Editorial Reviews. About the Author. William Stevenson was born in Britain in He served as an aircraft pilot in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy during World War. 90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of Hostages [William Stevenson, Uri. 90 Minutes At Entebbe [William Stevenson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued
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The description of the “90 minutes” of the actual raid takes up maybe 20 pages out of and is the least d 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 stevrnson mad dictator Idi Amin.
With her fierce intelligence, blunt manner, personal courage, and exceptional informants, Vera ran countless missions throughout the s. Minites role did Amin play in this whole hijacking scenario?
All of this is accompanied by a fair amount of finger-wagging at the rest of the world for not doing more about international terrorism and leaving Israel to go it alone even though there are numerous mentions of the US, France, and Britain providing Israel with intelligence. Wjlliam 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.
90 Minutes At Entebbe
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Amazingly written and must read for non-fiction lovers. A rousing tale of espionage and unsung valor, this is the steveenson true story of Vera Atkins, Great Britain’s spymistress from the age of Although first written in and published within weeks of the eventStevenson’s account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate.
In the Jinutes world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as “the Setback”.
Get access to the Member Daily Deal. William Stevenson Narrated by: The rest is interviews with the major players. Add a tag Cancel Operation Entebbe. The Great Revolt By: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. While Israel can be seen sometimes as divided, it is only because there is a lot riding on each and every action they take.
Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times. William StevensonUri Dan Narrated by: In retrospect, I think that this book, along with I read this book 31 years ago, when I was in grade 7. 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 eilliam a nation had backed terrorist activities.
True story of an Air France airliner hijacked by terrorists and directed to Uganda in And yet the world made a lot more sense in minuutes I’m a US citizen I’m a Catholic Christian but I love Israel because they are just so cool their secret service is the absolute best massage is amazing.
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Mar 14, Natan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Walter Lord Narrated by: A must read to learn all williiam political intriguing events surrounding this high jacked plane and passengers. It was not even certain that “Track B” – the attempted rescue – would happen until the very last minute. Feb 11, Ashish rated it it was amazing. The raid takes 90 minutes to execute, hence the title.
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Ronen Bergman Narrated by: I was really hoping for a more insider look at actual events rather than this synopsis. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The rescue of the hijacked Jewish passengers and Air France crew from Entebbe in tells of a remarkable set of events and bravery of various people. The methods may differ, but, the reality of terrorist acts remains with us today.