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Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism Mass Market Paperback – Illustrated, May 24, 2005
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From the Back Cover
For more than half a century, Special Forces and CIA legend Billy Waugh dedicated his life to tracking down and eliminating America's most virulent enemies. Operating from the darkest shadows and most desolate corners of the world, he made his mark in many of the most important operations in the annals of U.S. Spec Ops.
He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos. He trailed Osama Bin Laden in Khartoum in the early '90s, and would have killed the terrorist kingpin if his superiors had allowed it. And at the age of seventy-two, he marched through the frozen high plains of Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Hunting the Jackal is the astonishing true account of the singular career of a courageous soldier in his nation's shadow wars -- including his pivotal role in the previously untold story of the capture of the most infamous and elusive assassin in history, Carlos the Jackal.
About the Author
Billy Waugh is still involved in Special Operations around the world. He lives in Florida.
New York Times bestselling author Tim Keown most recently cowrote Rick Harrison's License to Pawn, and was the cowriter of bestsellers Bad as I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman and Beyond Belief by Josh Hamilton.
- Item Weight : 6.6 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060564105
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060564100
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.01 x 6.75 inches
- Publisher : Avon (May 24, 2005)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #216,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm sure SGM Waugh could write 10 books and still not cover all the actions, engagements, and operations he was involved in. In "Hunting the Jackal" he mainly focuses on the two most famous (or infamous) targets he tracked during his career. Bin Laden and Carlos the Jackal. In addition, he goes into some detail about his service in the U.S. Army, the majority of which was in Special Forces, including his time in the "Studies and Observation Group". This is a must read for anyone interested in Military history, SOG, Special Forces, and / or covert operations.
I listened to the audiobook version of this, available on Audible. Anyone who has experience with audiobooks knows the narrator is vital to the successful presentation of a book. Joe Barrett was an outstanding choice for narrating this book. He either has, or is able to emulate, a perfect Texas accent and attitude. Mr. Barrett is either a military man, or did some intensive interviews with Billy Waugh, because he did an excellent job with acronyms, military jargon, and nicknames. This is a fairly minor detail, and doesn't make or break a book. However, for those of us who spent 20+ years in the Army, it can add to, or take away from the overall enjoyment of a book. Excellent job Joe Barrett!