Robert O'Neill

1 The Operator

Author : Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  This instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller—“a jaw-dropping, fast-paced account” (<i>New York Post</i>) recounts SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s incredible four-hundred-mission career, including the attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips, and which culminated in the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist—Osama bin Laden.<br /><br />In <i>The Operator</i>, Robert O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O’Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods<i>,</i> not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills—and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he’d trained with and fought beside never made it home.<br /><br /> “Impossible to put down…<i>The Operator</i> is unique, surprising, a kind of counternarrative, and certainly the other half of the story of one of the world’s most famous military operations…In the larger sense, this book is about…how to be human while in the very same moment dealing with death, destruction, combat” (Doug Stanton, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author). O’Neill describes the nonstop action of his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military’s most selective units, and reveals details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history. This is “a riveting, unvarnished, and wholly unforgettable portrait of America’s most storied commandos at war” (Joby Warrick).

2 The Pacific War

Author : Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-07-20
Description :  On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes appeared from the clouds above Pearl Harbor and fundamentally changed the course of history; with this one surprise attack the previously isolationist America was irrevocably thrown into World War II. This definitive history reveals each of the major battles that America would fight in the ensuing struggle against Imperial Japan, from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter reveals both the horrors of the battle and the Allies' grim yet heroic determination to wrest victory from what often seemed to be certain defeat, offering a valuable guide to the long road to victory in the Pacific.

3 I am Soldier

Author : Robert O'Neill & Richard Holmes
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2011-12-20
Description :  I am Soldier brings together the profiles of sixty soldiers who have fought over the past 2,500. These vivid accounts graphically depict the role of the soldier in battle often using the soldiers' own words to reveal what they felt during the chaos of war and its aftermath. From the Spartans at Thermopylae to the war in the Persian Gulf, this book shows the lives of the individual men and woman who made up the great armies that changed the world.

4 Gallipoli

Author : Ashley Ekins, Robin Prior, Stephen Bradley, Peter Burness, Peter Pedersen, John Tonkin-Covell, Kenan Çelik, Holger Afflerbach, Harvey Broadbent, Colonel Frédéric Guelton, Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Rana Chhina, Rhys Crawley, Janda Gooding & Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2013-02-16
Description :  For the first time showcasing a unique and extensive range of Australian War Memorial photographs, ‘Gallipoli: a Ridge too far’ describes the pivotal events of that momentous year as they affected all the countries involved. The book combines fresh perspectives from the world’s leading authorities, including Turkish and German historians, together with soldiers’ letters and diary accounts.<br /><br /> In early August 1915, after months of stalemate in the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops launched a series of assaults in an all-out attempt to break the deadlock and achieve a decisive victory. The ‘August offensive’ resulted in heartbreaking failure and costly losses on both sides. Many of the sites of the bloody struggle became famous names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay. Debate has continued to the present day over the strategy and planning, the real or illusory opportunities for success, and the causes of failure in what became the last throw of the dice for the Allies.<br /><br /> This new book about the Gallipoli battles arises out of a major international conference at the Australian War Memorial in 2010 to mark the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Keynote speaker Professor Robin Prior led a range of international authorities from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, India and Turkey to present their most recent research findings. The result was significant: never before had such a range of views been presented, with fresh German and Turkish perspectives offered alongside those of British and Australasian historians. For the resulting book, the papers have been edited and the text has been augmented with soldiers’ letters and diary accounts, as well as a large number of photographs and maps.<br /><br /> Ashley Ekins is Head of the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. He specialises in the history of the First World War and the Vietnam War. He has published widely on the role of Australian soldiers in the First World War and contributed chapters to several books, including the volume he compiled and edited, ‘1918 Year of Victory: The end of the Great War and the shaping of history’ (Exisle 2010), and ‘War Wounds: Medicine and the trauma of conflict’ (Exisle 2011), which he co-edited with Elizabeth Stewart.<br /><br /> The following distinguished historians from around the world have contributed to this book: Robin Prior – University of Adelaide, Australia, Stephen Bradley – University of Wolverhampton, UK, Ashley Ekins – Australian War Memorial, Australia, Peter Burness – Australian War Memorial, Australia, Peter Pedersen – Australian War Memorial, Australia, John Tonkin-Covell – New Zealand Command and Staff College, New Zealand, Kenan Çelik – Formerly at Onzekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey, Holger Afflerbach – University of Leeds, UK, Harvey Broadbent – Macquarie University, Australia, Colonel Frédéric Guelton – French Military Archives, Vincennes, France, Elizabeth Greenhalgh – University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia, Rana Chhina – India Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, India, Rhys Crawley – Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, Australia, Janda Gooding – Australian War Memorial, Australia, Robert O’Neill – Former Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford, UK

5 The Road to Victory

Author : Dale Dye & Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2011-11-20
Description :  On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably thrown into the fray as the Second World War erupted. This new history by military specialists, Osprey Publishing, reveals each of the battles America would fight against Imperial Japan from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter reveals the horrors of battle and the grim determination to wrest victory from certain defeat. Using an astonishing collection of wartime imagery and complete with dozen of full-colour maps, this is an invaluable visual guide to the road to victory.

