By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
The second one booklet by way of former army SEAL Mark Owen, following his multimillion-copy vintage in regards to the bin weighted down undertaking No effortless Day, within which he tells the tales from his profession that have been such a lot own to him and that made him the operator and the individual he's today.
While Mark Owen’s speedy ny occasions bestseller No effortless Day all in favour of the high-profile ambitions and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s occupation, No Hero can be an account of the main in my opinion significant missions from Owen’s 13 years as a SEAL, together with the moments within which he discovered the main approximately himself and his teammates, in either luck and failure.
Mark Owen describes his intentions for his moment e-book most sensible: i need No Hero to provide anything such a lot books on struggle don’t: the intimate facet of it, the private struggles and hardships and what I discovered from them. The tales in No Hero might be a testomony to my teammates and to the entire different lively and previous SEALs who've devoted their lives to freedom. In our neighborhood, we're continually taught to mentor the more youthful iteration and to move the teachings and values we’ve realized directly to others so that it will do an analogous to the fellows arising after them. this is often what I plan to do for the reader of No Hero.”
Every bit as action-packed as No effortless Day, and that includes tales from the learning flooring to the battlefield, No Hero bargains readers an remarkable close-up view of the reviews and values that make Mark Owen and the boys he served with able to executing the missions we examine within the headlines.
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"Chris Kyle hat Dinge gesehen und getan, über die nicht nur künftige Generationen amerikanischer Militärangehöriger sprechen werden, sondern auch jene, die uns in der Schlacht gegenüberstanden und die außergewöhnliche Treffsicherheit des besten Scharfschützen der Welt miterlebten. " (Marcus Luttrell, ehemaliger military SEAL )
"Sniper gibt Aufschluss darüber, wie es ist, den Krieg hautnah mitzuerleben. Chris Kyle schreibt offen über die Missionen, persönlichen Hindernisse und schweren Entscheidungen, die zum Alltag eines jedes SEAL-Scharfschützen gehören. " (Richard Marcinko, erster kommandierender Offizier des SEAL crew 6 )
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Chris Kyle leitete das SEAL group three der US army und leistete vier Langzeiteinsätze im Irakkrieg. Für seinen Heldenmut wurde er mit verschiedenen Verdienstmedaillen der US army und des US Marine Corps ausgezeichnet. Nach dem Ende seiner aktiven Zeit wurde er Chefausbilder für Scharfschützen bei der US army. Heute betreibt er ein privates Sicherheitsunternehmen und lebt mit seiner Familie in Texas.
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This is my country, not his. I teach this to my three-year-old son. We Palestinians who live here know that the presence of Israel is not going to be for long. They will end up leaving, just like the Crusaders. ’ Not too far away an Israeli teacher in Orthodox clothing was instructing a group of young schoolchildren in a booming voice about the religious significance of this place: the partisans of the Maccabees had hidden in caves just below where we stood. They had sought refuge here and were slaughtered in 161 BCE by the Syrian general Baccides.
It distressed me to hear this young man distorting history. The more we spoke the more I realised how deeply antagonistic he was to the Christian Palestinians. ’ I asked him. ‘No. ’ ‘The editor of Al Karmil and one of the first to write about Zionism. He was a Christian. ’ I felt their discomfort when I confirmed that I was Christian and I found myself feeling annoyed at having to be defensive about the religion into which I was born. I was thinking in particular of Najib. Not that the Israeli leadership did not try to win the Christians to their side, as they had succeeded in doing with the Druze, who practise a religion that is an offshoot of Islam with its own unique features.