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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!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

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. Nancy C. says:

    I love books like this (& then share them with my Dad & brothers). This would be an awesome book to win!

  2. Jessy M. (jessyreads) says:

    This should be quite an interesting read.

  3. Jean L. (MeanJean) says:

    I love to read all books but especially I enjoy thrillers!

  4. Dottie S. (Zadiemae) says:

    Have wanted to read this book for a while. My family is very military oriented, having members of the
    Nay, Marine Corps, Army and Army Rangers.

  5. Cynthia P. (tempest11) says:

    My whole family would love this book!

  6. Lorraine S. (Rainydayz) says:

    Looks like an interesting read, thanks for offering it.

  7. Gordon B. says:

    My wife and I would both enjoy this book.

  8. Teresa M. (MrsMotherT) says:

    Sounds good, I’d love to read this. Our whole family enjoys reading!

  9. Stephanie S. (punkinema) says:

    I would love to read their accounts. I like stuff like this – am a huge Tom Clancy fan because of the military info.

  10. William L. (williaml) says:

    Cool book

  11. Marjorie K. says:

    I would love to win this book.

  12. R. M. K. says:

    Looks cool.

  13. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    Thanks again for yet another great giveaway opportunity. I hope everyone enjoys a nice weekend full of great books!

  14. Leslie says:

    Would love to win!

  15. Linda K. says:

    Ooh, this sounds like a fascinating read!

  16. Andrew V. says:

    I know some friends and family that would be very interested in this book.

  17. Martha R. (mmrichey) says:

    Sounds fantastic!! hope I win!

  18. princessleia says:

    It look interesting and I always like a new read.

  19. Charles P. (phillips-charles) says:

    Another amazing story of what incredible things we ask of our young military. It will compliment Bowden’s Black Hawk Down and Mike Durant’s books.

  20. Betsy W. (BJ) says:

    What a fascinating story to read!

  21. Nicole G. (nyteacher) says:

    looks like an intense story.

  22. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  23. Rosemary F. (canadianeh) says:

    It’s my husband’s 80th birthday on the 3rd. He would love to receive this book, as would I (after he gets it first…).

  24. Riannon M. (mamazeta) says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Jody M. (jodymcgrath) says:

    It sounds good. My father would love it!

  26. Toni D. (pittiemom) says:

    Would love to win this book!

  27. Susan W. (xflamekat) says:

    love the military. would love this book!

  28. Jonathan B. says:

    I have been reading Military Fact/Fiction for years hook me up.????

  29. Cheryl C. says:

    A book about navy seals would be a great read!

  30. Malinda C. (Malindak2) says:

    Sounds like a great book to win!

  31. Laura W. says:

    Sounds intriguing and like a great summer read! Definitely something different than I normally get, but I like that it is a memoir.

  32. Teri K. (tt-treasures) says:

    This books sounds like a great read! My friend would really enjoy this book!

    Good luck to all!

  33. Dawn W. (dawn11) says:

    This would be a great book to pass around our military family!

  34. Richard G. (tpez) says:

    Please pick me, I would love to read this

  35. Nina P. (lmntree) says:

    Sounds interesting!

  36. Josephine H. (josiecat) says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  37. Lou J. (LouJones) says:

    I would really enjoy this book. I have been very enterested in this book since it first came out.

  38. Susan D. (mom2nine) says:

    Should be an interesting read

  39. David and Carole M. (davidmartin52) says:

    Are you sure Obama will allow this? After all, it glorifies ACTUAL heroes – and military ones at that!

  40. Sandy P. (sandypants) says:

    My second cousin is in the U.S. Navy and is on the Navy Seals Support Team. Would love to know about how that works.

  41. Linda W. (mslinda1942) says:

    Our navy seals do a lot to keep us safe, things we have no idea that they do. We should honor our military everyday/

  42. Colleen P. says:

    When the Solar flares, the electromagnetic field, the aliens or the humans disrupt electrical activity here on Earth we will be very happy that we kept our physical precious books to preserve the knowledge and history of the human race !

  43. Beverly F. (Revaschorus) says:

    My husband would love this as he is a veteran and a patriot.

  44. Georgia L. says:

    I have a deep respect for Americans who choose this way of life. Their bravery and determination keeps us free. Thank-you doesn’t seem to be enough to say for what the Seals do every day.

  45. Andrew K. (kuligowskiandrewt) , says:

    sounds like a great read – I only enter when I want to read the book being offered before trading it!

  46. Patricia G. (ptrc2gut) says:

    Looks like an interesting read, thanks for offering it.

  47. Cam P. (MzSunshine) says:

    Definitely need to read this, sounds so good.

  48. Micaela H. (mic2you) says:

    My husband was in the Navy and would enjoy this. Thank you!

  49. Elizabeth , says:

    Seems like a good book.

  50. SirryD says:

    Sounds like a great read!

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