NEW YORK (AP) – The The retired US Navy admiral who led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden continues his writing career.
William McRaven is adapting his best-selling “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life … And Maybe The World” for a younger audience. Little brown books for young readers announced on Monday that McRaven’s “Make Your Bed With Skipper a Seal” will be released on October 12th.
“When my three children were young, I always took the time to read to them,” McRaven said in a statement. “I found that adventure stories and overcoming challenges shaped their characters and inspired them to do their best. I hope ‘Make Your Bed With Skipper the Seal’ is such a book! “
McRaven, 65, was running the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in 2011 when a team of Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in Pakistan. He also directed the 2009 rescue of Richard Phillips, a ship captain captured by Somali pirates and later portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 2013 film “Captain Phillips”. McRaven, himself a former SEAL, retired from the Navy in 2014.
Financial details for his new book were not disclosed. McRaven was represented by Robert Barnett, the Washington attorney whose other clients range from former President Barack Obama to writer James Patterson.
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