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am 10. Oktober 2013
Der Author ist eine Legende, ist aber auch selbstverliebt und einen Tick zu geltungsbedürftig. Trotzdem kann man Dick Marcinko nicht abstreiten, die Notwendigkeit erkannt zu haben, eine der besten Spezialeinheiten der Welt aufzubauen und dann auch das Durchhaltevermögen bewiesen hat (wenn auch teils aus reiner Dickköpfigkeit), sich gegen ein starres Militärsystem durchzusetzen.

Marcinko erzählt von seiner eigenen Karriere erst bei den Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), von seinen Erlebnisen im Vietnam-Krieg und dann vom Leben bei den SEALs. Dort, erst als Mitglied von SEAL Team Two. hat er später SEAL Team Six, eine Tier One Einheit zur Terrorbekämpfung (u.a.) gegründet und als erster Kommandeur dieser gedient.

Erstaunlicherweise hat er nicht dort aufgehört, sondern nach ein paar Jahren Red Cell gegründet und geleitet, einer Einheit, die sich aus SEAL-Operatoren zusammensetzte und die Sicherheit von Militärbasen in den USA getestet hat.

FAZIT: Absolut lesenswert, wenn man sich über die Entstehung von SEAL und speziell SEAL Team Six interessiert und sich nicht über den Macho-Schreibstil von Marcinko aufregt.
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am 16. März 1998
In the late 80's, working in the Washington DC area, I worked with some guys who had sneaked onto Subic Bay Naval Base with Red Cell; this was long before I knew what Red Cell was. They spoke about the goofy stuff they did, and crazy adventures they had (they were part of a civilian video crew that taped all Red Cell activities), and also about "Dick" and what a demanding SOB he was. But, they always had that edge of awe and challenge that made the stories more than the run-of-the-mill war stories you hear all over DC. Some have complained that Marcinko talks too much about himself, but then, this is a book of autobiography, not history or journalism. Marcinko has an big ego, no doubt, and he does trip over it occasionally, but following the "you will not fail" attitude he has always set for himself, and the leadership goals he strives to attain, demands oversized self-confidence. In his world, weakness is not facilitated, enabled, overcomered, or an excuse - it just kills you. And make no mistake, he does write up his own blunders and foulups as such. Would that more leaders in private, government, and military circles had this attitude.
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TOP 1000 REZENSENTam 1. März 2010
Leben und Persönlichkeit von Dick Marcinko sind ohne Zweifel der Stoff für eine spannende Autobiografie. Ich bin durch das PS3-Spiel "Rogue Warrior" auf das Buch aufmerksam geworden.

Leider machen die sehr spannenden Schilderungen von Einsätzen und Erlebnissen nur einen relativ kleinen Teil des Buches aus. Der Rest besteht aus Schilderungen von endlosen Gesprächen mit Schwerpunkt interner NAVY-Politik, Bürokratie und Postenschacher.

Ein interessantes Buch, leider mit zahlreichen (zumindest für Navy-Aussenseiter) langweiligen Passagen. Auf für ihn unangenehme Dinge (zB. genaue Gründe für Verurteilung), geht der Autor nur sehr oberflächlich bis gar nicht ein. Auch ist das Macho-Geprahle mit Kills und endlosen Frauengeschichten (insbes. mit Prostituierten) während daheim Ehefrau und Kinder jahrelang auf den Autor gewartet haben, nicht jedermanns Sache. (Fazit: 3,5 bis 4 Sterne)
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am 20. Mai 2000
I read all the time. However, the original Rogue Warrior autobiography was the only book I ever read where people actually stopped me to tell me they read the book and loved it. It is that good.
Currently Marcinko and Weisman co-author novels which are fiction but possibly based on real situations. the rest of the series is fiction but its the type of fiction that borders on being or at least seems real.
But this book, the first and the actual autobiography of Marcinko is unbelievable. Exciting, interesting, historical it does it all. No fiction you will read will ever match this book. The SEAL Training, Vietnam, the missions...this book is the real deal.
If you have not read this original autobiography or if you are simply looking for a good but this is for you.
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am 26. September 2010
Marchinko's Rogue Warrior is a unique book - i read it in translation when I was 16 an it taught me how to curse properly and spit on the ground. Now I'm reading it when 24 and it still has something to teach me - not about warfare, not about shooting, jumping, kicking ass and taking names, but about dedication and goals. It does describe the fate of an incredible person, and throughout the book you will see that it's not just bread and bullets, it a lot of struggle, devotion and focus towards the things you believe in. I've even given this book to a couple of friends (girls) - one of them said that if women read that kind of books, there would be no need for white covered, elegant looking, pink pink titled books with names like: "101 things you didn't know about men".

