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Entebbe Rescue

First American Edition


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Signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the first American edition of Entebbe Rescue by Yeshayahu Ben-Porat, Eitan Haber and Zeev Schiff.

Octavo, xvi, [2], 346pp, [2]. Silver hardcover, spine in black vellum, title stamped in silver on spine. First published in Tel Aviv in 1976 by Zmora, Bitan, Modan Publishers. Light wear to boards, bumped top corner, solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, glossy pictorial covers, rubbing along bottom edge, a very good example.

Signed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the half-title: “To: Louis Newman, The book that describes an action of courage and imagination. Y. Rabin. Passover 1978.”

Housed in custom black cloth clamshell, quarter black morocco spine, title in gilt on spine.

This book recounts the Israeli counter-terrorist rescue of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. It is considered the definitive history of the raid, as it’s the only book to secure the cooperation of the Israeli government before publication. Known as Operation Entebbe, on June 27, 1976, commandos from the Israeli Defense Forces rescued 102 hostages from a hijacked Air France aircraft, held by the Soviet backed PLO and a radical left German group called the Revolutionary Cell. The flight was originally scheduled to fly from Tel Aviv to Paris, but was diverted to Uganda, where it was held, with the cooperation of the Ugandan government. The events of this rescue were covered extensively in the media, most recently in the action movie, Entebbe (2018).

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Delacorte Press


First American Edition

Date Published







Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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