This is the harrowing and true story of Navy SEAL Team SIX operator Adam Brown, from his humble beginnings in Oklahoma to his death on a snowy mountaintop in Afghanistan. Adam was one of the most highly decorated operatives in military history, serving with distinction as a sniper and combat controller. He was also an accomplished athlete who made endurance training look easy. But even after rising to the pinnacle of this grueling profession, Adam met his match on April 6th 2010 when he faced down an enemy Taliban fighter who had him outnumbered four to one. In that bloody encounter, Adam displayed fearless courage and uncanny marksmanship—leading directly to the annihilation of his foe. Though mortally wounded during the fight, he still refused medical evacuation until all other members of his team were safe; by then it was too late for him however and he lost his life shortly thereafter.. Fearless takes readers inside Adams never-before-revealed world as a warrior – recounting both dramatic missions abroad and quiet moments at home with loved ones – offering us an intimate window into what it means not justto be brave but also human.
For who is this book for ?
“Fearless is for anyone who wants to understand what it means to be utterly devoted to your country, your team, and your brothers-in-arms. It’s a story of bravery in the face of impossible odds, from a man who rose through the ranks of America’s elite special forces unit–the Navy SEALs.” We chose Fearless because it is about an American hero and his journey to become a Navy.
- The author does a great job of capturing not just the heroism but also the humanity of Navy SEAL Team SIX operator Adam Brown
- This is an incredibly honest and introspective look at what it means to be fearless both on and off the battlefield
- The story is extremely well written and easy to read, despite its darker themes
- It is a bit too long
- It may be hard to find for some people
- The content could be disturbing for some readers
Learn more about the author
Eric Blehm is the author of Fearless and The Only Thing Worth Dying For. He has a master’s degree in creative writing from Chapman University and teaches composition at Grossmont College. A former freelance journalist, he lives with his family in Southern California.
“Fearless is an amazing story of heroism and sacrifice that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Adam Brown was one of America’s greatest warriors, and his life sets an example for all.”
“This is an amazing book! As a military spouse, I can appreciate the dedication and hard work that goes into becoming one of our nation’s elite warriors. Adam Brown was more than just a great soldier; he was also an amazing husband and father. His story will leave you inspired.”
“This book is a moving and patriotic tribute to one man’s heroic life.”
“Insightful, intimate and moving account of Navy SEAL Team Six operator Adam Brown. Blehm’s writing is exceptional, providing a visceral sense of what it means to be part of an elite warrior team but also what it means to be human.”