Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations (Hardcover)
Retired Admiral William McRaven knows the value of a good story and he shares a number of them in his newest book. As someone who has been involved in some of the most famous special operations missions in recent history, he provides a unique perspective on the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden. Through it all, he pays tribute to all who support the mission, from enlisted men to officers to his wife Georgeann. A collection of tales full of bravery and heroism, this is not to be missed.— Cathy
Sea Stories begins in 1963 at a French Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II-the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.
Action-packed, humorous, and full of valuable life lessons like those exemplified in McRaven's bestselling Make Your Bed, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.
About the Author
Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed and the New York Times bestseller Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations. In his thirty-seven years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level. As a Four-Star Admiral, his final assignment was as Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces. After retiring from the Navy, he served as the Chancellor of the University of Texas System from 2015 to 2018. He now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Georgeann.
"Fascinating...McRaven's war stories deliver remarkable insight into the life of a wartime leader."—Publishers Weekly
"Engaging...Sea Stories is more than an autobiography, more than a narrative of recent military history, and more than the sum of one remarkable man's experiences. In his excellently flowing prose...McRaven not only allows readers the opportunity to vicariously experience daring adventures and the command of elite warriors heading into harm's way, he also shares practical everyday wisdom."—Booklist (Starred Review)
"Sea Stories, a well-written book that reads like a thriller, covers some of the most important historical actions taken by Navy SEALs and other special operators."—The Washington Times
"Readers interested in the essential work of military special forces will be inspired by McRaven's adventures."—Kirkus
PRAISE FOR MAKE YOUR BED:
—Wall Street Journal
"Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault...McRaven's lessons, like his commencement speech, extend far beyond his bed-making. He devotes the 10-chapter book to lessons about moving beyond failure, standing up to bullies and giving others hope."—Washington Post
"McRaven...has taken the genesis of what he learned during SEAL training and his nearly four decades in Navy Special Operations into a thin, powerful book."—USA Today
"Exquisitely simple...superb, smart, and succinct."—Forbes