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This book, which contains a couple of photographs, will tell you the true story of " Operation Thunderbolt ", a successful raid mounted by Israeli airborne commandos to free more than a hundred hostages held in Uganda ( 1976 ).


Format 18 x 11 x 2 cm
Nbr. de pages 216
Finition Broché
Particularités Inscription manuscrite
Année d’édition 1976
Langue English
Etat du livre GC
Auteur William Stevenson
Editeur Bantam Books, Inc.

It was the most triumphant rescue of modern times, a spectacular end to a terrifying odyssey. For years Arab terrorists had shocked the world with skyjacking and wanton murder of innocents. Then guerrillas hijacked an Air France jetliner, flew the passengers to Uganda and, during a week of agony, bargained for lives. Only hours before the deadline, Israeli commandos in Hercules propjets raced over 2500 miles from Israel to Entebbe airport, and in a blaze of gunfire, freed 103 hostages. ( ... ) Here is the full story of a rescue mission in which a small nation staked its pride and honour to save the lives of its sons and daughters.

William Stevenson

William Henry Stevenson (1 June 1924 – 26 November 2013) was a British-born Canadian author and journalist.

His 1976 book A Man Called Intrepid was about William Stephenson (no relation) and was a best-seller. It was made into a 1979 mini-series starring David Niven.[2] Stevenson followed it in 1983 with another book, Intrepid's Last Case. He published his autobiography in 2012.

In 1976 Stevenson released the  book, 90 Minutes at Entebbe. It was about Operation Entebbe, an operation where Israeli commandos landed at night at Entebbe Airport in Uganda and succeeded in rescuing the passengers of an airliner hi-jacked by Palestinian militants, while incurring very few casualties.  Stevenson's "instant  book" was written, edited, printed and available for sale within weeks  of the event it described.


(This list is incomplete.)

  • The Yellow Wind, 1959, Houghton Mifflin Co., Library of Congress No. 59-11830. Reportage on the People's Republic of China between 1954-1957.
  • The Bushbabies,  1965, Houghton Mifflin Co., Library of Congress No. 65-2509. Children's  story inspired by his own family's adventures in Africa.
  • The Bormann Brotherhood, 1973 (non-fiction)
  • A Man Called Intrepid, 1976, Harcourt, ISBN 0-15-156795-6. (non-fiction)
  • The Ghosts of Africa, 1980, Harcourt, ISBN 978-0-15-135338-5 ISBN 0151353387. Historical fiction set in World War I colonial German East Africa.
  • Intrepid's Last Case, 1983, Michael Joseph Ltd, ISBN 0-7181-2441-3. (non-fiction)
  • Eclipse, 1986 (fiction)
  • Booby Trap, 1987 (fiction)
  • Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam, 1990, Dutton, ISBN 0-525-24934-6.  Co-written with his wife Monika Jensen-Stevenson. (non-fiction)
  • 90 Minutes at Entebbe, Bantam, ISBN 0-553-10482-9 (non-fiction)
  • Strike Zion 1967 (non-fiction)
  • Zanek!; A Chronicle of the Israeli Force (non-fiction)
  • The Revolutionary King: : the true-life sequel to the King and I, 2001, Constable and Robinson, ISBN 1-84119-451-4.
  • Spymistress: The Life of Vera Atkins, the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II, 2006, Arcade Publishing, ISBN 978-1-55970-763-3. (biography)
  • Past to Present: A Reporter's Story of War, Spies, People, and Politics, Lyons Press, 2012.

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