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  • Title: On Wings of Eagles By Ken Follett
  • Author: Ken Follett
  • ISBN: 0451131770
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback

  • On Wings of Eagles By Ken Follett By Ken Follett This is the real life story of a Green Beret colonel, who came out of retirement to lead a secret raid, the computer executives, shaped into a crack commando team and the Texas industrialist, who would not abandon two Americans in an Iranian jail After a hairbreadth escape, there is a desperate race for safety Today the team is back home living normal lives But for a whThis is the real life story of a Green Beret colonel, who came out of retirement to lead a secret raid, the computer executives, shaped into a crack commando team and the Texas industrialist, who would not abandon two Americans in an Iranian jail After a hairbreadth escape, there is a desperate race for safety Today the team is back home living normal lives But for a while, they lived a legend.
    Ken Follett
    Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy He was made a fellow of the college in 1995.He started his career as a reporter, first with his hometown newspaper, the South Wales Echo, and then with the London Evening News Subsequently, he worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming the deputy managing director.Ken s last project, the Century Trilogy, has sold 19.5 million copies worldwide The three books tell the story of the twentieth century through five generations on three continents Ken s first major success came with the publication of Eye of the Needle in 1978 A World War II thriller set in England, this book earned him the 1979 Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America It remains one of his most popular books.In 1989, Ken s epic novel about the building of a medieval cathedral, The Pillars of the Earth, was published It reached number one on bestseller lists everywhere and was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, which aired in 2010 The next book in the Kingsbridge series, World Without End, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, proved equally popular when it was published in 2007 The Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide.Ken has been active in numerous literacy charities and was the president of Dyslexia Action for ten years He was the chair of the National Year of Reading, a joint initiative between government and businesses He is also active in many Stevenage charities and is the president of the Stevenage Community Trust Ken also set up The Follett Trust, which awards single donations to the arts and in cases of social deprivation and education.Ken, who loves music almost as much as he loves books, is an enthusiastic bass guitar player in two bands He lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara, the former Labour member of Parliament for Stevenage Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors.

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    Commentaires:

    Judity
    This book is personal for me since I worked for Ross Perot s firm, EDS, in San Francisco during that time I remember seeing the letters from co workers in Iran posted on the computer room s bulletin board I watched on TV the news about the escape of EDS people from Iran How many bosses would help get employees out of danger like he did This fantastic book will explain why Ross Perot became a hero to me.

    Brent Soderstrum
    Follett steps away from his fiction thrillers to tell the real life story of two EDS employees working in Iran who were arrested and held in an Iranian jail without being charged with anything in 1979 prior to the Iranian hostage situation I knew nothing about this till reading the book.I also gained a new found respect for Ross Perot, who was the owner of EDS and later became a presidential canidate The only thing I knew about Ross Perot was that he was a short guy with big ears I found out he [...]

    Jen
    This book is amazing Really, you couldn t make this stuff up even if you wanted I must thank one of my faculty members for making me read On Wings of Eagles Ken Follett is one my favorite well, maybe my favorite authors, and I hadn t even known that this book existed until December 2012.On Wings of Eagles is the 100% true story of the rescue operation that Ross Perot organizes after two of his EDS employees working in the Iran branch are jailed This story takes place in 1978 79, not long before [...]

    Marilyn
    This is an awesome book Three reasons 1 Follett is an excellent story teller, 2 It s an espionage thriller, sort of, 3 it is TRUE You all know Ross Perot Well he owns EDS Electronic Digital Systems In 1979 he had a bunch of his guys in Iran putting together a Social Security system for them AND a Medicare system for them At one pointe Iranians stopped paying After about 6 months they were owing around 4 billion About this time the revolution broke out and there was some political stuff I didn t [...]

    Ashley Blanchette
    Being from Dallas and raised during Ross Perot s run for the presidency, I was surprised I didn t know about his behind the scenes rescue mission of two EDS employees during the Iranian revolution I enjoy Ken Follett, and hearing him speak recently about his friendship with Perot, made me run out and get this book Written like a thriller, you cheer for the Texan who works his governmental connections, uses his personal money and ultimately puts a motley crew of men with true grit together to get [...]

