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When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men had been jailed in Iran, he turned to the one person who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government would not - go in and get the men out.
On Wings of Eagles is the gripping account of an incredible real-life rescue carried out by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives who were hastily trained to form a fighting team. The story involves a secret penetration of a highly dangerous territory, a dramatic jailbreak, and a harrowing overland escape to the Turkish border - made all the more extraordinary by the fact that it is true.
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Slow to start with then I really got into the story and couldn't put it down.Published 12 days ago by Mrs K.
I NORMALLY READ A BOOK IN A COUPLE OF DAYS THIS ONE TOOK 2 MONTHSPublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. Couldn't put this down 'til I'd finished reading it. A great story, well told, and all the more powerful because it's true.Published 25 days ago by John Reddish
Fascinating book to read, kept you involved in all the intrigue that goes on in these situations.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
When I read the synopsis, which said it was about a mission to rescue two executives held in revolutionary Iran in the 70s I thought it would be really gripping. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. J. Stretten