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Slaver's Wheel

Slaver's Wheel
Autor: Jack Lawson
Data publikacji: 2012-12
ISBN: 9781555717209
Wydawca: Gazelle Book Services
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 14 x 2.5 x 21.3
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 300
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Opis produktu:

The Congo, 1960. The United Nations grants the former colony independence from Belgium. Patrice Lumumba becomes prime minister. All hell breaks loose. This is the true, never-before-told story of a clandestine mission to rescue those suffering 

And then Sully published The Slaver's Wheel. After reading this book, and then rereading certain passages of Slaver's Wheel, I now know more of only a part of the story of Sully's extraordinay military exploits. But I do know more of his intervention action saving the lives of 100's of civilians of all nations. These are actions he initiated (many times on the spur of the moment!) in the failed state of The Belgian Congo in the early 1960's.
This story is related just the way I could envision Sully relating it to me in person. It calmly narrates extraordinary incidents fraught with danger in a understated manner. In person Sully speaks quietly without embellishment. He shows great courtesy and respect to whomever he is speaking with.
I think these natural gifts of quiet self confidence and courtesy to others (coupled with his tremendous courage!) enabled Sully to perform so remarkably with so many unstable and unpredictable leaders and rebels in the caldron of chaos and conflict that was The Belgian Congo in 1960.
For me one of the most poignant events in the narrative is an incident Sully relates that happened on July 17, 1960 outside of a remote Belgian Congo village called Gombe Matadi, deep in rebel territory.
Even I today, 54 years after the event, can remotely feel the frustration that Sully felt when he had to honor the free will decision of the Catholic nuns to stay behind with their parishioners in the face of the imminent rebel advance.


About the Author

Jack Lawson served in the United States Air Force as a missile electronics and nuclear weapons arming technician. He was later a member of a Foreign Legion counter insurgency unit during an anti-communist guerrilla war in Africa. Jack has authored two other books. He and his wife live in the southwest United States.

Born in Belgium to French parents and trained in 1943 by the British Special Operations Executive and Special Air Service (British SAS), Sully has been awarded over 20 U.S. and International decorations and has recently been inducted into the Special Forces Hall of Fame. Sully is a retired U.S. Army colonel and lives with his wife in the southwest United States.

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