Ninety Minutes At Entebbe
Seven months on the New York Times best seller list.
It was the most triumphant rescue of modern times, a spectacular end to a terrifying odyssey. For years Arab terrorists had shocked the world with skyjackings and wanton murder of innocents. Then guerillas hijacked an Air France jetliner, flew the passengers to Uganda and during a week of agony, bargained for lives. Only hours before the deadline, Israeli commandos in Hercules propjets raced over 2500 miles from Israel to Entebbe airport, and in a blaze of gunfire, freed 103 hostages.
William Stevenson had FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the team of Operation Thunderbolt, participating in some of their debriefings when they returned from the mission. This book was published within fourteen days of the event and was serialized in newspapers worldwide including The New York Times.
Ninety Minutes At Entebbe was made into a feature film starring, among others, Elisabeth Taylor.
This captivating book by William Stevenson records in minute detail the hour by hour events throughout the period of this critical event, beginning with the actual in-flight hijacking of Air France Flight 139 en route from Athens to Paris, carrying over 262 passengers and crew.
. . . an exciting read on espionage and counter-terrorism.
------ Amazon Good Reads 2011