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Best Special Forces Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Special Forces books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Get Selected! for Special Forces: How to Successfully Train for and Complete Special Forces Assessment & Selection (2005)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadHere are just a few things you’ll discover in GET SELECTED FOR SPECIAL FORCES: Ø How to more than double your chances of success at Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Ø The truth behind common myths about Special Forces Ø How to rapidly prepare for SFAS and enjoy the process Ø The seven reasons why candidates are unsuccessful at SFAS Ø What makes Special Forces the greatest job on the planet Ø What it takes to be a Special Forces Soldier Ø How to solidify your commitment to Special Forces and develop an unbreakable will Ø How to prevent or minimize the effects of common injuries at SFAS Ø How to rapidly…
Author(s): Major Joseph J. Martin, Colonel Ed Phillips USA Ret., et al.

2. Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior (2008)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadAn unprecedented view of Green Beret training, drawn from the year Dick Couch spent at Special Forces training facilities with the Army’s most elite soldiers.In combating terror, America can no longer depend on its conventional military superiority and the use of sophisticated technology. More than ever, we need men like those of the Army Special Forces–the legendary Green Berets.Following the experiences of one class of soldiers as they endure this physically and mentally exhausting ordeal, Couch spells out in fascinating detail the demanding…
Author(s): Dick Couch

3. US Army Small Unit Tactics Handbook (2015)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadA conceptual overview of all relevant topics of small unit tactics every soldier ought to be familiar with in order to be effective on today's battlefield. The handbook is categorized into five functional areas; history, doctrine, planning, operations, and common skills. #73,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #190 in Intelligence & Espionage History #9913 in Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Paul D LeFavor

4. Special Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special Forces (Tom Clancy’s Military Referenc) (2001)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadThey are sent to the world’s hot spots-on covert missions fraught with danger. They are called on to perform at the peak of their physical and mental capabilities, primed for combat and surveillance, yet ready to pitch in with disaster relief operations. They are the Army’s Special Forces Groups. Now follow Tom Clancy as he delves into the training and tools, missions and mindset of these elite operatives. includes: Plus: an interview with , USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (and the former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command-USSOCOM) #817,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1479 in History of…
Author(s): Tom Clancy, John Gresham

5. A Glorious Nightmare: In 64 Shades of Green (2019)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadA Vietnam veteran shares the story of his first tour to the jungles of Vietnam. What began as a short letter to his grandchildren evolved into a book chronicling his experiences as a Special Forces (Green Beret) soldier and honoring those who so gallantly fought beside him. Join Gamble in the jungle and get a firsthand look into a true life of a Green Beret in Vietnam. #271,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3001 in Asian History (Books) #568 in Intelligence & Espionage History #605 in Vietnam War History (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Gamble Dick

6. SEAL’s Sunshine: (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Black Eagle Team) (2019)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadNavy SEAL Cam Patterson can’t wait for the day that he returns to the woman he loves. But everything blows up when he finds out there is a plot to kill the President of the United States. Miranda Stanhope has been anxiously awaiting Cam’s return. Months ago, he and his Black Eagle SEAL Team wrenched her away from the Taliban who’d been torturing her. The terrifying nightmares still haunt her. Despite everything, she has fought back the darkness and is ready to move forward into Cam’s loving embrace.When Cam finally returns, he and Miranda work to forge a relationship they hope will last forever, but then the threats begin. When the…
Author(s): St. James, Lynne, Operation Alpha

7. The Special Forces handbook of medical secrets (2017)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadGoing well beyond first aid, this manual describes medical secrets used by an experienced African mission doctor and former assistant professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School. The tips are pragmatic, affordable, and useful for anyone from medics to laypersons, but are particularly aimed at people who work and live in remote areas with scarce resources. The subjects cover antibiotic therapy, advanced care of complex wounds, laceration closure with glue, malaria, oral rehydration therapy, fecal transplantation, and more. Each chapter contains references for further reading and…
Author(s): Li MD, James

8. The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance (2010)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadAdventurous stories of romance all feature the heroes of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Air Force Para-Rescue, Green Berets, Army Rangers, and other special forces. This collection includes the work of bestselling romance writers such as Laura Griffin, Marliss Melton, Cheyenne MacCray, Shannon K. Butcher, Stephanie Tyler, and Larissa Ione (writing as Sydney Croft). #2,962,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #11073 in Romance Anthologies (Books) #24313 in Military Romance (Books) #30093 in Short Stories Anthologies Would you like to ?If you…
Author(s): Trisha Telep

9. Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (2019)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadSuitable for both soldiers and civilians, this title features nearly 140 comprehensive illustrations showing the proper techniques for medical care, from basic first-aid and orthopedics to instructions for emergency war surgery and even veterinary medicine. #784,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #72543 in Science & Math (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Department of Defense

