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Rogue Heroes

  • Paperback $28.00

    Oct 04, 2016 | 624 Pages

  • Hardcover $28.00

    Oct 04, 2016 | 400 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Oct 04, 2016 | 400 Pages

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Praise

Named a “Top 10 Title for 2016” by the Washington Post

“Ben Macintyre’s suspenseful new book, Rogue Heroes, about the founding of Britain’s S.A.S. during World War II, reads like a mashup of “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Great Escape,” with a sprinkling of “Ocean’s 11” thrown in for good measure… Mr. Macintyre draws sharp, Dickensian portraits of these men, and he displays his usual gifts here for creating a cinematic narrative that races along… Mr. Macintyre is masterly in using details to illustrate his heroes’ bravery, élan and dogged perseverance…a gripping account of the early days of S.A.S.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“[Rogue Heroes is] the best and most complete version of the tale…a highly enjoyable and entertaining narrative.”—New York Times Book Review

“One of the remarkable aspects of Macintyre’s authorized-if-not-official history is that he keeps a cool hand on the theatrics…while maintaining an edge-of-the-seat narrative. The exploits have an authentic feel…and it is no easy thing to capture the spell of dire circumstance and distill it in such a way to be experiential to those who’ve never spent a moment wondering where in the darkness that sniper is.”—Christian Science Monitor

Rogue Heroes is a terrific story of human enterprise, endurance and achievement and vividly brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters…. An absorbing story of derring-do, told with skill and flair.”—Wall Street Journal

“[A] riveting new history… Macintyre has produced yet another wonderful book… even minor characters bristle with life….[Rogue Heroes] is a ripping good read.”—The Washington Post

“[Rogue Heroes isa thrilling saga, breathtakingly told, full of daring and heroes.”
—The Boston Globe

“Macintyre writes with the diligence and insight of a journalist, and the panache of a born storyteller”—John Banville

“By far the best book on the SAS in World War II—impeccably researched and superbly told.”
—Antony Beevor, author of D-Day and Stalingrad
 
“”We all have to come from somewhere. Rogue Heroes gives a glimpse deep down the rabbit hole into how the special forces world started. This is a great look into how a motivated bunch of bad asses changed the tide of war and carved the path for the rest of us to follow.”—Marcus Luttrell,  U.S. Navy Seal, author of Lone Survivor

Awards

Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History FINALIST 2016

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