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The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers

Author: Douglas C. Waller
Reviewer's Age: Grade 8

This book is about the training of different kinds of commandos. It has information about the training of Navy SEALS, Green Berets, helicopter pilots, and Delta Force operatives. It also has information about what commandos did in Operation Desert Storm a.k.a. the Persian Gulf War. I liked this book a lot because it showed how hard it is to become a commando. Navy SEALS go through what is called "Hell Week" where for five days they have intense physical tests and get only 4 hours total sleep for all five days. The reason that there is all this information is that the author actually observed their training.