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First Seals: The Untold Story of the Forging of America's Most Elite Unit

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Beginning in the summer of 1942, an extraordinary group of menand#151;among them a dentist, a Hollywood movie star, an archaeologist, California surfers, and even former enemies of the Alliesand#151;united to form an exceptional unit that would forge the capabilities of the Navyand#8217;s Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams. Known as the Maritime Unit, it comprised Americaand#8217;s first swimmer-commandos, an elite breed of warrior-spies who were decades ahead of their time when they created the tactics, technology, and philosophy that inspire todayand#8217;s Navy SEALs.

The pioneering men of the Maritime Unit conducted some of the most daring operations behind enemy lines and even survived one of the Third Reichand#8217;s infamous concentration camps. But after the war, their astonishing record of activity and achievement was classified, lost, and largely forgotten...until now. In First SEALs, Patrick K. Oand#8217;Donnell unearths their incredible historyand#151;one of the greatest untold stories of World War II.

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From bestselling author Patrick K. O'Donnell, the untold story of World War II's first unit of special operations combat swimmers—precursors of today's US Navy SEALs

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From bestselling author Patrick K. Oand#8217;Donnell, the untold story of the origins of the U.S. Navy SEALs

About the Author

Patrick K. O'Donnell is a military historian and the award-winning author of seven books, including the bestseller and William E. Colby Award-winner Beyond Valor, Give Me Tomorrow, and We Were One, the highly acclaimed account of the Battle of Fallujah. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks' award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel, and Fox News. He lives in Austin, Texas. Visit him at www.patrickkodonnell.com and at www.facebook.com/patrickkodonnell.

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ISBN:
9780306821721
Author:
O'donnell, Patrick K.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
O'Donnell, Patrick K.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages b/w photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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