• 90 Minutes at Entebbe

  • The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
  • By: William Stevenson, Uri Dan
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-03-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.

On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, 100 Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted 90 minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages.

In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced, hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final 90-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin's support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities. An illustration of one nation's undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale.

Although first written in 1976 (and published within weeks of the event), Stevenson's account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all listeners.

©1976 William Stevenson, First Skyhorse Publishing edition 2015 (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Good book with room for improvements

That narrative of the hijacking and the raid is good but only half of the book. The other half is a helpful but somewhat tedious verbatim rebelling of the subsequent UN Security Council discussion. An updated and expanded "40th anniversary edition" is overdue.

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Story, true, of an extrodinary rescue .

A must read to learn all the political intriguing events surrounding this high jacked plane and passengers. Although it happened in 1976, it is as fresh today as 1076. Narrator was excellent.

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Israel is just plain dam AUSOME<br />

Israel is the true epitome of a democracy protecting their people. I congratulate them I think this is an awesome awesome example about what every country should try to do for the citizens I know the u.s. has tried and they succeeded many times this is how it should be it's funny how Israel predicted in 1976. that soon if United Nations or the democracies of the world didn't come together and fight terrorism it would not be just Israel being terrorized it would move out until all the world which in 2018 just as surely happened. Terrorism happens all over the world. the USA ,France england, and particularly terrorism came around an bite the pioneers in the rear end as the majority of the terrorism takes place in their country of Pakistan Iran and Iraq. as the old saying goes what people bring to others comes around to them tenfold. maybe if the United Nations and the democracies would have listened to Israel's prediction that it was them yesterday but it would move out to all over the world as it has today. But it wasn't happening to them at the time so the other democracies at the United Nations looked away. Now it is happened to them. Israel still stands today as a beacon of democracy all throughout the world thank you Israel you go girl Godspeed

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Israel military is so damn cool I just love them,

don't mess with Israel anymore they are just too damn cool for everybody. I'm a US citizen I'm a Catholic Christian but I love Israel because they are just so cool their secret service is the absolute best massage is amazing

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  • Jeffrey Slater
  • 08-20-16

It is not "the full inside story"

a brief summary, short on detail, padded out with transcripts from a UN debate and a couple of phone calls.

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  • Colin
  • 03-25-16

A political story not a special forces story

I purchased this audiobook hoping for a special forces story of derring do; I was a little disappointed. The story-teller focusses on the political story, which was quite interesting but a tad over-stated.