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Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown


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Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.


When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”


Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a

promise to his parents.


But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U.S. Navy SEAL.


An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers, and friends.


Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.


Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.

About the Author

ERIC BLEHM is the best-selling author of The Only Thing Worth DyingFor, which recounts the harrowing story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. It was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Last Season, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named by Outside magazine as one of the ten “greatest adventure biographies ever written.” Blehm lives in California with his wife and children.

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Emma Engel, February 4, 2013 (view all comments by Emma Engel)
Fearless is the life story of Adam Brown, a member of the Navy Seal Team SIX who gave his life in Afghanistan a year before his team participated in the successful raid against Osama bin Laden’s compound which resulted in the terrorist’s death. At the request of his family and his surviving team members, this is a full biography, starting back with how his parents met and his rather boisterous childhood �" complete with jumping off bridges. Along the way, his life was derailed by drugs, but between God, his parents, his wife, and the Navy, he pulled himself up by the boot straps and hit the deck plates running.

In the early chapters of this book, I found myself wondering why it had been written. So many of our service men and women have given their lives over the years, and the story of Adam Brown, while inspiring, seemed an odd one to single out. Yet toward the end of the book, I began to realize that the book had been written not to commemorate a certain glorious deed on the battlefield, but to honor a life well lived. This man laid down his life in a foreign country for our sake, leaving a young wife and children behind. His family and his teammates have chosen to honor his memory by sharing with us this chance to know an amazing man we will never have the ability to meet on this earth. Instead of laying a wreath on his tomb, we can express our gratitude for his sacrifice by learning and growing from his story.

And perhaps it remains a little strange that one soldier has been singled out. And perhaps we have a need for many more books like this one. But for now, it is a poignant reminder that behind every name on the news was a smiling child who grew into an individual with the courage and the grace to lay down their life for us.

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Michael Dunavant, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Michael Dunavant)
Incredible journey of a man's life, with his family all the way. It inspired me to grow and become all I can be.
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Ronrose, May 20, 2012 (view all comments by Ronrose)
Love, strength, caring, fearlessness, faith, dedication, selflessness, these are all qualities that Adam Brown possessed. As a Navy Seal he epitomized the American warrior. Of the many stories that could be told of the Seals, his comrades invariably pointed to his story as the one they would like told. He was no saint. He would would be the first to admit he had his faults and his demons. Shortly out of high school, he became hooked on drugs, after he failed to find a direction for his life. He fell to the depths of lying to and stealing from his own family to support his habit. The turning point came when his parents realizing they could not help him, turned him in to the police. His mother was overcome as she and her husband watched him being handcuffed and taken to jail. Adam was crushed, but found remorse and the Lord while in jail. He resolved to beat the drugs and to once again become the type of person of whom his parents would be proud. It wasn't an easy road. He was helped by his new girl friend and future wife, Kelley. He determined to enlist in the Navy and become a Seal, the best the Navy had to offer. How could a man who admitted he was addicted to drugs turn his life around and become a Navy Seal? This book is the story of a man's struggle to overcome all odds. He started by devoting his life to faith in God, by not taking no for an answer, by not allowing others to tell him he could not get where he wanted to go. Adam Brown overcame obstacles that would stop most men dead in their tracks. At one point in training he lost the sight of his right eye in a training accident. Instead of giving up he trained himself to use the other eye to aim with, maintaining his marksmanship qualification. Later on a mission, the fingers of his right hand were crushed and nearly severed. He endured the pain of having his fingers reattached and when he found they would not work efficiently, he trained himself to shoot accurately with his left hand. He accomplished all of this with the support of his family, his teammates, and his faith in God. He seemed to be able to overcome any odds, until that night raid in Afghanistan on March 17, 2010. This is a very good book which recounts the life of a man who stood for all the best this country has to offer. He was selfless and brave. A man of faith and family. He was a man to look up to. His story, one that in these times truly needed to be told. The way he led his life was inspirational. A man any of us would be proud to know. This book was provided by the publishers for review.
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