For the first time in trade paperback a classic memoir of Navy SEALs in action In gripping prose, Captain Robert A Gormly tells about his days as a leader in the Navy SEALs taking readers into the night, into the water, and into battle on some of the most hair raising missions ever assigned Trained to a fine fighting edge just in time for Vietnam, Gormly served two tours of duty and engaged in top secret missions in the Persian Gulf Here, he shares his viewpoint and his experience including what is perhaps the most graphic description ever of SEAL action in the invasion of Grenada Gormly takes readers behind the myth of this awesome team, revealing how their lives depend on their unprecedented expertise and unparalleled courage....
|Title||:||Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy SEAL|
|Publisher||:||Dutton Caliber Reprint edition August 3, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||995 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy SEAL Reviews
When I ordered this book for my Husband, I saw the excitement in his eyes. As he read it, he laughed, and got serious. My Stepfather is good friends with Richard Marcinko, and as Steve read this book, he kept saying that "Your dad will NOT like this book". That is fine with Steve, he is not a Marcinko fan, He read me a few passages, I found myself almost laughing. I will say, my Husband Steve really enjoyed reading this book.
Good book it reminded me of rogue warrior
What can you say??!! Robert Gormly is "The Man"! Been there from the start. Done it all. If you like reading about real life warriors don't pass on this book. It is one of the few "SEAL/Spec Forces" books written by someone who became a senior officer in that specialty. I read it twice and will most likely drag it out in a year or two for a third read.
I'm just happy the quality I received the book. Can't wait to read! Huge military fan. God bless our brave disciples of War.
There's a definite mystique unique to Navy SEALs. The Marine's Force Recon and the Air Force's PJs don't have it. US Army Rangers have a part of it, but only within the military community. It is a universally recognized fact that SEALs are King Badasses. The Britons know this, as do the Israelis, Russians, Congolese and everyone else.
If you like books on U. S. Special Operations you will like this book. It is a good mix of some historical perspective on the SEALS and a look at some of the things they did in the writer's time. I have read a number of books on the SEALS and would recommend this to anyone.
Good book. Not quite as action-packed as some. But very well written and a great history of the early days of the SEAL Teams and insight into the author. Recommended.
The author has some genuinely great experiences and stories to share with readers and in some chapters (mainly Vietnam experiences)he pretty well hits the mark. Overall though I found the writing and editing to be pretty ordinary.