“It was easier to think of being shot than of shooting a mate.”The U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force unit has been the focus of many popular books, ranging from first-hand accounts by former members, to action and adventure novels. Here are some of the most in-depth and enjoyable reads you will find about America’s top fighting force.
– Eric Haney, Former Delta Operator
Delta Force: A Memoir by the Founder of the U.S. Military’s Most Secretive Special-Operations Unit
Col. Charlie Beckwith, Delta Force FounderConsidered the definitive insider’s account of the U.S. Army’s special operations unit known as Delta Force. Written by Colonel Charles A. Beckwith, legendary founder of the Delta Force, this memoir offers a detailed account of the unit’s creation and development.
Inside Delta Force
Eric Haney, Former Delta OperatorFounding Delta Force member Eric Haney takes readers behind the scenes of America’s supersecret special operations unit. From the selection process to real-world missions, Haney offers exclusive insight into the life of a Delta Operator.
Haney was admonished by some team members for revealing operational details that many believed should have remained secret. His book is among our top picks for this reason.
The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
Pete Blaber, Former Delta OperatorFormer Delta Force commander Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous and significant military operations of our time. From exciting stories about top-secret missions, to personal achievements and realizations, Blaber uses his intimate special warfare knowledge to help better prepare his reader’s for life’s important victories.
Fiction / Novels
Michael Stephen FuchsAuthor Michael Stephen Fuchs takes readers on a wild ride after Islamic terrorists hack into America’s vital defense networks and launch attacks on Western cities. U.S. intelligence services discover that the terrorists are using an online video game to rehearse for the attacks, prompting Delta Operators, aided by an information security expert from the Department of Homeland Security, to go inside the game to defeat them.
The adventure doesn’t end there, with Delta and SEAL teams performing assaults and ambushes in a variety of environments.
Counter-Assault (D-Boys 2)
Michael Stephen FuchsThe second D-Boys book from Michael Stephen Fuchs immerses readers into the world of Sergeant Major Eric Rheinhardt, a retiring Delta Operator who is called back into action after his former mentor becomes involved on the wrong side of Middle Eastern affairs.
A third book in this series, Close Quarters Battle, is expected in 2016.