Nada Prouty Ä 1 FREE DOWNLOADUncompromised opens with a M16 being shoved into Nada Prouty s face while she was on a secret mission for the CIA in Bagdad How did she get there She started out as one of the verbally abused and beaten daughter of a Lebanese family She was raised as a Druze a religion that combines Christianity Judaism and Muslim beliefs Not only were she and her sisters maltreated by her arents she was in a religious minority that did not get much respect How did a brave young woman emerge from that backgroundCulture and her father s financial benefit demanded that she be married Off To Another Druze With Higher Financial Assets Also Lebanon to another Druze with higher financial assets Also Lebanon undergoing olitical upheaval and it wasn t safe to be a Druze in her neighborhood anyNada Prouty tells her life story with drama and The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 poignant details from the time that she was a girl trying to survive her father and her brother s beatings to her trip to Detroit to meet up with her older sister and then get an education as a ticket out of her heavilyrescribed lifeShe has a very strong will to survive a keen intellectual mind athletic body and demonstrated her cleverness at a very young age She had to be in order to escape the beatings as much as The National Debt: A Short History possible This is the story of her journey from girlhood to CIA agent and herroblem that Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific put her career and citizenship into jeopardy It is also the story of her role in many highrofile international investigationsI enjoyed reading about her life journey and learning about our investigative institutions It kept my interest throughout the bookI recommend this book to all who are interested in the Middle East the FBI and CIAI received this book as a win from the Library Thing but that in no way influenced my review of this book Nada Prouty is a HeroHer brother and father are AssholesKenneth Chadwell is an AssholeKenneth L Wainstein is an AssholeThat being said Uncompromised The Rise and Fall of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA by Nada Prouty is an incredible history of a woman able to overcome a very difficult childhood in Lebanon to make herself into an American hero She has suffered through an immense amount of difficulties magnified by abuse from an abusive father to become a solid citizen and a major contributor to the battle agai This was a GREAT story but I had to give it three stars for the organization and narrative of the writing But Nada s story is compelling and heartbreaking at the same time Wow I m still reeling a bit from what this woman has gone through First of all her memoir is extremely well told I was expected a lot of telling no showing and was leasantly surprised to find myself hooked from the get go She tells her story well keeps the reader hooked educates as well as entertains Feels kinda wrong to be entertained by a memoir such as this The book starts in Lebanon Nada comes from an abusive household Her arents considered her and her sisters worthless didn t even celebrate their birthdays They doted on her brother gave him the better food aid for his education held the girls down so he could beat them Yea shocking stuff Nada doesn t dwell on that overly long though Soon she is finding a way to escape to the US where she finds not
all Americans were on drugs or in a constant state of drunkenness after all LOLAmericans were on drugs or in a constant state of drunkenness after all LOL made me laugh There s a sham marriage her family coming and taking over her break from them another marriage obtaining a job with the FBI and finally having a family within that organization an organization that later betrayed herShe talks about Pan Am flight 73 hijacking Though she went on a bit too much about this I found it fascinating Having been a child in the 90s I wasn t aware of this history Shocking stuff She also talks about a murder case Then she moves on to the CIAtakes covert missions until her regnancy. Nada Prouty served her country loyally with distinction and as universally acknowledged by her colleagues with great ersonal courage as a CIA covert officer This tale of rampant trampling of citizen's rights is a vivid reminder of the responsibility of citizens to be vigilant against unaccountable government overreach if we hope to keep a strong democracy where the rule of law revails and where a citizen is Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde presumed innocent untilroven guilty Valerie Plame author of Fair GameWhen Nada Prouty came to the United States as a young woman she fell in love with the democracy and freedom of her new home After a childhood in war torn Lebanon with an Hinders the investigation and just wow I m gonna stop there The anthrax on the lane OH MY I was biting a finger nail while reading thatThe books ends with her family again Their mess their accusations their greed and hate got her in trouble with the FBI and CIA Very sad and exciting story both Well done I think
This Woman Could Havewoman could have career as a writer if she never goes back to law enforcement Uncompromised is a owerful memoir Nada Prouty a as a writer if she never goes back to law enforcement Uncompromised is a owerful memoir Nada Prouty a FBI and CIA agent tells the story of how she came to be involved in the War on Terror and how she was accused of spying for Hezbollah She starts her story with her childhood in war torn Lebanon roviding an interesting and important background to both who Nada is as a erson and her desire to serve the United States in the fight against terrorism She then goes on to tell of her immigration to America and how she became first an FBI agent and then later a CIA spy finally Nada concludes with the devastating story of how she became known as Jihad Jane when she was falsely accused of spying for Hezbollah The writing is fairly simple yet works very well for Nada in telling her story There were some The Elephants Journey parts where she discussed her former colleagues especially in discussing her time at the Bureau where I was a little offut because she described her unwavering commitment to justice and often compared it to her colleagues lack of concern about the mission while it may very well be true the tone bothered me a bit in that it made her come across as having a holier than thou I m Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' patriotic than you are attitude But for the mostart I very much enjoyed reading Nada Prouty s story and I think it is definitely an important and timely one to be shared today Guilty And a liar Uncompromised is a owerful and timely memoir Prouty grew up in Beirut Lebanon in the 70 s and 80 s in an oppressive culture Her arents were even severely female hating than most A civil war was right outside her windows and inside her house there was mental and Changing Face of the Hero physical abuse I could almost grok the brutality of the war but the over the top hatred of she and her sisters by her mom dad and Fadi younger