    Laura
    Libro semplicemente pazzesco, ti tiene col fiato sospeso dalla prima all ultima parola Merita davvero di essere letto Di sicuro lo rilegger volentieri

    Sheila Hansberger
    The true story of how Ross Perot organized a secret rescue team to get his captive employees out of Iran when the U.S government couldn t be bothered Good tension throughout, almost read like a novel Some members of our book club felt the book could have been shortened If it had been, I m not sure all the facts would have been properly presented.

    Stephanie
    Wow What an incredible story of beating the odds This story is based on the real life events of EDS an American company contracted to create a social security type system in Iran and Ross Perot s quest to help his EDS employees escape the hands of the acting Iranian government Though parts of this story drag a bit, it is an interesting cast of characters involved in this plot it s also interesting to hear this tale of a bit of american history.

    Linda
    Remember the Iranian hostage crisis of 79 Well, in 1978 before things arrived at that disastrous point in Iran s revolution against the Shah several Americans found themselves imprisoned in actuality, kidnapped and held for ransom by the Iranian government, only to be abandoned by the American Embassy while the country fell apart around them Now remember Ross Perot of the 90s presidential races Well, the men kidnapped were senior executives of Perot s company EDS Unwilling to leave his men stran [...]

    Libby
    On Wings of Eagles is a heroic story about vastly different cultures during a religiously motivated revolution, and how they directly impacted the lives of to two wrongly imprisoned businessmen as well as their rescuers The rescue effort would not have achieved fruition had it not been for the vision, funding, and ambition of Ross Perot, founder of Electronic Data Systems EDS He pulled together an extraordinary team and, with vast resources, would not accept failure as an option.The first time I [...]

    Albert
    Corporate derring do as the US government and US military are hamstrung by policy Leave it to Ross Perot, middle aged rescuers dedicated to saving wrongly imprisoned Americans, bags of money, tons of luck, all against the backdrop of Iran descending into mayhem and anarchy after the Shah was deposed Oh, yeah, add that the team was headed up by legendary Special Forces operative Bull Simons, and you will know why this had to be made into a movie starring Burt Lancaster.

    Roger
    This is a true story not fiction It will shed a different light on Ross Perot I worked at EDS for 13 years and I met Paul Chiapparone, one of the EDS hostages caught in the middle of the Iranian Revolution.

    Helia Jorge
    impressive for being a real story

    Ron
    Better than Argo I m never going to Iran.

    Oscar
    a terrible story told very well

    Glen Stott
    In December of 1978 two employees of EDS were arrested in Iran EDS was a global data processing firm that was working with Iran to set up their banking system This was Ross Perot s firm headquartered in Texas After trying all available official options and finding the Carter Whitehouse impotent to help, Perot decided to take matters into his own hands He put together a team of specialists who, after several months and some good luck, managed to get them out without any injuries on either side.Fo [...]

    Sonya
    I liked the book On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett however, it was a very slow read for me I usually don t read these types of books and I was easily distracted That s not saying the story isn t good, it is It s a true story and details how two people were sent to and held prisoner in Iran without any cause It s about a group of loyal and trustworthy employees and the employer, Ross Perot, that helped in their escaped Besides the fact that I like Ken Follett s books, what captured my reason for [...]

    LeAnn Maupin
    Great bookI have enjoyed all Ken Follett books for hat on have read and I ve read quite a few Looking forward to the next one.

    MR D J ALLMARK
    What a marvel.A truely magnificent read This is the 6th book that I have read of Kens and I am forever hooked by the intricate detail of his books The hours of research that goes into these stories is astonishing Can t wait to read my next book.

    Joe Holman
    I never knew this story Bravery and determination I have now seen Ross Perot in a totally new light Amazing piece of history.

