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Exciting and in-depth report of an amazing incident -- feels like fiction, but it rings of the truth! While perhaps not a literary work of art, 90 Minutes at Entebbe reveals a small but important piece of history that is often forgotten, and shows the reader a startlingly intense moment in the history and triumph of the Israeli Defense Forces. Chock full of true heroes, this book is a good read, and highly desirable for lovers of history. We would give this book its five full stars were it not for.

We would give this book its five full stars were it not for two minor issues: first, that the text tends to drag and segue at length; though many scenes are action-packed, the reader is occasionally taken away from them right in the thick of things for a foray into background and further history.

While understanding the minutiae that build up an event is crucial, the author does not always pick the best place and time to do so.

The second detractor from this book's quality is its casual writing style. While the straightforward manner in which the author writes is useful in alleviating the potential for boredom, it also removes the reader somewhat from the action, especially in employing more colloquial phrases.

Despite these flaws, this is an excellent read, and a unique text that should be read much more often and by many more people than it likely is! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.

Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — 90 Minutes at Entebbe by William Stevenson. The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued hostages from a hijacked jetliner. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2, miles from Israel to The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued hostages from a hijacked jetliner.

A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2, miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed hostages.

In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety-minute mission. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of 90 Minutes at Entebbe. Jun 06, Gary rated it it was amazing. This book is detailed on the strategy and operations behind the one of the most heroic rescue operations in history- and as such is an exciting read on espionage and counter-terrorism.

But it also helps to illustrate that what Operation Thunderbolt was all about is that Israel does have the most powerful reasons for it's existence. Without Israel the hostages at Entebbe would have died or become hostages in a terror war aimed at destroying all that is good on the face of the earth.

The hostages This book is detailed on the strategy and operations behind the one of the most heroic rescue operations in history- and as such is an exciting read on espionage and counter-terrorism. The hostages were Jews-incarcerated by the German and Arab terrorists only because they were Jews.

There was certainly something obscene 31 years after the Holocaust about Germans shouting orders at Jewish hostages and waving guns over their heads, while engaging in 'selektzia' - selection of the prisoners of terror, with all those with Israeli names ordered into a different section of the building. Their behaviour reminded at least one hostage, himself bearing tattooed numbers from a concentration camp of Nazis.

The terrorists who hijacked the Air France Flight were executing a meticulously conceived plan by an international terrorist network controlled by the Soviet Union and directed by terrorist regimes such as that of Libyan mass murderer Muammar Gaddafi.

The terrorist operation was endorsed by the then President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada, who hosted the terrorists and their operation and gave it every assistance.

After the massacre of Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics, Idi Amin had sent a message to the United Nations expressing his joy and appreciation of the murders, adding praise for Hitler's extermination of six million Jews. The author points out a warning that is more pertinent today than ever. As American statesman Daniel Moynihan said at the time of Operation Thunderbolt "Israel has become the metaphor for democracy as much as the utterly as much as the utterly unprincipled attacks by terrorists on Israeli civilians has become a metaphor for the general assault on democracy and decency which is the sustaining ethos of totalitarianism in our time".

Words which are even more true today than at the time they were spoken. Following the rescue operation at Entebbe, Israel was excoriated by the Communist and Arab bloc and Uganda for what was labelled bizarrely as an 'attack on the Third World", completely ignoring the fact that Amin's Uganda had been the aggressor by facilitating the criminal piracy and hostage-taking. And yet the world made a lot more sense in An Israeli mother, one of the hostages together with her family asked one of the German hijackers a question as pertinent to pro-Palestinian agitators and terror-instigators as ever today : "Let's suppose that you and the 'Front' and all the other enemies of Israel in the Arab countries and elsewhere succeed in destroying Israel, heaven forbid, and the surviving Jews will be dispersed all over the world again-what will you do?

Hijack planes to help the Jewish people return to their homeland, or do you only do that for the Palestinians? View all 9 comments. Fantastic read. The book is detailed account of not only the spectacular rescue of hostages from the hijacked plane but also is indepth study of how a few countries including Soviet Union, Uganda, Algeria, Somalia, Sudan and some Arab states used terrorists as a tool to further their agenda.

Despite attempts to isolate them internationally, Israel fought back. The book is a must read to understand how a nation should act in its most critical moments of crisis.

A great story - I've always thought this series of events would be unbelievable as fiction, but they did it. When I went to Marine boot camp in fall of '76, this had happened only a few months earlier, but there was already a TV documentary about it. The only times our drill instructors turned on the TV in the squadbay were at Christmas and to show us that documentary - the senior drill instructor said, basically, 'Watch and learn.

This is what an elite military organization in action looks like A great story - I've always thought this series of events would be unbelievable as fiction, but they did it. This is what an elite military organization in action looks like. The inside story of the decision process within the Israeli government is a part I hadn't heard much about before, and it's as fascinating as the military action. I am definitely not in the 'Israel can do no wrong' camp as this author seems to be toward the end but in this case I believe they did a hard and necessary thing and did it superbly.

Growing up in the s, I remember constantly hearing about hijackings and hostages. We were at Heathrow Airport once, about to check-in for a flight, when there was a sudden mad rush and everyone was ordered to go and wait in the parking lot because of a possible terrorist attack. Another time, we were in the London Underground and everyone had to rush out because of terrorist fears. Knowing my love for Israel, my dad has often enjoyed telling me the incredible story about how back in the Growing up in the s, I remember constantly hearing about hijackings and hostages.

Knowing my love for Israel, my dad has often enjoyed telling me the incredible story about how back in the Israeli Defense Force secretly flew into Entebbe, Uganda to rescue hostages from a hijacked plane.

This was known as Operation Thunderbolt. When I came across this book, I was eager to read it. The story is amazing, but I do so wish that someone else had written it.

The writing was choppy in many parts and I felt that it was detached and dry. For such an amazing event in history, this book was underwhelming.

Too many governments were afraid of offending Arab, African, and Asian sensibilities. View 2 comments. I remember watching the news with my parents in the s and not having the faintest idea why these people were always hijacking planes or getting and killing hostages.

It seemed all so complicated. This book is looking at one particular hijacking. It never made it to Paris. In this case, it was the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP that organized it in I remember watching the news with my parents in the s and not having the faintest idea why these people were always hijacking planes or getting and killing hostages. In this case, it was the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP that organized it in the hope that they could bargain with the Israeli government to get a batch of terrorists released from prison in different countries.

They divert the plane to Benghazi and then onto Entebbe which is just outside Kampala in Uganda. The President of Uganda at that time was none other than Idi Amin. The book not impartial writing by the way looks at the quandary faced by the Israeli government and then the action it takes to bring the hostages to safety. Does it negotiate with the terrorists or not?

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Exciting and in-depth report of an amazing incident -- feels like fiction, but it rings of the truth! While perhaps not a literary work of art, 90 Minutes at Entebbe reveals a small but important piece of history that is often forgotten, and shows the reader a startlingly intense moment in the history and triumph of the Israeli Defense Forces. Chock full of true heroes, this book is a good read, and highly desirable for lovers of history. We would give this book its five full stars were it not for. We would give this book its five full stars were it not for two minor issues: first, that the text tends to drag and segue at length; though many scenes are action-packed, the reader is occasionally taken away from them right in the thick of things for a foray into background and further history. While understanding the minutiae that build up an event is crucial, the author does not always pick the best place and time to do so.

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90 Minutes At Entebbe

The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued hostages from a hijacked jetliner. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2, miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed hostages. In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety-minute mission. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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