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The Unit : my life fighting terrorists as one of America's most secret military operatives / Adam Gamal ; with Kelly Kennedy.

Gamal, Adam, (author.). Kennedy, Kelly, (author.).


"The first and only book to ever be written by a member of America's most secret military unit -- an explosive and unlikely story of immigration, service, and sacrifice. Inside our military is a team of operators whose work is so secretive that the name of the unit itself is classified. Highly-trained in warfare, self-defense, infiltration, and deep surveillance, "the Unit," as the Department of Defense has asked us to refer to it, has been responsible for preventing dozens of terrorist attacks in the Western world. Never before has a member of this unit shared their story -- until now. From Adam Gamal, one of the only Muslim Arab Americans to serve inside "the Unit," comes a gripping firsthand account of our nation's most secretive military group. When Adam arrived in the United States at the age of nineteen, he spoke no English, and at 5'1" and 112 pounds, he was far from what you might expect of a soldier. But compelled into service by a debt he felt he owed to his new country, he rose through the ranks of the military to become one of its most elite and skilled operators. With humor and humility, Adam shares stories of life-threatening injuries, of the camaraderie and capabilities of his team, of the incredible missions -- but also of the growth he experienced as he learned to adhere to more moderate Islamic beliefs. Enthralling and eye-opening, The Unit is at once a gripping account of the fight against terror and an urgent examination of the need for diversity" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250278173
  • ISBN: 1250278171
  • Physical Description: xiv, 290 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 281-290)
Formatted Contents Note:
One Crazy Egyptian -- Inhaling The Breeze -- A World Of Walls -- Most Secret Unit-in Egypt -- Outlaws -- Coming To America -- Preliminary Payback -- FNG -- Muslim Light -- Soldier Of The Year -- The Women Are The Ones Who Weave The Pattern -- The All- American Dream -- False Prophet -- Selected -- Catching Flies With Honey -- I Never Wanted To Be A Driver -- The Mouth Of The River -- Hakuna Matata -- Respite -- The Setup -- A Leap Of Faith -- I Didn't Die -- Eggs Over Easy -- Buried At Sea -- Mosque Like A Mask -- A Path Forward -- A Folded Flag.
Subject: Gamal, Adam.
United States. Army. Special Forces > Biography.
United States. Army > Commando troops.
Special operations (Military science) > United States > History.
Terrorism > United States > Prevention.
Egyptian Americans > Biography.
Muslims > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 11 of 16 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 356.16709 GAMAL 2024 (Text) 0001012540467 Nonfiction New Available -

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