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90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
- Title: 90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
- Author: William Stevenson Uri Dan
- ISBN: null
- Page: 456
- Format: Kindle Edition
The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel toThe incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages.In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast paced hour by hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety minute mission In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin s support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities An illustration of one nation s undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale.Although first written in 1976 and published within weeks of the event , Stevenson s account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern day political climate A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Recent Comments "90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages"
This book is detailed on the strategy and operations behind the one of the most heroic rescue operations in history- and as such is an exciting read on espionage and counter-terrorism. But it also helps to illustrate that what Operation Thunderbolt was all about is that Israel does have the most powerful reasons for it's existence. Without Israel the hostages at Entebbe would have died or become hostages in a terror war aimed at destroying all that is good on the face of the earth. The hostages [...]
A great story - I've always thought this series of events would be unbelievable as fiction, but they did it. When I went to Marine boot camp in fall of '76, this had happened only a few months earlier, but there was already a TV documentary about it. The only times our drill instructors turned on the TV in the squadbay were at Christmas and to show us that documentary - the senior drill instructor said, basically, 'Watch and learn. This is what an elite military organization in action looks like [...]
Exciting and in-depth report of an amazing incident -- feels like fiction, but it rings of the truth!While perhaps not a literary work of art, 90 Minutes at Entebbe reveals a small but important piece of history that is often forgotten, and shows the reader a startlingly intense moment in the history and triumph of the Israeli Defense Forces.Chock full of true heroes, this book is a good read, and highly desirable for lovers of history. We would give this book its five full stars were it not for [...]
The raid on Entebbe was a huge event in the history of the war on terror and in the foundation of special operations for the world's militaries. The author did a terrible, terrible job of describing one of the greatest special operations missions in the twentieth century. The book uses a news format which doesn't work very well. It jumps from subject to subject and person to person too quickly and inconsistently to allow the reader the chance to develop a timeline and perception of the events. A [...]
Children of the 21st century (of which I have two) have only known of terror being carried out by Muslim extremists against the nations of the West. In my youth, terrorist organizations such as the Japanese Red Army, the Baader-Meinhof gang as well as infamous terrorists like Carlos The Jackal were regular news stories in the 1970s as these groups agitated for Palestinian autonomy, the political isolation of Israel, and the furtherance of communist aims. One of these terrorist acts was the 1976 [...]
Why is Israel such a powerful nation today? Read this unbelievable rescue story to understand the resilience of the nation, its leadership and courage. Shows how to treat terror with tact, guile, speed and decisivenessis book is a true story and captures narrations from the hostages, their grief, courage and perseverance. In the entire operation, only one member of the Israeli rescue team was lost. It shows the meticulous planning, execution and conviction of the entire team. One cannot believe [...]
I read this book 31 years ago, when I was in grade 7. It was on a rack of paperback "extra reading" books that had been put out by the librarian and teachers of my tiny 65 student Catholic elementary school in rural Western Canada. That's 65 students including all of grades 1 through 8! I found it an exciting read when I was 12 years old and it made a big impression on my young mind. The bravery and heroism of the Israelis rang as true and just. In retrospect, I think that this book, along with [...]
This book is a great account of the raid on Entebbe that freed a plane full of mostly Israeli passengers from terrorists hiding out under the protection of Idi Amin, Uganda's strongman. The event was a stunning victory by Israeli special forces and Mossad. It helped to create an aura of invincibility that undoubtedly deterred other terrorist attacks in the years that followed.A handful of lives were lost and the Uganda's exacted some revenge on people left behind, however it was considered to be [...]
The Entebbe operation is one of the most daring, spectacular and successful military operations of the 20th century. It is not so well-known outside of Israel, but I think most readers will find this book hard to put down. The book does full justice to the military , political and humanitarian sides of the story.
This is one of books which can give you chills. Amazingly written and must read for non-fiction lovers. In the end you probably realize the power, courage and reach of Israel.
THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE MOST HEROIC ANTI TERRORIST RESCUES OF ALL TIME.
This book recounts the amazing feat of counter-terrorism in which Israeli special forces secretly flew into Uganda and rescued Jewish hostages who had been on a plane hijacked by German and Palestinian terrorists (aided and abetted by the mad dictator Idi Amin). However, for a book with "Full Inside Story" in its subtitle, this account was disappointingly sparse on details at some points. The description of the "90 minutes" of the actual raid takes up maybe 20 pages out of 240 and is the least d [...]
Interesting readGood overview of the Israeli rescue operation at Entebbe. A little detached but interesting nonetheless. I was really hoping for a more insider look at actual events rather than this synopsis. Still an interesting read.
I read this book many years ago, but it was an excellent one to read again.
Good historical overview, but a little dry.
A great book - very interesting event in the history of Israel.The brother of the present Prime-Minister of Israel was the only man killedin this operation.
With Courage & Determination The story of the rescue of the hostages by the Israeli Army makes for good reading even if this story were a work of fiction. The reality of this story, the gritty determination and courage of the Israeli personnel resonates just as clearly today. Unfortunately for the free world, we live with the terrorist threat today. The methods may differ, but, the reality of terrorist acts remains with us today. From the reading of this story, what we see here is the gritty [...]
i thought that this book was excellent, i usually dont like to read because i dont have the time for it but when i started to read this i almost couldnt stop. but the whole accounting of it in the format it was wrote in was clever, the book was also suspenseful on what the upcoming events that took place but not a total 5 stars because it seemed like it had some dry and boring spots but other than that a great first hand account book.
A thrillride! I read this as it was on my Grandma's shelves when she died and it felt like an adventure. I wasn't disappointed. This is an account of the hijack and kidnap that we see right at the end of the movie, The Last King of Scotland. It's an insane rescue mission and if you don't know the details I won't spoil it. True story.
Terrorism StoryThis book is fascinating, as the author goes into detail to explain how the Israelites rescued the Jewish hostages of an airline hijacking. I not that these hijackings, which used to quite com!on , have become very rare or have disappeared since the raid. The world could not believe that they had successfully pulled it off.
The real life event in history that took the world by surprize. The successful military rescue operation from Entebbe, Uganda by the Israili Defense forces, code named 'Operation Thunderbolt'The book has its drawbacks, of going into long historical data. But if you love history, then this is a book for you. A good read even if it is not a literary book of art.
I remember when this happened. It was the beginning of nations standing up to the terrorists and refusing to give in to their demands. It is amazing to me that a tiny nation like Israel could put this operation together so quickly with such few casualties.
This is one of those real life, historical events which is almost unbelievable or impractical. The book is tiring to read, as the elaborate descriptions of various important people, their feelings, the mood is described for several tens of pages. However its a must read.
An interesting account of the Entebbe raid. It does feel a bit outdated (it was written back in the seventies). From time to time the storytelling becomes a bit fragmented and confused, but overall it still succeeds in telling the amazing story about a daring long distance antiterrorist action.
Describes in detail the kidnapping that happened back in 1976 and how Israel, through its ingenious methods of extracting intelligence and military action, rescued the hostages. Deeply engrossing and draws admiration for the way the rescue plan was conceptualized, planned & executed.
Not the juiciest book ever written, but fascinating nonetheless. Brilliant Israeli actions and bravery.
Absolutely BRILLIANT stuff. Very fast paced and exciting.
This was a good read.
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