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90 Minutes at Entebbe

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  190 ratings  ·  18 reviews
The first full inside story of Operation Thunderbolt, the spectacular Israeli strike against terrorism.
Unknown Binding, 216 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Bantam Books
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Dr. Awkward
Jul 24, 2012 Dr. Awkward rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historians, military historians, Judaeophiles

Exciting and in-depth report of an amazing incident -- feels like fiction, but it rings of the truth!

While perhaps not a literary work of art, 90 Minutes at Entebbe reveals a small but important piece of history that is often forgotten, and shows the reader a startlingly intense moment in the history and triumph of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Chock full of true heroes, this book is a good read, and highly desirable for lovers of history. We would give this book its five full stars were it not for

The raid on Entebbe was a huge event in the history of the war on terror and in the foundation of special operations for the world's militaries. The author did a terrible, terrible job of describing one of the greatest special operations missions in the twentieth century. The book uses a news format which doesn't work very well. It jumps from subject to subject and person to person too quickly and inconsistently to allow the reader the chance to develop a timeline and perception of the events. A ...more
I read this book 31 years ago, when I was in grade 7. It was on a rack of paperback "extra reading" books that had been put out by the librarian and teachers of my tiny 65 student Catholic elementary school in rural Western Canada. That's 65 students including all of grades 1 through 8! I found it an exciting read when I was 12 years old and it made a big impression on my young mind. The bravery and heroism of the Israelis rang as true and just. In retrospect, I think that this book, along with ...more
Chandra Nataraja
Why is Israel such a powerful nation today? Read this unbelievable rescue story to understand the resilience of the nation, its leadership and courage. Shows how to treat terror with tact, guile, speed and decisiveness.
this book is a true story and captures narrations from the hostages, their grief, courage and perseverance. In the entire operation, only one member of the Israeli rescue team was lost. It shows the meticulous planning, execution and conviction of the entire team. One cannot belie
Pankaj bisht
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Zach Krejci
i thought that this book was excellent, i usually dont like to read because i dont have the time for it but when i started to read this i almost couldnt stop. but the whole accounting of it in the format it was wrote in was clever, the book was also suspenseful on what the upcoming events that took place but not a total 5 stars because it seemed like it had some dry and boring spots but other than that a great first hand account book.
very well written. Amazing description of the events.
Biju Balakrishnan
The real life event in history that took the world by surprize. The successful military rescue operation from Entebbe, Uganda by the Israili Defense forces, code named 'Operation Thunderbolt'

The book has its drawbacks, of going into long historical data. But if you love history, then this is a book for you. A good read even if it is not a literary book of art.
Chas Bayfield
A thrillride! I read this as it was on my Grandma's shelves when she died and it felt like an adventure. I wasn't disappointed. This is an account of the hijack and kidnap that we see right at the end of the movie, The Last King of Scotland. It's an insane rescue mission and if you don't know the details I won't spoil it. True story.
The Entebbe operation is one of the most daring, spectacular and successful military operations of the 20th century. It is not so well-known outside of Israel, but I think most readers will find this book hard to put down. The book does full justice to the military , political and humanitarian sides of the story.
Bryan Mcquirk
Dry reading, but excellent information of the days leading up to the rescue. Not keen on the format used to tell the story.
All in all a good book to learn more detail about this operation.
This is one of books which can give you chills. Amazingly written and must read for non-fiction lovers. In the end you probably realize the power, courage and reach of Israel.
Robert Dunlap
The story is better than the book. The story is amazing. Read this to learn how to overcome.
Absolutely BRILLIANT stuff. Very fast paced and exciting.
Wasim Feroz
great piece of compilation
Julia Guice
This was a good read.
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