6 The operator

Author : Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-10-24
Description :  Nella notte fra il 1º e il 2 maggio 2011, mentre nella <i>situation room</i> della Casa Bianca il presidente Barack Obama seguiva in un silenzio carico di tensione una delle operazioni militari più segrete della storia, a dodicimila chilometri di distanza, in un compound di Abbottabad, nel Pakistan occidentale, un raid dei Navy SEAL, le forze speciali della marina degli Stati Uniti, metteva fine alla vita di Osama bin Laden, il terrorista più ricercato al mondo. La tragedia dell'11 settembre - una ferita ancora aperta nella carne viva di un'intera nazione - sembrava finalmente avere trovato giustizia.<br /><br />Fin dal giorno dopo, però, le circostanze della morte del capo di al-Qaeda suscitarono innumerevoli interrogativi e contribuirono ad alimentare le tante teorie del complotto. Chi erano gli uomini che avevano portato a termine la missione? Chi l'aveva pianificata? Se bin Laden era davvero morto, chi, materialmente, aveva premuto il grilletto?<br /><br />In <i>The Operator</i> Robert O'Neill, il Navy SEAL dal cui fucile partirono i colpi letali, risponde a queste domande ripercorrendo le varie fasi dell'operazione e ricostruendo, quasi in presa diretta, gli ultimi istanti di vita dello «sceicco del terrore». Il racconto di O'Neill, però, muove da lontano, dall'infanzia trascorsa a caccia di cervi nei boschi del Montana alla decisione di arruolarsi e di sottoporsi all'addestramento più duro, spietato e selettivo del mondo per essere ammesso nel corpo d'élite per eccellenza della marina militare americana. Quindi il dispiegamento in Iraq, alla ricerca dei terroristi, poi in Afghanistan, nella guerra contro i talebani. Quasi diciassette anni di carriera, quattrocento missioni, un succedersi ininterrotto di operazioni condotte sempre nella massima segretezza.<br /><br />Ma O'Neill non racconta solo la guerra. Anzi. Il suo sguardo si sofferma piuttosto su tutto ciò che «precede» il combattimento vero e proprio: la meticolosa, quasi maniacale pianificazione, l'addestramento continuo ed estenuante, lo stress emotivo dell'attesa. E poi l'angoscia, che si ripresenta, puntuale, al momento di lasciare la famiglia. Come pure le tante ore di noia trascorse nelle basi militari di mezzo mondo, tra eccessi, spacconate, bevute colossali ed epiche sfide alla playstation.<br /><br />Per arrivare, infine, a quel compound di Abbottabad, quando, nel visore notturno a infrarossi, compare l'ombra dell'uomo che da dieci anni rappresenta il peggiore incubo dell'America.

7 El operador

Author : Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-02-27
Description :  Robert O’Neill afirma que fue él quien mató a Osama bin Laden, y nadie lo ha desmentido. Pero esto es lo menos importante de su vida y de lo que nos cuenta en este libro. Porque O’Neill intervino en unas cuatrocientas misiones de guerra en Irak y Afganistán, participó en la operación que liberó al capitán Phillips de los piratas somalíes y en el rescate del «único superviviente» Marcus Luttrell, por todo lo cual fue condecorado en cincuenta y dos ocasiones, incluyendo dos estrellas de plata y cuatro de bronce. Y porque su libro no es solo un relato de lucha, de convivencia con unos compañeros de quienes dependía su supervivencia, sino también la historia de un hombre que ha vivido la dura experiencia de los SEAL, preocupado por su esposa y sus hijas, por la casa y la hipoteca, en unos años en que apenas podía pasar unos pocos días en su hogar y en que cada despedida podía ser la última.

