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Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior [Kindle Edition]

Rorke Denver
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Book Description


With all the SEALs' recent successes, we have been getting a level of attention we are not used to. It's been flattering but something important has been missing from the discussion. People keep describing what we do, but no one has even scratched the surface of how and why. The unique psychology behind it.

Operating in the world’s most hostile environments, the Navy SEALs are highly skilled warriors, finely tuned and ready for action. Now, for the first time, Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver offers a compelling and profound insight into the extreme bravery, borderline lunacy, and touching camaraderie of this elite brotherhood.

Packed with tales from the gruelling training process and real-life operations, Rorke Denver recounts his evolution from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination programmes and the “Hero or Zero” missions his graduating SEALs undertake.

From hunting Osama bin Laden to hostage rescues in Somalia and momentum-shifting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the SEALs hit hard and fast, moving in and out of conflict zones without leaving a trace.

Through the course of Denver’s story, you’ll see what it takes to become one of them and why they are the damn few.

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"If you’ve ever wished you could read the testament of a Jedi Knight, here it is. Damn Few takes us inside the mind of a born warrior. This is timeless stuff, worthy of being read in the era of Caesar, Alexander, Leonidas—or a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." (Steven Pressfield, author of 'Gates of Fire' and 'The War of Art')

"Interweaving tales of battle and reflections on what it means to be a professional killer, Denver crafts an awe-inspiring sketch of soldierly excellence." (Publishers Weekly)

Book Description

A unique first-hand account of the Navy SEALs, featuring stories from SEAL training and real-life missions.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4348 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (11 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552169862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552169868
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great insight into the mind of the elite 28 July 2013
By Paul
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After reading No Easy Day, I was recommended this book by Amazon. Having seen the author in the film Act of Valour, I thought I should give it a try. It certainly did not disappoint! The author takes us through his training as a Navy SEAL, detailing not only what it takes to be a SEAL, but why these men do what they do, and the drive that they have to be the best. Some of the book can come off as a little cheesy, but the insights into these sailors more than make up for some of the clichés that come through.
If you liked the book No Easy Day, then I would definitely recommend this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 July 2013
By george
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Well written and interesting I have read a lot if this genre and this is one of the best I would recomend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading 6 July 2013
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It's an interesting read the author offers his own experiences in training, leadership and managing the affects of decisions by senior officers who arguably miss the long term results of snap decisions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 24 Jun. 2013
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Really enjoyed this book, goes into the mind set of the author well, liked reading about Iraq, brought back some memories
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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An in depth look at the making and development of a seal. This book also takes you through the life and dangers that a special forces operative has to deal with daily, not occasionally but daily.You will also get to understand the support a wife gives as she has to stay at home while her man is posted to trouble spots world wide.It is a direct comparison to our Special Air Service. It is not a death or glory type of book but almost a reference book for research if any one fancies a go at the hard training that one has to complete to make the grade.Gentlemen total respect to you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 1 Feb. 2015
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I really enjoyed this book. The author does a fine job of detailing life in the teams, and the mindset behind it all. The only criticism, and it's not really a criticism! Is it's very.......(American) . Nothing wrong with that what's over, but as I have read so many military books written by Brits, you can't help but get a little tired of the 'warrior' lingo etc. Certainly no big deal though, and on the whole the book was a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 28 Sept. 2013
By Roo
Format:Kindle Edition
A great read from the perspective of Seal leadership. Inspiring, motivating, insightful. Great accounts from the battlefield. If you buy the kindle version you still get the pictures at the end of the book. Bonus.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring 28 Sept. 2014
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If you're thinking of joining the SEALS, it's probably a useful guide. As a historical memoire it was very poor, and the author is so full of himself it became boring. I gave up 3/4 of the way through it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars poor
Not really what I was expecting, more a book of ethics and code. Not one one I could recommend. There are far better out there
Published 1 month ago by x-Kan
1.0 out of 5 stars Dross
Probably the worst special forces book I've read. Typical American blah and void of humility.
Published 1 month ago by Jezt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good insight.
Good stories to keep you reading. Act of valour film comes from this book basically. Be prepared for a lot of brothers this and that.
Published 4 months ago by paul tennet
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Couldn't put it down, read it in a week. Not full of gun-ho typical bravado. A real insight and an honest account of the training and his career. Brilliant book
Published 4 months ago by Mr A P Bannister
5.0 out of 5 stars Making the modern seal warrior
A good read true to life with plenty of reality,the facts speak for themselves.the world is probably a safer place now
Published 5 months ago by eddieworsfold
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Excellent insight into the mind of an Operator. Not just gung ho but with an appreciation of history.
Published 5 months ago by simon thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG
Oh my God. The bravest.
Published 7 months ago by Mike Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
Great read. Recommended to anyone that is interested in fitness, endurance, military, seals, inspiration and a good story. Would recommend highly.
Published 7 months ago by KB
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Fast paste to the point, great read . A real Incite into the community, and the mind set of a seal
Published 7 months ago by mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality book
A great read from start to finish, so interesting and was very inspirational, will have to read it through again as I enjoyed it that much!
Published 8 months ago by Andre Daltrey
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