SAS Rogue Heroes - Authorised Wartime History - Kindle Ed. Was £25.00 now 99p @ amazon
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SAS Rogue Heroes - Authorised Wartime History - Kindle Ed. Was £25.00 now 99p @ amazon

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Found 30th Jun 2017
Author - Ben McIntyre

Kindle Daily Deal - 30/06/17.

Product Description:

The book behind the new BBC series 'SAS: Rogue Warriors'

From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, has a vision for a new kind of war: attacking the enemy where they least expect it - from behind their own lines.

Despite the intense opposition of many in British High Command, Winston Churchill personally gives Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he can find. And so begins the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

With unprecedented access to the SAS secret files, unseen footage and exclusive interviews with its founder members, SAS: Rogue Heroes tells the remarkable story behind an extraordinary fighting force, and the immense cost of making it a reality.

SAS: Rogue Warriors is on BBC2 and BBC iPlayer.

Review:

Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far the best book on the SAS in World War II (Antony Beevor)

Told with deceptive brilliance... one the finest books of its kind. Macintyre has a wonderful eye for eccentricity, and the narrative is peppered with extraordinary characters. At times there is more than a whiff of PG Wodehouse or Evelyn Waugh. 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)

Excellent... accessible yet authoritative. Delivers stories of tremendous adventure and derring-do, but also offers more than straightforward military history. This book has many strengths but perhaps its greatest is how thought-provoking it is (Laurence Rees Sunday Times)

The author 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)

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 (Times)

A master at setting the pulse racing, Macintyre relates stories of raw courage and daring by extraordinary men (Tony Rennell Daily Mail)

Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving (John le Carré on 'Agent Zigzag')

Thrilling ... An extraordinary book (The Times Book of the Week on 'A Spy Among Friends')

Macintyre provides a riveting history of a revolutionary fighting force. Using unprecedented access to British Special Air Service regimental archives, Macintyre has gleaned fascinating material. A ripping good read (Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2016)

A wonderfully refreshing account of the origins of the regiment of balaclava-clad silent killers during the Second World War... The sharp style and sly wit reveal some pretty acute insights into the politics of the nation's favourite undercover boys (Evening Standard Books of the Year)

So good and so much more than the boys own adventure you might think it will read like. Ben is a brilliant writer (Dermot O'Leary)
From the Back Cover
THE BESTSELLING HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR

THE FIRST EVER AUTHORIZED SAS BOOK

AS SEEN ON THE BBC

'Reads like a mashup of The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape, with a sprinkling of Ocean's 11 thrown in for good measure. Macintyre is masterly in using details to illustrate his heroes' bravery, élan and dogged perseverance. A gripping account'
New York Times

'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

+ INCLUDE THE 'AUTHORISED WARTIME HISTORY' STAMP FROM THE HARDBACK

About the Author:

Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.

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good find
Bet no one read that who post.
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Can these be gifted to an iPhone user? I'd like to purchase this as a gift for someone but I wouldnt know how to do this.
only139 m ago

Bet no one read that who post.

​I thought OP was just posting the entire book verbatim.
Also - Has Mike Ashley started working in the Amazon Pricing team? £25 ... for an e book?

Come on Amazon you're better than ... we'll maybe not better but ... oh forget about it.
A big fan of Ben Macintyre here, Agent ZigZag and Operation Mincemeat are two of my favourite books? Thank you OP.
Super Army Soldiers
purchased, thanks!
Respect to the Special Forces, past and present.
Shatwell

Respect to the Special Forces, past and present.

second that!
good spot op, heated
only1

Also - Has Mike Ashley started working in the Amazon Pricing team? £25 … Also - Has Mike Ashley started working in the Amazon Pricing team? £25 ... for an e book? Come on Amazon you're better than ... we'll maybe not better but ... oh forget about it.


Yes, the paperback is only £3.85. oO
Original Poster
only1

Also - Has Mike Ashley started working in the Amazon Pricing team? £25 … Also - Has Mike Ashley started working in the Amazon Pricing team? £25 ... for an e book? Come on Amazon you're better than ... we'll maybe not better but ... oh forget about it.



Haha I know mate. Thought I'd get some dung thrown my way for mentioning their apparent full price, but none as yet!
I sometimes buy these 99p kindle deals in order to get a good deal on the audiobook

"Get this Audiobook for the reduced price of £2.99, when you buy the Kindle edition first." audible.co.uk/pd/…DU/ (Regular Price:£20.99 or 1 Credit)
Edited by: "mutav" 30th Jun 2017
Original Poster
Now £4.99. Which still isn't a bad price! Will expire.
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