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The Man Who Warned America : The Life and Death of John O'Neill, the FBI's Embattled Counterterror Warrior Paperback – Bargain Price, June 1, 2004
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"The Man Who Warned America" is an excellent book on the life of John O'Neill, who was probably one of the FBI's best counterterrorism agents. John O'Neill is a name that I had never heard before until this book.
O'Neill would probably be no more memorable than any other FBI agent, except for a man named Osama Bin Laden. O'Neill had partaken in the investigation of almost every America related terrorist event in recent history, including Oklahoma City, the USS Cole in Yemen, the embassy bombings in Africa, and the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. Yet what made O'Neill noteworthy was the fact he fingered Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda as a terrorist threat to the United States in 1995, six years before the infamous attack on the World Trade Center. However, just like a painter without a canvas, O'Neill was a man with an answer to a question no one had the foresight to ask, and no one would listen until it was too late.
The book explores enigma and duality that is O'Neill's personal and professional life. As an FBI agent, O'Neill was second to no one. If it weren't for two indiscretions (one accidental, one the type of thing probably everyone does anyway), O'Neill might have made it to the top spot in the FBI. The book also tells a different side of O'Neill, a womanizer, a chronic liar, and a person who seemingly had no regard for his financial future. Yet, he was a caring father, an insecure mate, and a typical fun-loving American.Read more ›
His was a warm engaging personality. People obviously loved him. Some of his personal relationships with woman were exposed in this book. He kept his life compartmentalized to an extreme degree. To this I would only ask how many of us would like a journlistic sleuth like Mr. Weiss pouring over every personal/financial detail of our lives??? No thanks!
His life will soon be made into a movie and his life has all the attributes that could make a great film . . . courage, lots of girls, smart as hell and driven. To me John O'Neill represents the best in America . . . the very best. He is a hero in the full sense of the word(not just the positive traits, but with tragic flaws as well). For more information check out the PBS Frontline website where they have a free archived program on his life and times. Five Stars. A great read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was found in a donation pile at our library and I enjoy non-fiction reads. It is nice to know that just as there are people who devote their life to religious fanaticism... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Franklin, WV
a lot of ppl don't know this book but more ppl should read it and learn who he was and how the fbi diddn't allow him to do his job...the maverickPublished 13 months ago by Maibeth Knott
Well done. Second reading of this book. Even better second time around. John was a dear friend and a great American. Miss him.Published on August 17, 2013 by J. Sayer
This is a very interesting, if not discouraging, story about people who try to do the right thing for our country.Published on January 18, 2012 by the Oracle
I loved this book. Im famous for starting a book and putting it down and moving on to something else. Not this one! Great true story!Published on April 30, 2010 by Ronald J. Mattioli
"The Man Who Warned America" is a generally excellent accounting of the life and death of John P. O'Neill, a dedicated patriot with an unseemly and secretive personal life. Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by Robert I. Hedges
the book joined together the life of an imperfect man with the struggles of an imperfect world. John O'Neill served his country with a valor and attention to duty in the likes of... Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by Robert Mcdowell