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This week’s Free Book Friday Prize is:



SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin

When the navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six — a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. — In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL — the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First, there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then, the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six (ST6), with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally, as member of ST6, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the eighteen snipers in ST6, Wasdin became the best — which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left eighteen American soldiers dead and seventy-three wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His explosive combat tales and inside details of becoming one of the world’s deadliest snipers combine to make this the most thrilling and important memoir by a navy SEAL since Lone Survivor.

ISBN 9780312699451, Autographed Hardcover

1 Lucky member will win a brand-new autographed Hardcover copy!

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You have until Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


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73 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Jennifer W. (jenniferrose5682) says:

    Would love to read and share!

  2. Danny N. (Alameda) Havelock, NC says:

    Sounds like a very powerful read – would love the chance to do so…

  3. Megan P. says:

    All honor to member of our armed forces, former and current, this weekend.

  4. Tina B. (bookshelftreasures) says:

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. J. C. says:

    I’d love to win! 🙂

  6. Gerald G. (PhotoJer) says:

    Having spent 3 years in the Navy and seeing action off Viet Nam, my deepest respect and admiration go out to the Navy Seals. In this age where the mainstream press makes “heroes” out of almost anyone, it is important to remember that there are real heroes out there serving in uniform. This book is important for that reason alone.

  7. This is right in my wheelhouse, would love to win and give this a read. Long live paperback swap!!!!!

  8. Angie J. says:

    I would love to win this book for my nephew so he could sit down with his dad and have some father-son bonding time when he goes to visit him for 3 weeks on the 10th of this month in Lexington, KY talking about how national guard works and how sometimes war is good and sometimes its not good 🙂 His dad is in Virginia National Guard and has been to Iraq twice 🙂 My nephew is 13 and his parents divorced 4 years ago 🙁

  9. Linda M. (dryheat) says:

    I have wanted to read this book since I first learned of it.

  10. Bonny G. says:

    Would love to add this book to my collection.

  11. Dani T. (mrsdani) says:

    This is a book I would love to add to my library

  12. Leesa T. (leelee25) says:

    As a member of the Navy, I have always loved reading about the best of the best, the SEALs. I would love to add this book to my library.

  13. Tracy D. (picklesneezy) , says:

    <3 Perfect choice for the upcoming holiday.
    Happy Fourth Of July weekend!

  14. Sage V. (sageisnotaplant) says:

    This looks like a great book!

  15. Christine Z. (AnythngArt) says:

    What a great choice for this 4th of July weekend. Would love to read this.

  16. Karina A. says:

    Would love to read this book!

  17. Stacey A. (knightlight) says:

    Wooo would love to read this!

  18. Jeannetta M. (gerardina) says:

    I can’t imagine, the courage needed to face the danger of being a Navy Seal sniper. It takes a certain kind of guy to be one.

  19. Nikki K. (nikkimomof3) says:

    I bet that is a great book! Thanks for the chance!

  20. Denise S. (jupiterdenise) says:

    Would love to share with dear Dad, age 89!

  21. Chris L. says:

    Count me in

  22. Maria E. says:

    Awesome, thank you

  23. WoW! This would make an awsome gift to hubby! ( :

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