, and that had everything to do with the Freedom of Information Act, but Eisenhower even ignored that Russia still held 15,000 of our POWs, when he agreed to Stalins demands in carving up Europe. Some of these POWs never were released.The Iron Wall was built by Eisenhower, and he was no soldier, along with Marshall who took great pleasure in humiliating Patton, for speaking the truth. Patton wanted 3 weeks to push the Mongoloids, as he called the Russians to push them back to their border, but they thought Patton was insane, thus we lived with the Iron Wall for 50 years, but make no mistake about it, General George S. Patton was most certainly assassinated. He knew to much, as he told many of his friends on his last stateside leave.What a travesty this was, but there will be no hearings on this. Powerful folks still run this country, and Obama is trying to get around them, but he will fail.
I have heard the rumors about Patton for years, and laughed it away. Bill has put the jigsaw together, and you cannot ignore this evidence.
It is such an unique book, that I cannot think of a book that I can compare it to, other than the assassination of MLK.
Bill makes it crystal clear that Eisenhower could have prevented the Berlin Wall, if he had been more audacious, as he accused Patton of being. We should have prevented the USSR from taking over Eastern Europe, and history would have been very different. Patton had foresight, that only Churchill agreed with, and it would have been a breeze pushing the Russians back to their border. Bill puts it in a form of a military commentator might narrate, with exact times, making it a one sitting book, and Bill has hit a nerve of a nation, or I hope so, as Patton could have shortened WW11 by two years. War is not for second guessers, and have lost respect foe Eisenhower.
When Patton told the Russian General that if any of his tanks fired before 700 yards, he would try the commander of the tank with cowardice, after the General told Patton that there new tanks could lob shells miles..
Bill is the best narrator on earth when it comes to nonfiction books concerning subject matter , such as this. Historically, he has put all the evidence together, and I think enough, to start a probe of this possible assassination. Bill has shown on how not being firm with the USSR, or a nod of the head, can alter history in a very negative way. Patton was not popular in the White House, but a majority of Americans believed in his reasoning and logic.
An Active Participant.
As good as you would expect, for such a hellish book, but a lack of empathy.
Yes, but not because it was good.
Have you ever robbed a grave? This is a book that might be a best seller in the "Skinhead World", but if you have never experienced the underbelly of the Devil himself, stay away from this book, as it will make you ill, and if it does not, then you might need help.
It should bevrequired reading to obtain your drivers license, as its that important to every American, as I am convinced after listening to it twice, these scientists and military officers, are beyond incompetent, and may be responsible for over half of the cancer deaths world wide. Hey Folks, We have lost nuclear weapons out there!!!!!!!!!
The USAF men that gave up their lives in a silo, out in the Plains.
I believe Scott understands the extreme danger we are in right now, and his material was read and researched to convey the seriousness of the material in this book.
I have never read a book in which I said to myself, "What!" So many times, as it was mind jarring material.
Why does an American have to read a book to find this out? The Press are not doing their jobs.
I am actually blown away by the average rating on this book, but different strokes for different strokes, surely applies on this rating, versus my own. The description of the book implies that the listener would learn much more about 9/11, and you did. It was air traftic controllers doing a good job, and thats the whole book. Repetitive verbiage drives you a bit off kilter, but I know books, and this was no book. Do not get the idea that you will enjoy this book, and the commenter was the absolute worst on this entire site, using probabilities.
You got to be kidding, other than a woman on testosterone treatments.
It did inspire me to write a review.
I am not fond of someone taking advantage of 9/11, to line their pockets, and part of the profit should be donated to NYC Firefighters Union. You can obtain the exact same material for free from the 9/11 Commision Report.
I am the fool in this tale, as I have bought all of Bill's books, but have finally figured this out. I believe Bill gos on Wikipedia and looks up subject matter for his books, and merely copies and pastes the information, and calls it a book.
The New Testament gives you all the facts, and I ask myself once again, " Why did I purchase this book"
Bill has a pleasing voice, so he gets five stars for that alone.
Bills books come out now, as soon as he thinks about an interesting subject matter, but you will NOT learn anything new in any of his books. Do not fall for this folks.
I want to thanks the authors for serving this country, first and foremost, but the book itself tells you a whole lot about Jason. I do want to correct him and several other SEAL members that do Dick Marcinko an injustice.
Dick served while I was serving, and these stories about him have taken on a life of their own. This author was not even born when Dick was serving, and these were the days when if you called in air support, more often than not, if they hit within 1000K, that would be called successful.
Yes, Dick played hard, but he served hard under circumstances that no combat soldier today could ever imagine.
This author is an outstanding man and a true patriot, but all through out the book he fluffs himself up at every opportunity, but then again, what sane soldier would walk up to a General and ask him why he is not in the action?
I never knew one until this book, and that alone should tell you volumes on the man and what makes him tick.
It reinforced my feelings over political appointees being dangerous to the men and women that are professionals of the highest order giving up their life's, all because "Gates" knew better than the officers of our Armed Forces.
He has served tis country honorable, so I will not question that fact, but he continually fluffed himself up. He handed out tax dollars to thugs posing as they were part of the collateral crowd. Dick Marcenko, the man that basically formed Seal Team Six spent money to get needed equipment for his men in the 70s, did jail time for that, and who go's to jail for walking around with millions of dollars passivizing the civilians.
It moved me, but the move was that Gates was disingenuous when it came to his take on the grunt on the ground. When he repeatedly reinforced his feelings that Generals needed fired, I wondered out loud, what gave him the impression he knew more than those Generals?
One day, we will enter a war in which the actual professionals (Military) will run the war and set the rules of engagement. This book over and over, shows the cost of politicians interfering with the art of war. Gates surely is smart, but he always has been someone that needed stroked
He was over concerned over collateral damage, thus making our pilots and the grunts to take unneeded risks to hold collateral to the minimum. The piece in the book where we made payments to so called civilians, for collateral damage made me ill, and especially so, wit no investigations involved.
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