Fearless : The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
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 apromise 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.
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1 . Goosebumps
Posted December 20, 2013 by Sara Machelle , ArkansasThis book was amazing. It gave me goosebumps when I read it. I am and will continue to reccomend this book to everyone. I think being from the same area as Adam Brown and growing up with a Navy dad made it mean just that much more to me and it truly portrayed that with Christ all things really are possible. LOVED IT!!!
2 . A must read!
Posted March 10, 2013 by Brenda P. , ArkansasI overheard a friend praising this book so I d/l it. It hooked me right away. A good page turner and not disappointed AT ALL!
3 . A Must Read!!!
Posted February 16, 2013 by Leigh Prather , Port AllenWOW! Just WOW!!! I think everyone should run, not walk, to get their copy of this book! It is an outstanding story of Navy Seal Adam Brown's life and ultimate sacrifice in service to this country. While this book's main focus is Adam Brown, it also brings to light the struggles and sacrifices of each military man and woman along with their families. I, for one, am thankful for the men and women who have fought and are fighting for the freedoms we tend to take for granted.
4 . WOW!!!
Posted August 07, 2012 by Lisa , DennardThis book tells an amazing story, I couldn't put it down.
May 22, 2012
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Excerpt from Fearless by Eric Blehm
Adam Brown's civilian and military life has been recounted to me by his family, friends, and teammates--all eyewitnesses to each event portrayed in this book, including what Adam told them directly about his history and spiritual testimony. I also used official documents, statements, military records and reports, criminal records, family archives, letters, e-mails, and journal and diary entries. Some dates, locations, times, distances, and names (including those of some civilians) have been changed; faces in photographs obscured; and military tactics, techniques, and procedures altered in order to maintain operational security for the safety of the U.S. Navy SEALs
and those who work alongside them.
All information about the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEALs, and individuals (including the use of real names) has already been published widely by the media and is deemed common knowledge. Nearly a dozen active-duty SEAL operators--including those in leadership roles--have unofficially, but no less meticulously, reviewed this manuscript for factuality and to point out any issues that might endanger lives in future operations. I have removed or rewritten sections to their approval, and in the few cases of discrepancy among the operators, I went with
the majority. Any vagueness in the manuscript is intentional, to protect these men and their allies.
All quotes, slang, inner thoughts, dialogue, and descriptions have been conveyed to me by those intimately involved in the story to the best of their ability and individual memories. Nothing has been contrived, dramatized, or fabricated.
What you are about to read is the account of an American hero who bravely gave permission in his final written requests to share his journey, from small-town America to the gutter to jail to Jesus to war to the top tier of the U.S. military: SEAL Team SIX.