The Secret War

The Secret War Spies, Ciphers, and Guerillas, 1939-1945

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Publisher's Synopsis

"Monumental." --New York Times Book Review


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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780062441560
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper Large Print
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5485
Language: English
Number of pages: 1232
Weight: 1043g
Height: 226mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 51mm