Joshua Levine (author)


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Discover the SAS’s riveting history in Joshua Levine’s authoritative book. Packed with exclusive interviews, unseen photographs, and personal stories, it unveils the unit’s WWII exploits, offering an unprecedented, vivid glimpse into the lives and missions of these legendary soldiers.

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Number of pages: 320

Published: 11 May 2023

SKU: 9780008549954 Categories: , , , ,


Delve into the gripping and authoritative history of the SAS in this compelling book by Joshua Levine, the acclaimed author of the mega-bestseller, Dunkirk. “SAS: The Authorized History of the Elite Special Forces Unit” is a landmark publication, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the secretive and legendary world of the Special Air Service (SAS).

Joshua Levine, with his exceptional storytelling prowess, takes us back to the origins of the SAS, starting as a mere deception to mislead the Axis powers in North Africa. This narrative quickly evolves into the extraordinary story of how a handful of daring men transformed this ruse into reality, forming one of the most formidable units in military history. The book explores the extraordinary lives of the unit’s first commanders, David Stirling and Paddy Mayne, renowned for their unconventional and visionary leadership. But Levine goes beyond these well-known figures, shedding light on lesser-known yet pivotal characters like Bill Fraser, whose contributions were crucial to the SAS’s legendary status.

With full cooperation from the SAS and exclusive access to its archives, Levine’s work is an exceptional fusion of personal testimonies, interviews with veterans and their families, and never-before-seen photographs. These elements come together to offer an intimate and detailed portrayal of the SAS’s operations, training, successes, and failures during World War II. The book vividly captures the diverse personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and internal conflicts of the men who served, providing a nuanced and humanized view of the unit.

“SAS: The Authorized History of the Elite Special Forces Unit” is more than a military history; it is a journey into the heart of bravery, resilience, and ingenuity. Levine’s masterful narrative, enriched by astonishing visual and anecdotal material long thought lost, promises to be an unforgettable reading experience, bringing the history of the SAS to life with unprecedented clarity and realism. This book is a must-read for enthusiasts of military history, those intrigued by the SAS, and anyone captivated by stories of extraordinary human endeavor and achievement.

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Weight 940 g
Dimensions 24 × 15.9 × 3 cm