This Grim and Savage Game by Tom Moon
Look inside with Google Book Preview
This Grim and Savage Game
By Tom Moon

This Grim and Savage Game

The O.S.S. and U.S. Covert Operations in World War II

By (author) See other recent books by Tom Moon
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $36.06
Your Price: $32.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.61! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.62 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

This Grim and Savage Game by Tom Moon

Book Description

This is a true story of daring and adventure during World War II--with such unexpected players as Marlene Dietrich, who took part in the "musical warfare," and Julia Child, whose duties were clerical but who nonetheless felt she was "saving the world." To quote Tom Moon: "Anything that could hurt the enemy and aid the Allies was fair game. The rules of warfare were to be abolished for this organization." "This organization" was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered into existence five months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The eclectic group of specially skilled agents included scientists, professors, policemen, forgers, pickpockets-and a nineteen-year-old French-speaking draftee from Nebraska named Tom Moon. Their mission: to gather information and to carry out sabotage and guerrilla operations behind enemy lines any way they could, anywhere in the world. Here is a little-known but crucial aspect of the war effort, told as only an insider can.

Buy This Grim and Savage Game book by Tom Moon from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780306809569
ISBN-10: 0306809567
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Tom Moon

1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die by Tom Moon 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, Paperback (September 2008)

Draws from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. This title makes listeners a seeker, actively pursuing new artists and new sounds, and reconfirming the greatness of the classics.

» View all books by Tom Moon


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about This Grim and Savage Game book by Tom Moon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Tom Moon

Tom Moon was one of the youngest agents of the OSS during World War II. Today a businessman in Garden Grove, California, he is a frequent lecturer on the history of America's secret intelligence and security agencies.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Tom Moon close
1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die by Tom Moon
» close