The Congo, 1960. The United Nations grants the former colony independence from Belgium. Patrice Lumumba becomes prime minister. All hell breaks loose.
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About the Author
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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This is an amazing account of a group of men dedicated to the entire concept of "De oppresso liber" !! Few stories of this kind of courage and dedication will ever be told. I read the entire book in one sitting. One of my proudest moments was on procuring a signed copy from the Author & Sully. Makes you really appreciate the outstanding efforts of the SPECOPS community. Truly the finest we have to offer, do not miss this book!! DRGN
OUTSTANDING BOOK! VERY FAST PACE AND MAKES YOU FEEL YOU WERE PART OF THE MISSION..GREAT JOB I WISH MORE STORIES COULD BE RELEASED ON THE MISSION COMPLETED BY THE SPECIAL FORCES.
This is no doubt one of my best reads, and one I plan to hang on to. Slaver's Wheel is an amazing story of courage, an individual and covert team overcoming seemingly overwhelming odds against them, and a can-do attitude that left me shaking my head. Who was this guy, and how on earth did he and his team accomplish so much, under such tough conditions? Details of the situation in the former Belgian Congo are described in a stark and sometimes gruesome detail, without being overly graphic. The author Lawson skillfully communicates what really happened and the players behind the political scene. You get what's going on. Sully de Fontaine is a sterling example of the men who wear the Green Beret. We owe these men at the tip of the spear far more than many of us even realize. Hats off to Lawson too, for a well written, riveting story. I highly recommend this book!