    Atilio Frasson
    No es un desastre como En el blanco el otro libro malo que le de Follett , pero lo que tiene este es que es aburrido, lo nico que tiene son las ltimas cien p ginas donde se vuelve entretenido, pero para eso primero hay que leer quinientas Las alas de guila es una historia real Dos empresarios estadounidense son metidos en prisi n sin motivos aparente Entre todo esto, comienza una revoluci n contra el sah mientras Ross Perot, el multimillonario due o de la empresa, comienza a buscar la forma de s [...]

    Elizabeth Arend
    On Wings of Eagles is the true story of an epic rescue lead by Electronic Data Systems EDS Corporation s executive Ross Perot, as he sends a selective group of his own employees into Iran to break two of his coworkers, Paul Chiapparone and Bill Gaylord, out of an Iranian prison for crimes which they did not commit against that country s government It is retold by author Ken Fallot, a novelist known for his action driven style of writing, and it shows as he brings this already amazing story to li [...]

    Audrey
    On wings of EaglesWow I don t remember the details regarding the change in regime from the late 1970 s , but this book is So descriptive It provides a tense commentary on this historical event Never considered Ross Perot a hero before, but definitely have much respect for him for his loyalty to his employees Excellent writing style

    Marco
    Apparently even the greatest authors have a price On Wings of Eagles is based on real events 2 American businessmen are put in jail with non formalized bribery accusations in the middle of the Iran Khomeini s Iran revolution, and they managed to escape back home The story is told as told to the author by the main characters, one of which, Perot, pretty much commissioned the book As a result the book reads like a puff job, where Perot and his executives are hailed as heroes for actions that are q [...]

    Kim
    The symbol of the eagle was something I remember from my childhoodon paperweights, small statues, you name it Eagle EDS My dad worked for EDS for 30 years And that s why I smiled when I finished this book, for it couldn t be aptly titled This true account of a small Iranian hostage crisis in the year before the one we all know better illuminates the spirit of EDS and the power of one man s money and drive put to good use If millionaires used their resources the way Ross Perot used his, perhaps [...]

    Bethany
    This is one of my favorite books The first time I read it at 13 or 14, I read it because I was reading everything Ken Follett had written It s very different from anything else he had done, but the idea that this was a TRUE story kept me going Also, the election in which Ross Perot ran for president had occurred recently, so the fact that he was in it made me curious I cut my teeth on the Tom Clancy novels, so I was already used to the in depth discussions of the layout of buildings, breakdown o [...]

    Christian D.Orr
    After having read and heard so much about the horrific and depressing story about Desert One Operation Eagle Claw, the failed attempt to rescue our hostages in Iran back in 1980, it was such a pleasant contrast to read a success story about rescuing Americans from Iran Reading this book also gave me a newfound sense of respect for Ross Perot my disagreement with some of his political stances during his 1992 and 96 presidential runs notwithstanding.Some random stream of consciousness notes I took [...]

    Seth
    Ross Perot was one crazy Texan I only vaguely remember him in the 1992 presidential debates talking with a high, nasally voice about balancing the budget, but I guess if you re crazy enough to run for president as an independent, you re crazy enough to organize a hostage rescue with employees from your data processing company in the middle of a frenzied, anti American revolution in Iran These guys had guts than I ll ever have, and it worked against all odds and an enormous human and legal risk [...]

    James Burns
    This is history I lived, 1977 I was a marine aboard the U.S.S Nimitz CVN 68 The Iranians had disposed of the Shah and had been replaced with the Iyatola and his revolutionary Governmemt President Carters Diplomatic policies were riddled with mistakes and very ineffective Two of Ross Perots employees following the advise of the American Embassy were arrested without being charged with a 12 million dollar bail After all Diplomatic and other means failed EDS Ross Perots Co Decided on a Break out Wi [...]

    Stefan
    On The Wings Of Eagles did not seem as good as Ken Follett s fictional works, but still is quite readable for a non fiction narrative Follett did an excellent job at describing H Ross Perot his motivations, life, and character and how his loyalty to two of his employees imprisoned in Iran led to him using his connections to create a rescue team The narrative was not overly dry or tedious, but various parts of the book failed to capture my interest and I ended up skim reading these sections Still [...]

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