NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The incredible untold story of World War II's greatest secret fighting force, as told by the modern master of wartime intrigue--coming soon as a limited series on Epix"Reads like a mashup of The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape, with a sprinkling of Ocean's 11 thrown in for good measure."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - "Rogue Heroes is a ripping good read."--Washington Post (10 Best Books of the Year) Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young aristocrat whose aimlessness belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a World War II battlefield map and saw a protracted struggle, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Defying his superiors' conventional wisdom, 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 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.
- ISBN-13: 9781101904183
- ISBN-10: 1101904186
- Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
- Publish Date: August 2017
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
- Page Count: 400