Special Ops: Four Accounts of the Military's Elite Forces by Orr Kelly

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Special Ops: Four Accounts of the Military's Elite Forces

'Praise for Brave Men, Dark Waters “The best work to date on the SEAL (acronym for ‘Sea, Air, Land’) unit, this well-written survey presents the unit’s history from its origins in the underwater demolition teams of WW II, through its Vietnam incarnation as a group of scouts and raiders, to its present status as an elite special-missions force.” —Publishers Weekly   “Full of life and provocative . . . Capture[s] the inside story of the men with green faces—warts and all.” —L. W. Simmons, Cdr. USN, Commanding Officer, SEAL Team Five   “Kelly, a veteran defense correspondent, has written the most complete, in-depth study of this fabled elite unit. Recommended.” —Library Journal  Praise for Never Fight Fair! “Illuminating . . . contributions to naval and military history.” —Kirkus Reviews   “The vets speak eloquently. . . . A suspenseful account.” —Publishers Weekly   “After this quick read the reader will have a feel for what it takes to be a SEAL warrior.” —Friday Review of Defense Literature  Praise for From a Dark Sky “Kelly has undertaken the laborious task of writing the history of these secretive commandos. . . . The resulting stories are as bizarre as anything to emerge from the annals of special forces. . . . His fine work should be of great interest and usefulness both to casual readers and to uniformed students of special ops.” —Publishers Weekly   “Kelly does for U.S. Air Force Special Operations what he did for the SEALs in Brave Men, Dark Waters (1992) and does it just as well.” —Booklist   “Kelly’s narrative is lively, and his mix of broad overview and personal experience makes for smooth reading. Recommended.” —Library Journal'
'Praise for Brave Men, Dark Waters “The best work to date on the SEAL (acronym for ‘Sea, Air, Land’) unit, this well-written survey presents the unit’s history from its origins in the underwater demolition teams of WW II, through its Vietnam incarnation as a group of scouts and raiders, to its present status as an elite special-missions force.” —Publishers Weekly   “Full of life and provocative . . . Capture[s] the inside story of the men with green faces—warts and all.” —L. W. Simmons, Cdr. USN, Commanding Officer, SEAL Team Five   “Kelly, a veteran defense correspondent, has written the most complete, in-depth study of this fabled elite unit. Recommended.” —Library Journal  Praise for Never Fight Fair! “Illuminating . . . contributions to naval and military history.” —Kirkus Reviews   “The vets speak eloquently. . . . A suspenseful account.” —Publishers Weekly   “After this quick read the reader will have a feel for what it takes to be a SEAL warrior.” —Friday Review of Defense Literature  Praise for From a Dark Sky “Kelly has undertaken the laborious task of writing the history of these secretive commandos. . . . The resulting stories are as bizarre as anything to emerge from the annals of special forces. . . . His fine work should be of great interest and usefulness both to casual readers and to uniformed students of special ops.” —Publishers Weekly   “Kelly does for U.S. Air Force Special Operations what he did for the SEALs in Brave Men, Dark Waters (1992) and does it just as well.” —Booklist   “Kelly’s narrative is lively, and his mix of broad overview and personal experience makes for smooth reading. Recommended.” —Library Journal'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504047456 Pages: 2390