ഊ search Hardcover 劇 Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War  ඌ Book Author Ben Macintyre ච ഊ search Hardcover 劇 Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War ඌ Book Author Ben Macintyre ච Named a Top 10 Title for 2016 by the Washington Post and NPRBen Macintyres suspenseful new book, Rogue Heroes, about the founding of Britains S.A.S during World War II, reads like a mashup of The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape, with a sprinkling of Oceans 11 thrown in for good measure Mr Macintyre draws sharp, Dickensian portraits of these men, and he displays his usual gifts here for creating a cinematic narrative that races along Mr Macintyre is masterly in using details to illustrate his heroes bravery, lan and dogged perseverancea gripping account of the early days of S.A.S Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Rogue Heroesis a terrific story of human enterprise, endurance and achievement and vividly brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters An absorbing story of derring do, told with skill and flair Wall Street Journal A riveting new history Macintyre has produced yet another wonderful book even minor characters bristle with life This is the spot in the book review where Im supposed to find some point to quibble with, some omission, some historical inaccuracy, some flaw Sorry to disappoint The fact is Macintyre has produced yet another wonderful book As Captain What What might have put it, this is a ripping good read The Washington Post Rogue Heroesis a thrilling saga, breathtakingly told, full of daring and heroes One of the many virtues of this volume is the surprising small asides tucked into these pages, tiny truths that give the book depth along with derring do The Boston Globe Rogue Heroesis the best and most complete version of the talea highly enjoyable and entertaining narrative New York Times Book Review One of the remarkable aspects of Macintyres authorized if not official history is that he keeps a cool hand on the theatricswhile maintaining an edge of the seat narrative The exploits have an authentic feeland it is no easy thing to capture the spell of dire circumstance and distill it in such a way to be experiential to those whove never spent a moment wondering where in the darkness that sniper is Christian Science Monitor This entertaining World War II history will keep you tossing and alert late into the night Florida Times Union Rogue Heroes provides an inside look at an important struggle Galveston Daily News Mr Macintyre demonstrates superb skill as a journalist and a writer in this riveting book that takes readers into a long past and still frightening world of what real war was like The Washington Times A well written and comprehensive history Macintyre uses unprecedented access to the SAS official records, along with memoirs, diaries, and interviews with the few surviving veterans, to chronicle the major operations, key personalities, successes, and failures of the regiment in WWII He vividly captures the bravery and the sheer audaciousness of the SAS troopers and their leadership operating hundreds of miles behind enemy lines Macintyre delivers a solid history and an enjoyable read that will appeal to those interested in military history as well as readers who enjoy real life tales of adventure Publishers Weekly A rollicking tale of unparalleled bravery and ingenuity, interspersed with moments of rank incompetence, raw brutality and touching human frailty Kirkus Reviews starred review A brilliant accountThe author offers vivid informationThe story will echo the voices of future generations of special forces hear in Marcus Luttrells Lone Survivor and Mark Bowdens Black Hawk Down Macintyres masterly storytelling highlights the bravery of these valiant men Library Journal starred review A superb study of wartime daring A compelling tale full of jeopardy bone shattering parachute drops, terrifying night time raids on Nazi airfields, fizzing explosive fuses, near escapes in screaming jeeps, harrowing marches through deserts, frozen forest encounters with desperate Germans and mad, edgy drinking bouts that could end with grenades being flourished Daily Telegraph Told with brilliance The SAS are still about the best of their kind, and how they began to achieve this is an exotic saga indeed No one will ever tell it better than this Evening Standard Follows the SAS from its early days in north Africa to the end of the war Throughout the tales of scarcely believable heroism, derring do, courage, camaraderie and endurance come faster than the bullets out of a Vickers machine gun Meticulously researched Macintyre has written about a fascinating subject in a way that would make any thriller writer proud As a work of military history it is thorough and highly entertaining It would be nigh on impossible to praise it too highly Daily Express A refreshing account of the origins of the regiment of balaclava clad silent killers during the Second World War Macintyre has a wonderful eye for eccentricity, and the narrative is peppered with extraordinary characters At times there is than a whiff of PG Wodehouse or Evelyn Waugh Evening Standard A Book of the Year Thrilling Ben Macintyre is the ideal narrator Spectator Macintyre tells it with flair A great read of wartime adventuring Richard Overy, The Guardian A master at setting the pulse racing, Macintyre relates stories of raw courage and daring Tony Rennell, Daily Mail Ben Macintyre s coverage of the SAS in north Africa and, later, Italy, France and Germany, is brilliant, blending gripping narratives of fighting with descriptions of the fears of individual soldiers before battle and their reactions to its horror Britain s martial pantheon is full of outnumbered heroes who wouldn t throw in the sponge Henry V s band of brothers at Agincourt, the redcoats at Waterloo, the defenders of Rorke s drift, and the paras who charged at Goose Green are part of the tradition that embraces the SAS This book explains why The Times Grippingly readable Macintyre tells the extraordinary story of the SAS compellingly Scotsman Fascinating, entertaining, insightful, thoughtful Macintyre tells the story of the early years of the SAS with panache Mail on Sunday Macintyre writes with the diligence and insight of a journalist, and the panache of a born storyteller John Banville, author of The Sea and The Untouchable By far the best book on the SAS in World War IIimpeccably researched and superbly told Antony Beevor, author of D Day and Stalingrad We all have to come from somewhere Rogue Heroes gives a glimpse deep down the rabbit hole into how the special forces world started This is a great look at how a motivated bunch of badasses changed the tide of war and carved the path for the rest of us to follow Marcus Luttrell, former U.S Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor Accessible yet authoritative Delivers stories of tremendous adventure and derring do, but also offers than straightforward military history This book has many strengths but perhaps its greatest is how thought provoking it is Laurence Rees, author of World War II Behind Closed DoorsBEN MACINTYRE is a writer at large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, and Agent Zigzag, among other books Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work. 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