Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign That Denied Saddam the Bomb

Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign That Denied Saddam the Bomb

by Rodger Claire
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Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign That Denied Saddam the Bomb 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Factual and a thrilling story of the men involved in one of the most audacious military operations in history.
john pattwell More than 1 year ago
This book tells you why the Israeli air force and their Mosad are the best. Great read!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was only 13 when the raid happened so I didn't know much about it. This book is excellent. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the Israeli Air Force. Those guys are truly amazing. They are fearless, professional and industrious. They trained for two years for this raid and much research was done by many to make this mission a success. Read this book. God bless Israel and the Jewish people !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST FASINATING RAIDS THAT ISRAEL HAS PULLED OFF TO SAVED ITS HOME. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. WITH ALL THE TALK ABOUT WMDS THIS BOOK SHOULD TELL THE TRUTH CAUSE IN JUNE OF 1981 SADDAM BUILT NUKES AND ISRAELS AIRFORCE SENT ITS JETS IN TO BOMB AND DESTROY SADDAMS NUKES. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK AND SHOULD END THE ARGUMENT OF WMDS ONCE AND FOR ALL. ITS A GREAT BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both my father and I really enjoyed this book. It was a definite page-turner and an easy read. The various technical aspects of nuclear reactors and the raid itself are easily digestible by those of us with no military or science background. It's amusing to read about the negative world-wide (including USA) reaction at the time and compare it to all the talk now about how the Israelis really helped us out with Saddam twenty years ago by taking out his reactor. And regardless of where you stand on the middle east issues, after reading this book you'll have to have at least a grudging respect for Israeli military planning and execution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn¿t expect this book to be this good. It really reads like a short Tom Clancy thriller. It is a very good, detailed account of the planning, and covert operations of the attack. It has everything; secrecy, high stakes, behind the scenes, espionage, humor, and first hand accounts by all the participants. I remember hearing the attack on the evening news in 1981, but I can¿t believe how little the world has known about the details (many of which were wrong). To me, this book wasn¿t dull and dry, but very exciting and a fast read. It gives very good background without going into overwhelming, worthless details. I highly recommend it especially to those who are readers of aviation and military history. It sheds a floodlight on an all but forgotten world changing event.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was amazed at how Claire manages to show the anticipation, anxiety and angst that comes from partcipating in a covert operation. Besides tons of information and background on the dictator Saddam, the story reads like a classic military tale . . . letting the reader in how important the Israeli Air Force felt it was to eliminate the threat of Saddam having access to a nuclear reactor and the means to make an atomic bomb. A must read for anyone wanting to fully understand the current situation in Iraq.