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Maurer, Kevin

Overview
Works: 36 works in 135 publications in 9 languages and 9,407 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Military history  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: VG87, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kevin Maurer
No easy day : the autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen( Book )
39 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments
No easy day the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen( Recording )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments
No hero : the evolution of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts definitive moments from the author's career as a Navy SEAL, discussing the missions that had the greatest personal meaning for him and explaining the lessons and values he hopes to pass on to the next generation
Lions of Kandahar : the story of a fight against all odds by Rusty Bradley( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most critical battles of the Afghan War is now revealed as never before. Lions of Kandahar is an inside account from the unique perspective of an active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces commander, an unparalled warrior with multiple deployments to the theater who has only recently returned from combat there. Southern Afghanistan was slipping away. That was clear to then-Captain Rusty Bradley as he began his third tour of duty there in 2006. The Taliban and their allies were infiltrating everywhere, poised to reclaim Kandahar Province, their strategically vital onetime capital. To stop them, the NATO coalition launched Operation Medusa, the largest offensive in its history. The battlefield was the Panjwayi Valley, a densely packed warren of walled compounds that doubled neatly as enemy bunkers, lush orchards, and towering marijuana stands, all laced with treacherous irrigation ditches. A mass exodus of civilians heralded the carnage to come. Dispatched as a diversionary force in support of the main coalition attack, Bradley's Special Forces A-team and two others, along with their longtime Afghan Army allies, watched from across the valley as the NATO force was quickly engulfed in a vicious counterattack. Key to relieving it and calling in effective air strikes was possession of a modest patch of high ground called Sperwan Ghar. Bradley's small detachment assaulted the hill and, in the midst of a savage and unforgettable firefight, soon learned they were facing nearly a thousand seasoned fighters'from whom they seized an impossible victory. Now Bradley recounts the whole remarkable story as it actually happened. The blistering trek across Afghanistan's infamous Red Desert. The eerie traces of the elusive Taliban. The close relations with the Afghan people and army, a primary mission focus. Sperwan Ghar itself: unremitting waves of fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades; a targeted truck turned into an inferno; the death trap of a cut-off compound. Most important: the men, Americans and Afghans alike'the "shaky" medic with nerves of steel and a surgeon's hands in battle; the tireless sergeant who seems to be everywhere at once; the soft-spoken intelligence officer with laser-sharp insight; the diminutive Afghan commander with a Goliath-sized heart; the cool maverick who risks all to rescue a grievously wounded comrade'each unique, all indelible in their everyday exercise of extraordinary heroism. From the Hardcover edition
Hunting Che : how a U.S. special forces team helped capture the world's most famous revolutionary by Kevin Maurer( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on government documents and eyewitness testimony, describes the U.S. Special Forces mission that led to the capture and execution of violent revolutionary leader Che Guevera
Valleys of death : a memoir of the Korean War by Bill Richardson( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the devastating counterattack at Unsan to the thirty-four months he spent in captivity-a period of years in which giving up surely meant dying-Col. Bill Richardson's instinct for leadership and stubborn will to survive saw him through one valley of death after the next. Valleys of Death is a stirring story of survival and determination that offers a fascinating, intimate look at the soldiers who fought America's first battle of the Cold War in the unvarnished words of one of their own
No way out : a story of valor in the mountains of Afghanistan by Mitch Weiss( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It seemed like an impossible mission right from the start. A Special Forces team in Afghanistan planned to land in an enemy-held valley and scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found them. The elite soldiers fought for hours, huddled on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine gun fire rained down on them. They tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Stars--the most awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam. Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, this is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that also serves as a cautionary tale: Be careful what you ask a soldier to do, because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.--From publisher description
Gentlemen bastards : on the ground in Afghanistan with America's elite special forces by Kevin Maurer( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Award-winning journalist Kevin Maurer traveled with a Special Forces team in Afghanistan, finding out firsthand the inside story of the lives of this elite group of highly trained soldiers. He witnessed the intense brotherhood, the rigorous selection process, and the arduous training that makes them the best on the battlefield. Here, Maurer delivers a compelling account of modern warfare and of a fighting force that is doing everything in its power to achieve victory. The Special Forces he is embedded with have finished focusing on offensive raids and are returning to their roots by training Afghan security forces and building an Afghan government one village at a time
No hero : the evolution on a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen( Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the most personally meaningful missions from Owen's thirteen years as a SEAL, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates, in both success and failure
Geen makkelijke dag by Mark Owen( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk verslag van een lid van de Amerikaanse elite-eenheid die Osama bin Laden uitschakelde
Un día difícil : el relato de un miembro de las fuerzas especiales que mataron a Bin Laden by Mark Owen( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments
No easy day : the only first-hand account of the Navy SEAL mission that killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No easy day the autobiography of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments
Lions of Kandahar the story of a fight against all odds by Rusty Bradley( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provided is an inside account from the unique perspective of an active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces commander, an unparalled warrior with multiple deployments to the theater who has only recently returned from combat in Kandahar
Hunting Che how a U.S. special forces team helped capture the world's most famous revolutionary by Mitch Weiss( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The untold story of the capture of Che Guevara, one of the most feared revolutionaries of the late twentieth century
Jian nan yi ri : Hai bao liu dui ji bi Ben Ladeng xing dong qin li by Mark Owen( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geen held by Mark Owen( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No easy day : il racconto in prima persona dell'uccisione di Bin Laden by Mark Owen( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kein Held für einen Tag : geheime Missionen, tödliche Einsätze, harte Niederlagen ; mein Leben als Navy Seal by Mark Owen( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunter killer inside America's unmanned air war by T. Mark McCurley( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (89)
German (7)
French (4)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (4)
Danish (3)
Italian (3)
Chinese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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