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Dick Couch
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Dick Couch is the author of The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 and six novels. He commanded a SEAL platoon in Vietnam that conducted one of the few successful POW rescue operations of the war and served in the CIA. Dick and his wife, Julia, live in central Idaho.

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Chosen Soldier
The Making of a Special Forces Warrior
Written by Dick Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $16.00

In CHOSEN SOLDIER, Dick Couch--a former Navy SEAL widely admired for his books about SEAL training and operations--offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Army Special Forces warrior. Each year, several thousand enlisted men and several hundred officers volunteer for Special Forces training; less than a quarter of those... Read more >
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Chosen Soldier
The Making of a Special Forces Warrior
Written by Dick Couch


Format: eBook
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 6, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Down Range
Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism
Written by Dick Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 23, 2006
Price: $14.95

In America’s battle against al-Qaeda and their allies, the goal of the Navy SEALs is to be the best guns in the fight—stealthy, effective, professional, and lethal. Here for the first time is a SEAL insider’s battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism.

“Down range” is... Read more >
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Down Range
Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism
Written by Dick Couch


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: July 19, 2005
Price: $11.99

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The Finishing School
Earning the Navy SEAL Trident
Written by Dick Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $15.00

How are Navy SEALs made? What special training and preparation sharpen the physical skills and intangible character of a regular soldier into that of an elite warrior? In the acclaimed Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch narrated one SEAL class's journey through BUD/S training, the brutal initial course that separates... Read more >
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The Finishing School
Earning the Navy SEAL Trident
Written by Dick Couch


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Warrior Elite
The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Written by Dick Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: January 28, 2003
Price: $16.00

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world.

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? In The... Read more >
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The Warrior Elite
The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Written by Dick Couch


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $11.99

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