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The Warrior Elite

(2001)
The Forging of Seal Class 228
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NAVY SEALS ARE THE TIP OF THE SPEAR.

They are able to strike without warning, anywhere, anytime. They come from under the sea, out of the air, and across the land. Their predeces?sors, the Navy frogmen, cleared the landing beaches during World War II, from Normandy to Okinawa. They led MacArthur's forces ashore at Inchon. In Vietnam, SEALs were the men with green faces who struck the Vietcong in their sanctuaries. Today they are deployed around the world -- ready, waiting, lethal.

What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? Why is the price of admission to this unique warrior culture so steep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the longest, toughest, most relentless military training in the free world. It is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men of character and courage, men with a burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.

The book follows the trainees of Class 228 as they struggle through the twenty-seven-week Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal (BUD/S) training course at the Navy Special Warfare Training Center in Coronado, California. Only one in five will be left standing at the end of this brutal ordeal, a rite of passage that is but one step in the long road to becoming a SEAL. Few men have the character or stamina that allows them to keep going while others give in to the pain and the cold. The Warrior Elite reveals who these men are, where they come from, and what makes them so special.

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of Seal Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
ISBN: 1-4352-9776-8 / 978-1-4352-9776-0 (USA edition)
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October 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Warrior Elite : The Forging of Seal Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch, Cliff Hollenbeck
ISBN: 0-609-60710-3 / 978-0-609-60710-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
ISBN: 1-4000-4695-5 / 978-1-4000-4695-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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Audio Editions

July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
ISBN: 1-4526-0369-3 / 978-1-4526-0369-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
ISBN: 1-4526-3369-X / 978-1-4526-3369-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
ISBN: 1-4526-5369-0 / 978-1-4526-5369-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author(s): Dick Couch
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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