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The Secret War

The Secret War

Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

by Max Hastings

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/05/2016

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âe~As gripping as any spy thriller, Hastingsâe(tm)s achievement is especially impressive, for he has produced the best single volume yet written on the subjectâe(tm) Sunday Times

âe~Authoritative, exciting and notably well writtenâe(tm) Daily Telegraph

âe~A serious work of rigourous and comprehensive history âe¦ royally entertaining and readableâe(tm) Mail on Sunday

In âe~The Secret Warâe(tm), Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and extraordinary sagas of intelligence and Resistance to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history. The book links tales of high courage ashore, at sea and in the air to the work of the brilliant âe~boffinsâe(tm) battling the enemyâe(tm)s technology. Here are not only the unheralded codebreaking geniuses of Bletchley Park, but also their German counterparts who achieved their own triumphs and the fabulous espionage networks created, and so often spurned, by the Soviet Union. With its stories of high policy and human drama, the book has been acclaimed as the best history of the secret war ever written.

ISBN:
9780007503902
9780007503902
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-05-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
200x128x41mm
Weight:
0.48kg
Max Hastings

Max Hastings studied at Charterhouse and Oxford and became a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than sixty countries and eleven wars for BBC TV and the London Evening Standard.

He has won many awards for his journalism. Among his bestselling books Bomber Command won the Somerset Maugham Prize, and both Overlord and Battle for the Falklands won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize.

After ten years as editor and then editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, he became editor of the Evening Standard in 1996. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was knighted in 2002. He now lives in Berkshire.

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