Mir Bahmanyar has done it again, but this time with former Navy SEAL, Chris Osman. Cowritten by the author of Shadow Warriors: A History of the US Army Rangers, SEALs provides a comprehensive look into the Navy’s elite special operations force.
Just like most books relating to the subject matter, SEALs begins by explaining the unit itself, the team structure, the training/selection cycle, modern history, and so on. It also provides a number of rare interviews and first-hand accounts from the special operators that have been there and done that.
The book is also filled with numerous color photographs (approximately 200) throughout, basically mirroring the appealing Shadow Warriors format. Approximately half the book is dedicated solely to the SEAL operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We highly recommend SEALs to anyone interested in learning more about the Navy’s elite. The book is endorsed by a number of well known special operators, including Marcus Luttrell, the author of Lone Survivor:
“For those readers looking to become SEALs I suggest you read this book cover to cover and then read it again… For those readers just wanting to gain knowledge and an understanding about the SEALs and the SEAL community there is no other book you need read…”
SEALs, The US Navy’s Elite Fighting Force. By Mir Bahmanyar and Chris Osman, Osprey Publications, New York, 2008, 256 pgs.