Buy it.
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am 2. April 1998
I have much first hand knowledge of some of CDR Marcinko's exploits and heard many stories while in the Navy, working with various SEAL Teams as an intelligence officer. In short, he was a warrior's warrior and a gutsy guy, but his ego got the best of him. He was sent to jail because he turned into a crook, not just because he torqued off a few folks (which he did with relish). The money he wasted and misappropriated makes $1000 toilet seats look tame. Too bad he had to spoil a great story and life with so much B.S. Still, a good read if you can get past some factual errors and self-aggrandizing drivel.
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am 28. Juli 2000
This book is That-DAM-GOOD. I have read many books on navy seals and the Rogue Warrior series is absolutely, hands down the very best. Richard Marchinko is a true hero who put his life on the line, put the country's best interest first, protected his men and always believed a true leader leads from the front. The writing is very believeable and explained thoroughly. As the top covert team in the military, cmdr. Marchinko believed everything he did was in the best interest of the navy and then they turned on him. You almost feel like Marchinko is telling you the story directly to you. By far, the best book in the series because it is true accounts of his life. Recommend to all.
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am 13. Mai 1999
The hardcore military thrillseeker Richard Marcinko shows the nation top secret involvement by the Navy SEALs and how he was chosen to create and command SEAL Team Six. This group of counterterrorist combat machines consisted of the best the armed forces of The United States had to offer in 1983. SEAL(SEa,Air,Land) Team Six, the most elite and classified counterterrorist units had the toughest jobs to deal with while in Vietnam. Marcinko also tells of the time in 1983 when SEAL Team Six was ordered to test the security of the US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The team easily infiltrated past guards and security to plant enough fake bombs in the embassy to total it. This did get Richard in plenty of trouble because he was always getting "ticked off" at the Navy after his team would raid a US stronghold and conquer it with absolutely no resistance. Marcinko was commonly found creeping through the worst of conditions in Vietnam to complete "snatch" missions, raid VC strongholds without detection, and be the Public Enemy #1 for the Viet Cong. Marcinko spent time in Petersburg Federal Prison for conspiracy to defraud the Navy because he told off too many Naval officers in his time. This just shows how Marcinko played by his rules and took orders only from his very own out-of-control mind. A great book for anyone who is living a movie life and wants to see what a real action hero is all about. Richard Marcinko and his death-defying missions and "So be it" attitude prove plenty of people wrong throughout the book and it will open up your eyes to the amazing top-secret Navy SEALs.
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am 30. August 1998
I read Rogue Warrior when it first came out in 92, right after Marcinko was on 60 minutes. I have also read Colonel Charlie Beckwith's "Delta Force." For those who do not know, Beckwith was the creator of the army DELTA FORCE as well as the JSOC. I found that many of the bureaucratic problems that confronted Marcinko and SEAL TEAM 6 were the same problems faced by Beckwith when he was building DELTA. I found this fascinating. Specifically, Marcinko explains the resistence from the conventional Navy when it came to the streamlined, British SAS type chain of command that SEAL Team 6 fit into. The regular Navy and even the regular SEAL community greatly disliked the new, "clean and direct" JSOC chain of command which was formed for all U.S. counterterrorist units after the failure of Desert One. Colonel Beckwith had similar resistance from the conventional army and even the Green Berets when he was trying to establish DELTA's "SAS" type chain of command in the late seventies. Marcinko tries to hammer the point home that if their is only one thing to know about a "true" special ops unit, it is that the chain of command needs to be "clean and direct." No in between bureaucracy. Just straight lines and clear communication between the SEAL unit and the High Command of the US armed forces. If one pays attention to both books, the similarities of problems encountered are nearly identical. I found Rogue Warrior not only fascinating as an adventure type story, but educational. Marcinko tries to educate the reader about the basic tenants of modern day special ops,ie. the right type of chain of command, proper selection of personnel, the importance of self-contained units that dont have to rely on outside assets for support, etc. Full of specific detail yet has a great story and plot. Another GREAT book about special operations is Gayle River's "The Five Fingers." About an SAS assasination team in Vietnam. Similar to Team 6 missions?
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am 19. Februar 1999
The autobiographical book, Rogue Warrior, is a book that definitely has the quality that makes you not want to put it down. The book is about the author's life from growing up in the poor and rural coal fields in Pennsylvania to dropping out of high school in the late fifties to join the Navy. After a few years in the Navy and after some prompting from some officers, the author earned his diploma. All the while he was working on graduating high school, Captain Marcinko was a member of the Underwater Demolition Teams, the predecessors to the modern day SEAL teams. During his thirty year stay in the Navy, the author ended up securing three college majors and ascending to the rank of Captain (just on rank below flag rank or otherwise known as Admiral) and designing, equipping, training, and leading the world's most elite anti-terrorist force, SEAL team 6. Not bad for a poor high school dropout. The author truly is a remarkable officer and so is his book. I would not recommend this book for people who are democrats, but I would highly recommend this book for those in the military and those who enjoy the military culture our nation shuns for some reason. Lots and lots of stars.
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