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Description - The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers--who served in the Royal Navy during World War I--as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812966145
ISBN-10: 0812966147
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Erskine Childers

Milt Bearden was chief of the CIA's Soviet/East European division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He received the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA's highest honor, and is the author of The Black Tulip (available from Random House Trade Paperbacks) and co-author of The Main Enemy (published in 2003 by Random House).

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