Inside Delta Force - Eric Haney

Inside Delta Force

By Eric Haney

  • Release Date: 2002-05-14
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 898 Ratings


Now the inspiration for the CBS Television drama, "The Unit."

Delta Force. They are the U.S. Army's most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won't hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action-to reveal the never-before-told story of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, hostage takers, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft. Survive alone in hostile cities. Speak foreign languages fluently. Strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force Operator.

In this dramatic behind-the-scenes chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best: the Delta Force Operator.

With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it's really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. And from his days in Beirut, Haney tells an unforgettable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting U.S. Marines at the Beirut airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes.

From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Eric Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop around the world.


  • Great read

    By stratus1
    Most people’s heroes are sports players or entertainers. These guys are mine. Thank you to all of the special ops personnel past, current and future.
  • Haney nails it

    By mmiluns
    Haney's account gives a great account of the late-70's, early 80's Delta. Obviously, things have changed since then, but the core things described are still the bread and butter of Unit.
  • Awesome Book

    By Glenn Monville
    I will say this is by far one of the greatest military stories I have read. Eric takes you inside and behind the lines of combat. His perspective is thrilling and engaging. I am honored to know he was in the Delta Force and protected me as an American. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn about one of the real Heroes that are behind our Military. God Bless them and their families. God Bless the USA!
  • Great great read!

    By Crspx
    I have read the book and also bought it on Audible. Both are great but if you had to choose go with the Audible version, the naration is perfect. I've listened to it three times and plan to again.
  • Interesting Read

    By BrianJamesH
    Very good and interesting book. Been trying to find other non-fictional books on this unit, however, they are hard to find. Wish the author would write a "follow-up".
  • Impressive!

    By EchoJulietFoxtrot
    Hard to put my iBook down! Half of me wants to express how I want more of this to read, and another half says no, this should be classified still.
  • Great Story

    By The Mueller's
    A very detailed account about the formation and the early years of Delta Force...great stories.
  • Inside Delta Force

    By ronald thompson
    This is hands down the best book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It grabs you from the first words and keeps hold of you until the very last.
  • Inside delta force

    By Boss00001
  • Courage

    By Teeshot63
    Incredible story, written from the inside on the birth and life within the Delta Force. Although somewhat dated, the book keeps moving and maintains the readers interest throughout. A must read for military buffs,