The Operator

The Seal Team Operative And The Mission That Changed The World



“The Operator” by Robert O’Neill offers an unvarnished glimpse into his 400-mission SEAL Team career. Detailing his journey from Montana to elite military operations, it’s a compelling portrait of bravery and sacrifice in the world’s most challenging combat zones, including key anti-terrorist missions. A riveting, unforgettable read.

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Number of pages: 368

Published: 05 April 2018

SKU: 9781471148156 Categories: ,


“The Operator” is an extraordinary account of a true American hero, Robert O’Neill, a SEAL Team Operator whose remarkable four-hundred-mission career has etched a permanent mark in military history. Authored by O’Neill himself, this book offers a riveting and unfiltered look into the life and times of a SEAL Team member, brought to life through evocative and often jaw-dropping narratives.

The story begins with O’Neill’s upbringing in the scenic town of Butte, Montana, painting a picture of his idyllic childhood. It follows his impulsive decision to join the SEALs, taking readers through the grueling evaluation and training process that shaped him into an elite warrior. O’Neill doesn’t shy away from detailing the arduous journey he undertook to become a part of the SEALs’ most esteemed unit.

“The Operator” is more than just a chronicle of missions; it’s a deep dive into the high-stakes world of counterterrorism and military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It brings to the forefront the intense realities of long-term combat, laced with the unique black humor that only those who’ve been through it can truly understand. This book also sheds light on one of the most critical anti-terrorist operations in military history, offering firsthand insights that have rarely been shared before.

Endorsed by Joby Warrick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” this book is described as a “riveting, unvarnished, and wholly unforgettable portrait of America’s most storied commandos at war.” It is not just a memoir; it’s a tribute to the unyielding spirit of the men and women who serve in the shadows, and a testament to the sacrifices made in the name of freedom and security.

Whether you’re a military aficionado, a history buff, or someone who appreciates powerful, real-life stories of courage and resilience, “The Operator” is a book that promises to engage, enlighten, and inspire.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.3 cm