On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles

Book - 2004
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#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . .

When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . .

Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire , available now.
Publisher: New York :, New American Library,, 2004
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780451213099
Branch Call Number: ANF 955.054 FOL
ANF 955.054 FOL
Characteristics: 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm


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hermlou Nov 08, 2010

Two employees of EDS, a corporation of Ross Perot, were imprisoned in Iran in 1979. Follett describes in tense detail how a team was assembled to resuce them. Many times a plan had to be changed, for example, the plan to remove the men from the prison exercise yard. Because the Revolution had begun, the men were moved to a more secure prison, which caused the team to make a new plan. The last third of the book was the best part.


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Mar 14, 2010

This is the real-life story of a Green Beret colonel, who came out of retirement to lead a secret raid, the computer executives, shaped into a crack commando team and the Texas industrialist, who would not abandon two Americans in an Iranian jail. After a hairbreadth escape, there is a desperate race for safety. Today the team is back home living normal lives. But for a while, they lived a legend.

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