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Six Minutes to Freedom: How a Band of Heros Defied a Dictator and Helped Free a Nation

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A highly personal narrative that reads like a story ripped from the pages of a well-crafted thriller, 'Six Minutes to Freedom' is the story of a true American hero on foreign soil, who risked his life for his beliefs.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Citadel (first published 2006)
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Tammi Law
Feb 08, 2008 Tammi Law rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story of survival during Noriega's rule in Panama. Kurt Muse is an American Citizen who was held as a political prisoner. Phenomonal story and easy to read in a couple of days.
Sep 29, 2015 Glen rated it really liked it
I thought this was an excellent story. I was young during the battle in Panama, and I've never really understood much about it. Amazing what one person with a will and courage can accomplish. I definitely recommend this book.
Aug 09, 2011 Sasha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was ok. It was more about Kurt Muse and not as much about Delta Force. It wasn't as endearing and gripping as some of the other Army true-account stories I have read, such as Lone Survivor or Horse Soldiers. It has a good ending and it's a relatively fast read.
Apr 17, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
True story of rescue of an American ex-pat in Panama during Noriega's reign of power. Written in the style of a fictional thriller. A quick read- partly because it is hard to put down. Gives an idea of how the Army's elite Delta Force conducts a mission.
Rushay Booysen
Dec 31, 2010 Rushay Booysen rated it really liked it
great story i have to admit i have admiration for this guy for staying positive in all of this chaos in the midst of his life.Once again another dictator that holds his nation hostage.i would definitely advise you to read this book
Lyn Anderson
Sep 24, 2009 Lyn Anderson rated it it was amazing
A very sensitive true story about an American living for many years in Cuba, who was suddenly captured and imprisoned. Very suspenseful and interesting. A very good read.
Jul 10, 2008 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
recently read this account of a man who was arrested by Noriega and rescued. It was really interesting for me living in Panama.
Jessica Olson
Aug 30, 2010 Jessica Olson rated it really liked it
Not only a great story, it's written extremely well! Definitely a page-turner.
May 23, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
A must read, interesting book!
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The author is a family friend.
Mar 15, 2009 Dporterw1 rated it it was amazing
Like a real-life Tom Clancy.
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