On Wings of Eagles: The Inspiring True Story of One Man's Patriotic Spirit--and His Heroic Mission to Save His Countrymen
#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. . . .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaulsu - LibraryThing
The book began fairly slowly, and although I understood the need to set the stage, it would habeen easy to set it aside at that point. Only after Paul and Bill were imprisoned did the pace pick up and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A true story of high corporate brass (Ross Perot) leading a rescue of businessmen in Tehran. I prefer Follett's fiction, but still found this book fascinating if for no other reason than that it chronicles a true-life "Mission: Impossible." Read full review