Mark Owen

MARK OWEN is a former member of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team Six. In his many years as a Navy SEAL, he has participated in hundreds of missions around the globe, including the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean in 2009. Owen was a team leader on Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Owen was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist mastermind’s hideout, where he witnessed Bin Laden’s death. Mark Owen’s account of the raid, in No Easy Day, remains the only accurate eyewitness account on record. KEVIN MAURER has covered special operations forces for nine years. He has been embedded with the Special Forces in Afghanistan six times, spent a month in 2006 with special operations units in East Africa, and has embedded with US forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.

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The Magic Hour

“Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach…”   Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poems all her life. Last year, realising how […]

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An Artificial Revolution

Insightful and thought-provoking, AN ARTIFICIAL REVOLUTION is a much-needed primer on the intersection of technology and geopolitical forces shaping the future of civilisation. Ivana Bartoletti’s riveting analysis of the current AI landscape, its potential and its pitfalls, is essential reading for us all. Think of AI and it conjures up futuristic images of driverless cars […]

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How To Be a Buddhist Millionaire

All of us instinctively know that there is more to life than money. But how can we do anything to change this when faced with the daily pressures of bills and deadlines?  In How to be a Buddhist Millionaire, Matt Jardine provides 9 simple lessons to help us find fulfilment in a money-centric world. He aims […]

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