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Irregulars by Jennet Conant
Book DescriptionThe rollicking true story of British spies who shaped American policy during WWII, told by the bestselling author of 109 East Palace. When dashing young RAF pilot Roald Dahl (that Roald Dahl) took up his post at the British Embassy in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and charm to gain access to the most powerful figures in American political life. He and his co-conspirators David Ogilvy, Ivar Bryce, and Ian Fleming (that Ian Fleming) called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins in some Sherlock Holmes stories. Their goals: to weaken the American isolationist forces, bring the country into the war against Germany, and influence U.S. policy in favor of England. Their mastermind: Churchill's legendary spy chief, William Stephenson, code name "Intrepid," who would later serve as the model for Fleming's James Bond. Based on never-before-seen wartime letters, diaries, and interviews, this lively account of deceit, doubledealing, and moral ambiguity is richly detailed, carefully researched, and better than any spy fiction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781598876932
(152mm x 161mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Highbridge Company
Publisher: Highbridge Company
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jennet Conant
Irregulars, Paperback (November 2009)
During the winter of 1940, the British government mounted a massive, secret campaign of propaganda to weaken the isolationist sentiment in America and manipulate the country into entering the war. Author Roald Dahl was a member of Churchill's infamous dirty tricks squad. The full story of how he was recruited to spy on the Americans.
109 East Palace, Paperback (April 2006)
Now in paperback, from the bestselling author of TUXEDO PARK, the intimate story of the thousands who came to a desert Shangri La where the world's leading physicists raced to invent the atomic bomb and bring World War II to an end.
Tuxedo Park, Paperback (May 2003)View all books by Jennet Conant
The fascinating, little known story of Alfred Loomis, a wealthy eccentric who bankrolled pioneering research into the radar detection system and the atomic bomb.
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