The Secret War

The Secret War

Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas 1939-1945

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From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is 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. In The 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

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062259271
Branch Call Number: 940.5485 HASTINGS
940.5485 Hastings 2016
Characteristics: xxvii, 610 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Sep 23, 2016

It was hard to balance the rival claims of personal freedom and national security in the midst of a war.

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Intelligence could achieve nothing if it was thus ignored.

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Sep 21, 2016

Tokyo was morbidly fearful of its communist neighbors,...

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Sep 21, 2016

... Perfect intelligence in war must of necessity be out-of-date and therefore ceases to be perfect...

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Sep 21, 2016

The Russian addiction to espionage and conspiracy was as old as time.

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Sep 21, 2016

... A spy should be like the devil; no one can trust him, not even himself.

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