brother made no sense Sadly ALL the violence rang true In her late teens she and her older sister escape to America and start attending a Michigan university They make many mistakes along the way which most youngeople doAfter getting her masters in accounting Nada applies to the FBI and is hired Later she The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry parlays her intelligence and Arabic language and culture skills into a CIAost She does some excellent and extremely dangerous work in America s StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story post 911 war against terrorism Then her family strikes again Her n er do well brother attempts to wrest his millionaire brother in law s business from him by betraying he and his oldest sister s tax irregularities The FBI hasromised him a reward for fighting terror and his brother in law is a handy target since he s hiding his income by stashing it in the Middle East where the IRS can t find it The FBI uses this to nail the brother in law for IRS fraud and for suspicion of funding Mid East terrorism Fadi hates Nada because she s a success In his jealousy and his sense of entitlement he also implicates her as a counter spy This is too good to be true for the overzealous FBI investigators They see the situation as a chance to make a huge name for themselves in America s fight against terror Call the It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life pressI was amazed at how uickly Prouty s FBI and CIA co workers and higher ups who d heapedraises on her and given her very delicate missions to complete suddenly Lignin Biodegradation poofed when she was being investigated They withdrew their support in an attempt to deflect any backwash Prouty and her husband also CIA are on their own their bank accounts frozen reporters holding them hostage in their Busive father and facing therospect of an arranged marriage she jumped at the chance to forge her own Pure Chance path in America aath that led to exciting undercover work in the FBI then the CIA As a leading agent widely lauded by her colleagues she worked on the most high The Lady and the Lionheart profile terrorism cases in recent history including the hunt for Saddam Hussein and the bombing of the USS Cole oftenutting her life on the line and usually getting her manBut all this changed in the wake of 911 at the height of anti Arab fervor when federal investigators charged Prouty with assing intelligence to Hezbollah Lacking sufficient evidence to make their case in court ro.
her The media appears on 60 Minutes and the ublic and US Government begin to look into her situation She s able to reinstate her naturalized US citizenship and get her bank accounts unfrozen and best of all start rebuilding her reputationThis is a cautionary tale about being an outsider dealing with rejudice racial religious and gender but mostly it s about overcoming oppression She first learned about how unscrupulous individuals will exploit others to gain Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church power and money when she lived through Beirut s ideological and religious civil war This was in conjunction with the extreme gender bias herarents displayed Gender bias is endemic in many Mid East societies but her A (kinda) Country Christmas parents had very little value or love for their three daughters They taught their youngest Fadi a boy to beat and mentally oppress his older sisters in emulation of their attitude The FBI investigators androsecutors were rogue agents who saw a way to make a name for themselves and gain ower just as Fadi did Sadly Prouty was in their line of their fire The career she loved was ruined and for awhile her belief in her adopted country was destroyed This book is another step in recovering bothProuty s writing isn t inspired but it s clear On the surface this book can seem self serving and I suppose some will read it that way but it rings true to me She was on the front lines on our war on terror On her many undercover missions to the Mid East she had her eyes and heart open and used her inside knowledge to help bring bad guys to justice and to revent them from carrying out their horrible deeds She did so at great risk to herself In my opinion she s an American atriot who we should be roud of and who should continue to be National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 proud of herself I was not familiar with Nada Prouty s storyrior to receiving Uncompromised from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers rogram and I m not sure I can say I m articularly glad to know it now Mostly it was just completely disgusting and made me embarrassed for my country and what was done to her Nada was born in Lebanon and came to the United States both to get away from her incredibly oppressive family and to get an education She made some mistakes when she was first here most notably marrying a man in order to gain citizenship but her eventual service to our country should have made up for it She went on to serve in both the FBI and the CIA and by all er most accounts her first hand knowledge of the Middle East and the Arabic language were extremely valuableThen of course she gets completely shafted for no real reason You can see it coming a mile away not just because of the revealing title but because it s set up in a retty obvious wayOverall this was an interesting read though again it embarrassed the hell out of me I also found the flow to be a little off The first 34 or so dealt with her life in Lebanon her immigration to the United States and her service to the intelligence communities Then it dealt with the fall and that ortion felt a little rushed and wasn t nearly as detailed This was a really interesting book that definitely kept the Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory pages turning The author was simply trying to serve the country that she d grown to love but our government sure did make it difficult for herOverall I found the writing to be fine but it felt like the end was a little rushed About 34 of the book is a build up to the ridiculousness and then it s just sort of rushed through I felt like the reasons she was set up should have been gotten into with a little depthI would certainly recommend it to a friend and I m glad I read it Also thanks to the LibraryThing Early Reviewersrogram for the copy of thisConvicted Her The Media
Boo. Secutors Went To The Media Suggesting That SheSecutors went to the media suggesting that she committed treason Prouty dubbed Jihad Jane by the New York Post was uickly cast as a terrorist mastermind by the relentless 24 hour news cycle and a scandal hungry Charming the Firefighter public ate it upThough the CIA and federal judge eventually exonerated Prouty of all charges she was dismissed from the agency and stripped of her citizenship In Uncompromised Prouty tells her whole story in a bid to restore her name and reputation in the country that she loves Beyond a thrilling story of espionage and betrayal this is a sobering commentary on cultural alienation theower of fear and what it means to truly love America.