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Rogue heroes: the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
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New York : Crown, [2016].
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
xvi, 380 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Status:
1 copy, 2 people are on the wait list.
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"Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to the SAS archives to shine a light on a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy--one whose hard methods would influence contemporary special forces around the world. The result is not only a tremendous war story, but also a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most"--From front flap and publisher description.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101904169 (hdc.) :, 110190416X (hardcover)

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"Simultaneously published in the UK by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, and in Canada by Signal, an imprint of Random House Canada"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index.
Description
"Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to the SAS archives to shine a light on a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy--one whose hard methods would influence contemporary special forces around the world. The result is not only a tremendous war story, but also a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most"--From front flap and publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Macintyre, B. (2016). Rogue heroes: the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war. First edition. New York, Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macintyre, Ben, 1963-. 2016. Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War. New York, Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macintyre, Ben, 1963-, Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War. New York, Crown, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Macintyre, Ben. Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War. First edition. New York, Crown, 2016.

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