The Spy Who Spent the War in Bed
And Other Bizarre Tales from World War II
By (author) William B. Breuer
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Spy Who Spent the War in Bed by William B. Breuer
Book DescriptionA rare treat for World War II history buffs and fans of the strange, absurd, and unexplained Acclaimed military historian William Breuer takes readers on a trip through the looking glass to acquaint them with the weirder side of World War II. Featuring a cast of characters including double- and triple-agents, femme fatales, fearless leaders, and men at arms, The Spy who Spent the War In Bed is a collection of seventy concise, vividly rendered tales of war, ranging from laugh-out-loud funny, to inspiring, to just-plain-bizarre. For instance, there's the one about how reputed Irish Republican Army members in New York conned Nazi intelligence out of a small fortune. There's also a thrilling account of how four American newsmen bagged an entire German platoon. And there's the haunting tale of the "Mystery Plane," an experimental aircraft that took off on a short test flight over England one sunny afternoon in 1938 and simply vanished into a cloudless summer sky. This book draws on personal interviews, official archives, and declassified documents, as well as the vast literature on World War II.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471267393
(234mm x 159mm x 14mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William B. Breuer
Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy, Hardback (January 2003)
Critically acclaimed author and historian William B. Breuer presents more than fifty little-known tales from the homefront during World War II, focusing on military actions, espionage, and skullduggery. Like Breuer's previous works, this book features fascinating stories that are vivid, fast-paced, and dramatic.
Secret Weapons of World War II, Paperback (March 2002)
Critical Acclaim for Secret Weapons of World War II "Breuer has produced yet another collection of rip-roaring tales... A delightful addition to the niche that Breuer has so successfully carved out.
Deceptions of World War II, Hardback (March 2002)
This title contains over 80 little known tales of World War II espionage focusing on deceptions, illusions, and masquerades.
Top Secret Tales of World War II, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by William B. Breuer
Critical Acclaim for TOP SECRET TALES of World War II "A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for cozy nonfiction, this would be the template.
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Author Biography - William B. Breuer
William B. Breuer is a military historian and author of more than twenty-seven books, over ten of which have been main selections of the Military Book Club. They include Unexplained Mysteries of World War II, Undercover Tales of World War II, Deceptions of World War II, Secret Weapons of World War II, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan, Feuding Allies, and MacArthur's Undercover War. Daring Missions of World War II and Top Secret Tales of World War II, both also published by Wiley, have been Conservative Book Club selections.
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