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William Stevenson (1) (1924–2013)

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William Stevenson was a distinguished journalist & war correspondent. (Bowker Author Biography)

Verk av William Stevenson

Det hemliga kriget (1976) 1,179 exemplar, 13 recensioner
90 minutes at Entebbe (1976) 321 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Intrepid's Last Chance (1983) 287 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Spymistress (2007) 251 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Strike Zone (1967) 80 exemplar, 1 recension
The Ghosts of Africa (1980) 68 exemplar
The Bushbaby (1965) 53 exemplar
Zanek! (1971) 53 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bormann brotherhood (1973) 46 exemplar, 1 recension
Eclipse (1986) 44 exemplar, 1 recension
Booby Trap (1987) 34 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Emperor Red (1972) 6 exemplar
Birds' Nests in Their Beards (1964) 4 exemplar, 1 recension

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Knowing I enjoy espionage novels, my neighbour lent me this classic true story. It became the first five-star read of the year.

When searching for a man to help bring the Americans into the war Churchill said that man must be not just fearless, or dauntless, but intrepid! William Stephenson was that man. Among other unfamiliar topics, I learned about Camp X, the fascinating top secret spy training centre in Canada. Stephenson developed a talent for recruiting agents, Sir Noel Coward among others, and asked diplomat Lester B. Pearson (future prime minister of Canada) to become a “King’s messenger” conveying secret documents across the Atlantic. A quote from Pearson’s autobiography relates the danger and unexpected risks involved. Ian Fleming worked closely with Stephenson and trained at Camp X. He later admitted that many of the devices portrayed in his James Bond series were derived from Intrepid’s operations. This is a terrific book, well written and interesting throughout: one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read about WWII.… (mer)
 
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VivienneR | 12 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
"ZANEK!" is the Hebrew command to Israeli fighter pilots meaning "Go" & "Jump take-off!"; or "Scramble!"
Traces the full development of the Air Force since 1948, is the gripping story of a young pilot shot down over Syria, culminating in this rescue fourteen hours later. All the characters in the mission are based on actual people,
 
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MasseyLibrary | Feb 13, 2024 |
Awkwardly written and hard to follow. Historically interesting.
 
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zot79 | 1 annan recension | Aug 20, 2023 |
Vera Atkins was a spy for the British during World War II. She was apparently quite forgotten in the history books until this attempt to rectify that. However, IMO, this book went into entirely too much detail and needed serious editing. The clarity for an average reader was difficult to manage - too many code names, etc. to keep track of.

I'm certain that Ms. Atkins' efforts during the war were extraordinary, however, IMO, this book was not.
 
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cyderry | 5 andra recensioner | Feb 16, 2023 |

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Verk
16
Även av
1
Medlemmar
2,476
Popularitet
#10,356
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
31
ISBN
118
Språk
10

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