8 L'opérateur

Author : Robert O'Neill
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military  Travel & Adventure  Military 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2017-11-14
Description :  <b>Le témoignage exceptionnel du Navy SEAL aux 400 missions de combat qui a éliminé Ben Laden.</b><br /><br />Durant ses vingt années de service au sein des Navy SEAL, dont la plupart passées dans l’unité la plus secrète, Robert O’Neill a été déployé plus d’une douzaine de fois en opérations extérieures et a participé à plus de 400 missions opérationnelles. Certaines d’entre elles comptent parmi les plus célèbres de l’unité : le sauvetage de Marcus Luttrell (Le Survivant), la libération du capitaine Richard Phillips, pris en otage par des pirates somaliens, et bien sûr l’extraordinaire opération <i>Neptune’s Spear</i> : l’assaut sur le compound d’Oussama Ben Laden, au cours duquel Robert O’Neill se retrouvera face à face avec l’homme le plus recherché de la planète.<br />Mais au-delà de ces opérations emblématiques, <i>L’Opérateur</i> retrace le parcours d’un jeune homme déterminé qui va subir des épreuves de sélection parmi les plus difficiles au monde et qui, mission après mission, apprendra à maîtriser l’art de la guerre pour devenir un soldat d’exception.<br />Un récit stupéfiant, raconté avec passion, qui apporte un éclairage nouveau sur l’une des unités des opérations spéciales les plus prestigieuses de l’armée américaine.<br /><br /><b>Une plongée haletante au cœur des forces spéciales américaines !</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />Je promenai mon regard sur les 500 crânes rasés court des autres candidats assis sur les gradins devant moi. Ils se tournèrent comme une seule tête quand un second SEAL arriva sur le côté de la piscine pour annoncer les règles de l’épreuve. Je me sentis soudain ridicule. Chacun des 500 apprentis héros était persuadé de pouvoir devenir SEAL, comme tous les autres gars qui s’engageaient un jour ou l’autre dans la Navy. En quoi pouvais-je être différent ?<br />La seule chose intelligente que j’avais faite en signant mon engagement – et encore, uniquement parce que mon ami des Marines avait insisté pour que je le fasse – avait été de demander au recruteur d’écrire noir sur blanc que j’aurais trois possibilités de passer les épreuves de présélection pour les SEAL. Un vrai coup de chance.<br />Je réussis à me débrouiller pour passer l’épreuve de natation, mais dès que j’entamai les pompes – qui doivent être effectuées à la perfection, sinon elles ne comptent pas –, je sus que je ne serais jamais capable d’effectuer le minimum requis de 42. Comme je m’y attendais, ce fut un désastre. Éliminé.<br /><br />CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE<br /><br />Robert O’Neill est entré dans l’histoire en tirant les trois coups de feu qui ont tué ben Laden, mais si vous pensez que cette opération était extrême, attendez de lire celles qui l’ont précédée. Un proverbe affirme que ‘‘Les grandes batailles ne sont accordées qu’aux grands guerriers.’’ Ce fut le cas pour Robert O’Neill. - <b>Marcus Luttrell, auteur des livres <i>Le Survivant</i> et <i>Retour au combat</i></b><br /><br />Un récit rythmé, à s’en décrocher la mâchoire. - <b><i>New York Post</i></b><br /><br />Un témoignage poignant.. Avec force détails et une écriture directe, O’Neill décrit certaines des 400 opérations de contre-terrorisme ou de combats rapprochés auxquels il a pris part en Irak, en Afghanistan ou ailleurs au cours de sa carrière dans les Navy SEAL. Un livre passionnant et révélateur de certains des épisodes les plus marquants de l’histoire militaire américaine. - <b><i>Washington Times</i></b><br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br />Né en 1981, <b>Robert O'Neill</b> a été décoré à 52 reprises - notamment par deux « Silver Stars » et trois « Bronze Stars », qui comptent parmi les plus hautes distinctions dans l’armée américaine. Il a effectué l'essentiel de sa carrière au sein du SEAL Team Six, l'unité la plus secrète.

9 Inflation

Author : Robert O'Neill, Jeff Ralph & Paul A. Smith
Genre :  Economics  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $109.99
Release Date :  2017-11-06
Description :  This book is a non-technical introduction to the history of – and current measurement practice of – inflation for the United Kingdom, with comparative international case studies.&#xa0;The authors describe the historical development of inflation measures in a global context, and do so without using formal mathematical language and related jargon that relates only to a few specialist scholars. Although inflation is a widely used and quoted statistic, and despite the important role inflation plays in real people’s lives – through pension uprating, train tickets, interest rates and the work of economists – few people understand how it is created. O’Neill, Ralph and Smith mix historical data with a description of practices inside the UK statistical system and abroad, which will aid understanding of how this important economic statistic is produced, and the important and controversial choices that statisticians have made over time.

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