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The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special…

by Alan Hoe

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This book was written by a retired SAS officer who had a long time friendship with Meadows. This book’s title implies that it will cover Meadows as a Special Forces soldier but more accurately it reveals his work as a lifelong military and covert intelligence agent. This is an unusual tack to take but it makes the book very unique as most American authors would have undoubtedly focused on his military exploits. Thus The Quiet Professional is one of the few books which covers how the work of Special Operations members (operators) make many contacts and cultivate them over many years. This book also covers Meadow’s family and business ventures to help round out a man of personality and normal home life. Very little of the Son Tay is given but this is made up for by the nice work on the Tehran hostage rescue attempt. The author tries to make a case for Meadows going to Peru and setting up a security company to deal with kidnappers and build a buffer with the narcotraficantes. As 2012 begins, out of respect for Meadows’ efforts, it’s probably better to remain silent on that. Notes, suggested readings, photos, Index. ( )
  sacredheart25 | Jan 16, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0813133998, Hardcover)

Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and hostage rescue force. Although he officially retired in 1977, Meadows could never leave the army behind, and he went undercover in the clandestine operations to free American hostages from Iran in 1980.

The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces is the only biography of this exemplary soldier's life. Military historian Alan Hoe offers unique insight into Meadows, having served alongside him in 1960. The Quiet Professional is an insider's account that gives a human face to U.S. military strategy during the cold war. Major Meadows often claimed that he never achieved anything significant; The Quiet Professional proves otherwise, showcasing one of the great military minds of twentieth-century America.

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Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and hostage rescue force. Although he officially retired in 1977, Meadows could never leave the army behind, and he went undercover in the clandestine operations to free American hostages from Iran in 1980.The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces is the only biography of this exemplary… (more)

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