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The Secret War

The Secret War

Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

by Max Hastings

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 09/05/2017

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret Waris a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II intelligence showing how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome.

Spies, codes, and guerrillas played unprecedentedly critical roles in the Second World War, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts. InThe Secret War, Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history

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ISBN:
9780062259288
9780062259288
Category:
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
09-05-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x34.14mm
Weight:
0.76kg
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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