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SAS: Rogue Heroes - The Authorized Wartime History [9780241186862]

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'Excellent' - Sunday Times

'Thrilling' - Spectator

'Extraordinary' - Daily Mail

'Superbly told' - Antony Beevor

'So good' - Dermot O'Leary

THE BESTSELLING HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR - THE FIRST EVER AUTHORIZED SAS BOOK

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would inflict mayhem behind enemy lines.

Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organization in the world: the SAS.

Now, 75 years later, the SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting the renowned historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos, diaries, letters, maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them.

The result is this universally acclaimed book: an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy. It's the story of renegade men taking monumental risks.


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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Ben Macintyre
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Penguin Books Ltd
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01-Jun-2017
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Pages:
384
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Weight:
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