William B. Breuer
Deceptions of World War II
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 2002
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"...an interesting book...light yet entertaining, reading..." -- M2 Best Books, 15 August 2002 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer
"A first-class historian."
–The Wall Street Journal
Top Secret Tales of World War II
"A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for cozy nonfiction, this would be the template."
"Perfect for the curious and adventure readers and those who love exotic tales and especially history buffs who will be surprised at what they didn’t know. Recommended for nearly everyone."
Daring Missions of World War II
" The author brings to light many previously unknown stories of behind-the-scenes bravery and covert activities that helped the Allies win critical victories."
Secret Weapons of World War II
"Rip-roaring tales . . . a delightful addition to the niche that Breuer has so successfully carved out."
–Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
DECEPTIONS OF WORLD WAR II
While much has been written about the great battles and courageous acts of conventional fighting in World War II, some of the more unconventional but no less risky schemes and ruses of cloak-and-dagger agencies and military commanders have mostly eluded the spotlight.
Now, in Deceptions of World War II, noted military historian and author William Breuer presents more than eighty little-known tales of illusions, masquerades, and fakery that were often decisive factors, providing an advantage that could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Painstakingly researched and collected from personal interviews, official archives, and declassified documents, these fresh, fast-paced accounts take you directly into the minds of the men and women who misled their enemy, uncovered military secrets, and furthered their cause by any means possible: stealing Hitler’s secret weapon . . . "smuggling" ships to England . . . financing an FBI coup . . . impersonating a submarine fleet . . . unmasking German spies . . . even sending Nazis into the White House.
From Nazi Germany on the march to the Allies’ road to victory, you’ll marvel at the actions of:
* Ladislas Farago, who was formally classified as insane and yet on active duty in the U.S. Navy, operating as a secret agent
* The nine Germans who "captured" Belgrade by means of a bold bluff
* London’s devious "Shadow Warrior, " who invented rumors to throw Germany off its guard and drive a wedge between the Nazi leaders and the military
* The Oslo Gang, whose mind-boggling exploits helped to convict Norwegian traitors and German war criminals soon after the liberation
* Greta Garbo, the world-famous Swedish actress who worked undercover for the British and reported on Nazi sympathizers
Writing in an engaging, dramatic style, Breuer is once again at the top of his form, uncovering nuggets of espionage that will enthrall World War II buffs hungry for new stories of the war as well as anyone interested in compelling tales of history. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
WILLIAM B. BREUER is a military historian and author of more than twenty-six books, over ten of which have been main selections of the Military Book Club. They include Undercover Tales of World War II, Unexplained Mysteries of World War II, Secret Weapons of World War II, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan, Feuding Allies, and MacArthur’s Undercover War, all published by Wiley. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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