10. Securing the Odds: (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) A Gamblers Crossover Novella (2019)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadTammy Reed thought she was through with her a**hole ex. But when he brings trouble knocking at her door, she doesn’t call her brother, mega movie star Nathan Reed. She calls his friend Jake Carter, the sexy PI who’d fixed her troubles once before.Only things are a bit different this time. And in between a bar brawl, surveillance snacks, and a little drive-thru flirting, Jake has no trouble showing Tammy exactly how different they are.As a former navy SEAL, Jake specializes in securing the odds, and the stakes for him have never been higher. He’s done waiting for Tammy. It’s time for him to lay claim to what’s…
Author(s): Sarah Curtis, Operation Alpha

11. Special Operations Mental Toughness: The Invincible Mindset of Delta Force Operators, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers & Other Elite Warriors! (2015)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadThe members of America’s Special Operations Forces are renowned world-wide for their exceptional military prowess and sheer physical toughness. However, the major factor in the success these warriors achieve is their mental toughness, decisiveness, resilience and ability to control their natural physical and psychological responses to fear and stress during some of the most dangerous situations imaginable. These extraordinary warriors possess a unique mindset that enables them to successfully attack and overcome obstacles and challenges that others can’t -…
Author(s): Lawrence Colebrooke

12. British Special Forces, 1945 to the Present (Uniforms Illustrated) by James G. Shortt (Illustrated, 24 Feb 1986) Paperback (1600)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadYour recently viewed items and featured recommendations › View or edit your browsing history After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. #4,496,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): James G. Shortt

13. Protecting Olivia (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Red Team) (2018)

Best Special Forces Books You Must Read***This book was previously published in Amazon Kindle Worlds*** When the daughter of a White House aide goes missing, the President calls in Zane Lewis and his team of former special forces soldiers to find the missing girl. The Red Team, having a well-earned reputation for being the best, discovers the true motive behind the kidnapping, and all hell breaks loose. All Olivia Cox wants to do is escape her life. The harder she tries to break free from the pressure and obligations of her stifling family, the faster she sinks into a nightmare of her…
Author(s): Riley Edwards

14. Army Special Ops: The Army Ranger and Special Forces Workout (2019)

Best Special Forces Books You Must ReadThis is a long time Army Spec Ops (SF / Ranger) workout plan that many have used with success in their Army careers as well as those who do GoRuck Challenges. Updated 2019 with new fitness elements from the OPAT and ACFT (2019) as well as run, rucking, and Army Special Ops training preparation. This book that will help you learn how to prepare for very challenging training. Complete with a 10-week workout to not only ace the next fitness test you have to take to get TO the training but also to get THROUGH the training. You can use the tips, techniques, and tools I have developed over the past 25 years of personally…
Author(s): Stew Smith

Best Books on Special Forces Missions These non-fiction books are related to U.S. and Foreign Special Forces in foreign wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, Central & South America and Europe. Books, CD-ROMs and information about Special Forces in South East Asia (1957 – 1975) RADIX News, Links and FAQ’s The latest news from RADIX Press, such as website changes, announcements, and more. Books shelved as special-operations: Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior by Dick Couch, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior by Ro Books shelved as special-forces: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen, Inside Delta Force: The Stor

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some special forces books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

We few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

Author(s): Nick Brokhausen
Publisher: Casemate Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2240902

Disrupt and Deny: Spies, Special Forces, and the Secret Pursuit of British Foreign Policy

Author(s): Rory Cormac
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2303647

Hitler’s Brandenburgers: The Third Reich’s Elite Special Forces

Author(s): Lawrence Paterson
Publisher: Greenhill Books, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 2308504

Hitler’s Brandenburgers: The Third Reich Elite Special Forces

Author(s): Lawrence Paterson
Publisher: Greenhill Books, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2342351

Hunting the Nazi Bomb: The Special Forces Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Deadliest Weapon

Author(s): Damien Lewis
Publisher: Quercus Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2295520

Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces

Author(s): Mark Moyar
Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 2017, Size: 717 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2343332

Guns of Special Forces 2001 - 2015

Author(s): Leigh Neville
Publisher: Pen and Sword, Year: 2016, Size: 32 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2136517

US Special Ops: The History, Weapons, and Missions of Elite Military Forces

Author(s): Fred Pushies
Publisher: Voyageur Press, Year: 2016, Size: 50 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2333362

Jaeger: At War with Denmark's Elite Special Forces

Author(s): Thomas Rathsack
Publisher: SOFREP.com, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1322268

No Mission Is Impossible: The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces

Author(s): Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
Publisher: Ecco, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1400192

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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