Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hu In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure stories from...

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Title:Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
Author:William H. McRaven
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1538715538
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations Reviews

  • Maria
    Jun 16, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

  • Jeff
    May 30, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

  • John
    Jun 06, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

  • Schuyler Wallace
    Jun 29, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

  • Nancy
    May 27, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

  • Carol
    May 05, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

  • Jim
    Jun 19, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

  • Scott Resnik
    Jun 13, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

  • Raimo Wirkkala
    Jul 01, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

    First, I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for this early copy of Sea Stories. I have already recommended it to several of my family members and friends. For those who are older, it will give insight into the tasks to release American hostages in jungles and on sea, the capture of...

    More than just a ?Sea Story? by an Exceptional American For those of us who have served and been in the crucible of Command it is well told story that truly resonates. Admiral McRaven weaves his stories and entwines you into each and every operation. His recounting of his visits...

    This is a great read if you enjoy authentic military action adventure tales. This is not an autobiography or even a full memoir of Admiral McRaven's 37 years as a Navy Seal but instead a collection of "war stories" about various missions and exercises over the decades. But what mission...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

  • JD
    May 30, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

  • Anna
    Jun 27, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

  • Mary Lou
    Jul 06, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

  • Jerome
    Jul 13, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

  • Paige Gordon
    Jun 18, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

  • Lisa Serota
    May 25, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

  • E.
    Jun 06, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

  • Tim Larison
    Jul 05, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

  • Lane Corley
    May 25, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

  • Sandy from Alaska Colón
    Jun 16, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

  • Rashmi
    Jun 15, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

  • Megargee
    Jun 26, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

    First, I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for this early copy of Sea Stories. I have already recommended it to several of my family members and friends. For those who are older, it will give insight into the tasks to release American hostages in jungles and on sea, the capture of...

    More than just a ?Sea Story? by an Exceptional American For those of us who have served and been in the crucible of Command it is well told story that truly resonates. Admiral McRaven weaves his stories and entwines you into each and every operation. His recounting of his visits...

    This is a great read if you enjoy authentic military action adventure tales. This is not an autobiography or even a full memoir of Admiral McRaven's 37 years as a Navy Seal but instead a collection of "war stories" about various missions and exercises over the decades. But what mission...

  • Claudette Smith
    Jun 02, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

    First, I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for this early copy of Sea Stories. I have already recommended it to several of my family members and friends. For those who are older, it will give insight into the tasks to release American hostages in jungles and on sea, the capture of...

    More than just a ?Sea Story? by an Exceptional American For those of us who have served and been in the crucible of Command it is well told story that truly resonates. Admiral McRaven weaves his stories and entwines you into each and every operation. His recounting of his visits...

    This is a great read if you enjoy authentic military action adventure tales. This is not an autobiography or even a full memoir of Admiral McRaven's 37 years as a Navy Seal but instead a collection of "war stories" about various missions and exercises over the decades. But what mission...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    Truly a MUST read. First, let me say Thank You to ALL the William McRavens out there. The brave men and women who serve our great country. This book is awe inspiring. I have "stolen" some of the sayings that the author has shared. This book will truly touch the heart of every Ameri...

  • Trish Tomes
    Jun 05, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

    First, I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for this early copy of Sea Stories. I have already recommended it to several of my family members and friends. For those who are older, it will give insight into the tasks to release American hostages in jungles and on sea, the capture of...

  • Virginia
    May 28, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

  • Chris (Norseman) Miller
    Jun 19, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

    First, I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for this early copy of Sea Stories. I have already recommended it to several of my family members and friends. For those who are older, it will give insight into the tasks to release American hostages in jungles and on sea, the capture of...

    More than just a ?Sea Story? by an Exceptional American For those of us who have served and been in the crucible of Command it is well told story that truly resonates. Admiral McRaven weaves his stories and entwines you into each and every operation. His recounting of his visits...

    This is a great read if you enjoy authentic military action adventure tales. This is not an autobiography or even a full memoir of Admiral McRaven's 37 years as a Navy Seal but instead a collection of "war stories" about various missions and exercises over the decades. But what mission...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    Truly a MUST read. First, let me say Thank You to ALL the William McRavens out there. The brave men and women who serve our great country. This book is awe inspiring. I have "stolen" some of the sayings that the author has shared. This book will truly touch the heart of every Ameri...

    Admiral William H. McRaven Sea Stories : My Time in Special Operations Admiral (Retired) McRaven remembers detailed encounters of what he lived through during the Maersk Alabama highjacking and subsequent Captain Philips rescue, a crazy parachute accident, multiple training scena...

  • Billy
    Jun 11, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

  • Elizabeth Yeager
    Jun 19, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

  • Stephen Kramar
    Jun 10, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

  • Richard M. Reass
    Jun 15, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book I've read by the author. This book is basically a collection of short stories about significant moments spaced throughout an interesting military career. Unfortunately it has my biggest complaint about collections of sh...

    First, I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for this early copy of Sea Stories. I have already recommended it to several of my family members and friends. For those who are older, it will give insight into the tasks to release American hostages in jungles and on sea, the capture of...

    More than just a ?Sea Story? by an Exceptional American For those of us who have served and been in the crucible of Command it is well told story that truly resonates. Admiral McRaven weaves his stories and entwines you into each and every operation. His recounting of his visits...

  • Alan Sanie
    Jul 03, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven First my thanks and gratitude to Admiral McRaven for his service to the country and my thanks and gratitude to all the men and women in uniform for all they do, to keep us safe. We may agree or disagree on war...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I would Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in military autobiographies! It is definitely one of the most interesting that I?ve read so far. Admiral MacRavens career spanned so many years and positions that the stories he has to tell are absolutely riveting and the le...

    Sea Stories: Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning from long voyages away from home; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and good intentions. With the definition of the title beginning the book, Admiral William McRaven deftly spins tales of adventure ...

    Admiral McRaven?s autobiographical collection of ?sea stories? proves itself to be far more than just tales of military daring and adventure (although of that there is no shortage). The book is also a thoughtful meditation on living a meaningful life, overcoming obstacles and app...

    Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William ...