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 ...Show synopsisWhen 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.Hide synopsis
Description:New. The #1 international bestseller now in trade paperback-...New. The #1 international bestseller now in trade paperback--with 16 pages of photos. Here is the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979, and of the unconventional means Ross Perot used to save his countrymen.
The story itself is interesting and fascinating. However, for my taste, the author must have collected a lot of details and then dumped them into the book. The work could have been cut by 1/3 and been a better book. I began doing that when the book lagged, and it worked well.
However, the true adventure is exciting. The problem with the "Wings of Eagles" is the book had too many feathers to fly gracefully.
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