The Navy Seal book is one of the few books still in print and accessible.
It’s about the life of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Seal Team Six, the secretive SEAL team responsible for high-risk missions like the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.
The book was published by the Naval Historical Foundation in 2001.
The Naval Historical Institute is currently publishing the book online.
The library is in the process of revising the manuscript, but it’s expected to come out later this year.
“We’re just getting started, but the manuscript is getting closer and closer to being done,” says Mike Vakoch, the president and CEO of the Naval History Institute.
“The book is not going to go away,” he says.
Vakich says the book is part of the heritage of the SEALs, and the SEAL book is still available on Amazon.
But the SEAL books are no longer being made available online.
They’re now being sold on bookstore shelves.
“You’ve got a book that was created for the SEAL team, and that’s going to be out of print for the foreseeable future,” says Vakoz.
“So we are looking at the possibility of trying to figure out what is the best way to continue to preserve that book.”
The book is also still available online at Amazon.com.
The authors of the book are currently working on a new edition, which will include the book’s original illustrations, an exclusive photo album, a history lesson and the original book’s title page.
Vachoch says he hopes to have it out before the end of the year.
With files from CBC Radio One’s Ottawa Morning