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New Navy SEAL Book Scores, No Case of Fatigues

No Easy Day, a memoir of the Osama bin Laden raid from a former Navy SEAL writing as Mark Owen, has scored the biggest nonfiction book opening since Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs debuted in October 2011 to sales of 383,000. The new book nearly topped the lifetime sales of all its SEAL rivals in just its first week of release.

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden
By Mark Owen

  • Pub Date: Sept. 2012
  • Copies Sold: 254,000
  • Film Rights: Unsold

SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden
By Chuck Pfarrer

  • Pub Date: Nov. 2011
  • Copies Sold: 58,000
  • Film Rights: Unsold

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
By Howard Wasdin and Stephen Templin

  • Pub Date: May 2011
  • Copies Sold: 192,000
  • Film Rights: Vin Diesel's One Race Films

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
By Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

  • Pub Date: Jan. 2012
  • Copies Sold: 288,000
  • Film Rights: Bradley Cooper's 22 & Indiana Pictures