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 ...Read MoreWhen 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.Read Less
Acceptable. Good reading copy! Several creases on cover, aged pages." "From AudioFile\nSet against the backdrop of the Islamic revolution, Follett presents the factual account of Ross Perot's daring plot to rescue two of his corporate employees from an Iranian prison. Morse's dramatization demonstrates an impressive range--no scripted voice goes uncharacterized (whether it's Perot's or some anonymous Iranian captor's). Morse enacts many of the novel's unvoiced narrative passages with broad emotional strokes colored by the fear, excitement or dread of the particular situation. Despite these energetic attempts, the reading ultimately fails to captivate, due in no small part to the abridgment itself; while long on names and places, it falls far short in elucidating cause and motivation. R.W.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. \n\nUSA Today\nA superb edge-of-the-seat true story. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Good. Appears unopened, DJ fresh and clean. Book boards red with white spine. Believed to be a book club edition due to number on back, and size, 8.5x5.6 Nice copy, gift quality. Questions welcome. Daily shipping with delivery confirmation.
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. first signet printing september 1984 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-the pages are tanning and has a crease on the cover the spine has a lot of creases the covering is aged
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author SIGNED. Author's signature only found on back of front endpaper. First edition, first printing. Slight wear to edges of DJ with some slight aging along spine and margins. Book remains tightly bound with unmarked contents.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Inscribed By Author The story of Ross Perot's daring mission to rescue his emplyees from an Iranian prison. Signed by two of the major characters from the book: Keane Taylor and Jay Coburn, as well as Follett.
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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