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The Resource The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings

The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings

Label
The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945
Title
The secret war
Title remainder
spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II--intelligence--shows how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome
Cataloging source
PABRO
Dewey number
940.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in a different form in the United Kingdom in 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-585) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the deluge. Seekers after truth ; The British: gentlemen and players ; The Russians: temples of espionage -- The storm breaks. The "fiction flood" ; Shadowing Canaris -- Miracles take a little longer: Bletchley. "Tips" and "cillis" ; Flirting with America -- The dogs that barked. "Lucy's" people ; Sorge's warnings ; The orchestra plays ; The deaf man in the Kremlin -- Divine winds. Mrs Ferguson's tea set ; The Japanese ; The man who won Midway -- Muddling and groping: the Russians at war. Centre mobilises ; The end of Sorge ; The second source ; Gourevitch takes a train -- Britain's secret war machine. The sharp end ; The brain ; At sea -- 'Mars': the bloodiest deception. Gehlen ; "Agent Max" -- The orchestra's last concert -- Guerrilla. Registers and raiders ; SOE -- Hoover's G-men, Donovan's wild men. Adventurers ; Ivory towers ; Allen Dulles: talking to Germany -- Russia's partisans: terrorising both sides -- Islands in the storm. The Abwehr's Irish jig ; No man's land -- A little help from their friends. "It stinks, but somebody has to do it" ; American traitors -- The knowledge factories. Agents ; The jewel of sources ; Production lines ; Infernal machines -- 'Blunderhead': the English patient -- Eclipse of the Abwehr. Hitler's Bletchleys ; "Cicero" ; The fantasists ; The "good" Nazi -- Battlefields. Wielding the Ultra wand ; Suicide spies ; Tarnished triumph -- Black widows, few white knights. Fighting Japan ; Fighting each other ; The enemy: groping in the dark -- 'Enormoz' -- Decoding victory
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 610 pages
Isbn
9780062259271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings
Publication
Note
"First published in a different form in the United Kingdom in 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-585) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the deluge. Seekers after truth ; The British: gentlemen and players ; The Russians: temples of espionage -- The storm breaks. The "fiction flood" ; Shadowing Canaris -- Miracles take a little longer: Bletchley. "Tips" and "cillis" ; Flirting with America -- The dogs that barked. "Lucy's" people ; Sorge's warnings ; The orchestra plays ; The deaf man in the Kremlin -- Divine winds. Mrs Ferguson's tea set ; The Japanese ; The man who won Midway -- Muddling and groping: the Russians at war. Centre mobilises ; The end of Sorge ; The second source ; Gourevitch takes a train -- Britain's secret war machine. The sharp end ; The brain ; At sea -- 'Mars': the bloodiest deception. Gehlen ; "Agent Max" -- The orchestra's last concert -- Guerrilla. Registers and raiders ; SOE -- Hoover's G-men, Donovan's wild men. Adventurers ; Ivory towers ; Allen Dulles: talking to Germany -- Russia's partisans: terrorising both sides -- Islands in the storm. The Abwehr's Irish jig ; No man's land -- A little help from their friends. "It stinks, but somebody has to do it" ; American traitors -- The knowledge factories. Agents ; The jewel of sources ; Production lines ; Infernal machines -- 'Blunderhead': the English patient -- Eclipse of the Abwehr. Hitler's Bletchleys ; "Cicero" ; The fantasists ; The "good" Nazi -- Battlefields. Wielding the Ultra wand ; Suicide spies ; Tarnished triumph -- Black widows, few white knights. Fighting Japan ; Fighting each other ; The enemy: groping in the dark -- 'Enormoz' -- Decoding victory
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 610 pages
Isbn
9780062259271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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