Double Cross (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2016-09-22
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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198 x 129 x 30 mm
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362 g
ISBN
9781408885413
Double Cross (häftad)

Double Cross

The True Story of The D-Day Spies

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'Addictive and deeply moving' Independent 'Utterly gripping' Anthony Beevor, Daily Telegraph 'Enthralling ... A reminder that heroism can be found in the most unlikely places' Evening Standard 'I have seldom enjoyed a spy story more than this one' Max Hastings, Sunday Times _____________________ D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit... At the heart of the deception was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents whose bravery, treachery, greed and inspiration succeeded in convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong Allied invasion force. Under the direction of an eccentric but brilliant intelligence officer in tartan trousers, working from a smoky lair in St James's, these spies would weave a web of deception so intricate that it ensnared Hitler's army and helped to carry thousands of troops across the Channel in safety. These double agents were, variously, brave, treacherous, fickle, greedy and inspired. They were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit saved countless lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.
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Utterly gripping -- Anthony Beevor * Daily Telegraph * I have seldom enjoyed a spy story more than this one, and fiction will make dreary reading hereafter -- Max Hastings * Sunday Times * Macintyre is a first-class narrative historian ... as pacy as a thriller * Sunday Telegraph * Addictive and deeply moving * Independent * Enthralling ... A book so gripping that I even found myself reading it in lifts, frequently emitting snorts of incredulity. A reminder that heroism can be found in the most unlikely places * Evening Standard * This fascinating book finds a vivid and very human path through one of the greatest moments in our history * Daily Mail *

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Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of eight previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no. 1 bestseller Operation Mincemeat. He lives in North London with his wife and three children.