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“The book gives an unvarnished account of life in an elite Israeli counterterrorism unita side of life with which few Israelis and almost no foreigners are familiar.” (Washington Jewish Week)
“He brings us into the shadowy world of Sayeret Duvdevan, offering details of his missions and his training, throwing in some contemporary and historical context, introducing us to his comrades-in-arms and delivering numerous gory anecdotes.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Aaron Cohen has something to say. And he knows what he’s talking about. If you’re conflicted about how aggressive America should be in the global fight against terrorism, read this book. Cohen knows that national survival ain’t free. A no-nonsense, riveting read.” (General Tommy Franks (ret.))
“It’s more than a story of the making of an elite unconventional warfare operativeit’s a real, in-your-face, and mesmerizing look at the birth of a patriot. You will be inspired, believe me.” (Dale Brown)
A writer and television producer, Aaron Cohen has won fourteen Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his work at NBC and HBO, and has twice received the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Writing for his work on the critically acclaimed boxing documentary series 24/7.
Douglas Century has coauthored several national bestsellers including Under and Alone with William Queen, Takedown with Rick Cowan, Street Kingdom: Five Years Inside the Franklin Avenue Posse, and If Not Now, When? with Colonel Jack Jacobs.
Interesting story of the author's transition to special forces, but in general an average story.Published 1 day ago by Chezbois
very well-written and interesting. It gives an honest and eye-opening appraisal of the tenacity by which Israel confronts terrorism. Read morePublished 4 days ago by james e bates
I am very fond of this book and have probably read it 4-5 times, with many more spot reads, over the last 5 years. Read morePublished 10 days ago by David
In this book, Aaron Cohen described his journey into becoming one of the most elite commandos of the Israeli Defense Force or IDF. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kon Tiki67
great read. couldn't put it down. just wished it had a dictionary for some of the Hebrew words. the US should take some of these ideas and use them for training. Read morePublished 1 month ago by eugene f dunham III
This novel turned out to be a very very good read. It tells the true story of a young American who becomes a member of Sayeret Duvdevan after moving
to Israel from the United... Read more
Just finished this book. Couldn't put it down. The training that the author went through both physically and mentally was unreal. Well written and smart.Published 2 months ago by James Steel