With roots dating back to World War II, SEALs are among the world’s best-known special forces. SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and Land, and operators are skilled in all three environments. The group is especially known for killing arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden and taking down the pirates who hijacked the cargo ship Maersk Alabama (as shown in the film Captain Phillips).


  • Publisher: The Creative Company
  • Series: U.S. Special Forces
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Age Level: 8-13
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This series is packed with information. Each book begins with an engaging introductory narrative that puts readers right inside the action with these special forces, followed by a history of the elite team. Whiting describes in detail the training process for the men and women who apply for these jobs, which require both immense physical skill and strength, as well as mental grit and intelligence. This series will be invaluable for students researching or writing about the military. (“Series Made Simple,” School Library Journal)