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A book trailer for SEAL TARGET GERONIMO: The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer.
"A marvelously engrossing account of the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden...Richly told in broad, cinematic strokes, this is catnip for readers who enjoy special-ops tales."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"The book is more than just a high-adventure black ops thriller. It is a work of historical importance that sets the record straight about our struggle against forces dedicated to rebuilding an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East... It is a book you will read as you walk on the sidewalk because you do not want the action to stop."--Neil W. McCabe, Human Events"Pfarrer certainly had access. A SEAL Team Six assault-element commander in the 1980s, he is known inside the intelligence community for his well-regarded first book, Warrior Soul...He clearly had detailed conversations with senior officers in the SEALs’ chain of command (especially Adm. William McRaven and then–SEAL Team Six commander Scott Kerr) and understands the vocabulary and the culture very well...SEAL Target Geronimo explodes a number of media myths about the raid to kill bin Laden...There was no “45-minute” running gun battle. The SEAL team fired only 12 bullets, and the whole operation lasted only 38 minutes...The most provocative part of the book is pure speculation: by killing bin Laden, did the SEALs accidentally do Zawahiri’s dirty work?... As the British Foreign Office used to famously say: 'Interesting, if true.'"--Richard Miniter, The Daily Beast“Chuck Pfarrer writes with the brilliant eye of a novelist and the real-world authority of a soldier who has fought in the world’s most mysterious corners. He’s not only a poet and soldier, but also a deeply read historian. Pfarrer has written a true page-turner about the inside story of Operation Neptune’s Spear. There is enough action here, enough human drama, enough fascinating history, to keep you reading until dawn—you simply have to know what happens next. SEAL Target Geronimo is first-rate storytelling. It’s an amazing story, written about a world no one knows better than Chuck Pfarrer himself.”--Doug Stanton, author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers
SEAL TARGET GERONIMO by Chuck PfarrerKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of SEAL TARGET GERONIMO The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden. A marvelously engrossing account of the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, from associate editor of <em>The Counter Terrorist<em> Pfarrer (<em>Warrior Soul<em>, 2004, etc.).- Kirkus Reviews
Audio Review: Seal Target Geronimo:
The Inside Story of the Mission
to Kill Bin Laden by Chuck Pfarrer, read by Erik Bergmann. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 10 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-1759-2Drawing upon personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with military personnel, former Navy SEAL Pfarrer charts the events that led SEAL Team Six to assassinate Osama Bin Laden in 2011, - Publishers Weekly
Chuck Pfarrer is a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six. He has written op-eds for The New York Times and the Knight Ridder syndicate, and appeared as an author and counterterrorism expert on C-SPAN2, NPR, Alhurra, IPR, Voice of America, Fox News, and America Tonight. Pfarrer serves presently as an associate editor of The Counter Terrorist, the American Journal of Counterterrorism. Pfarrer is the author of the bestseller Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL. His Hollywood credits include writing and producing work for Navy Seals, Darkman, Hard Target, The Jackal, Virus, and Red Planet. He lives in Michigan.
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