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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780471267393
ISBN-10: 0471267392
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 159mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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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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