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The spy with 29 names : the story of the Second World War's most audacious double agent / Jason Webster.

By: Webster, Jason, 1970- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2015Copyright date: ©2014Edition: First Charnwood edition.Description: xvi, 422 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444824971 (hardback); 144482497X.Other title: Spy with twenty nine names.Subject(s): Puhol, Juan | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany -- Biography | Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography | Spies -- Spain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Large type books. | Biographies.DDC classification: 940.548641092 Summary: To MI5 he was known as Garbo, though his aliases were many. But who, exactly, was Juan Pujol? Jason Webster tells of Pujol's early life in Spain and how, after the Civil War, a determination to fight totalitarianism took him on his strange journey from Nazi spy to MI5 star. Working for the British, he created a bizarre fictional network of spies that misled the entire German High Command just before the allied invasion of Normandy. Historians are agreed that without Garbo, D-Day would almost certainly have failed - and our world would be a very different place indeed. Meticulously researched, yet told with the verve of a thriller, THE SPY WITH 29 NAMES uncovers the truth about the man behind one of recent history's most important and dramatic events.
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Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2014.

Complete and unabridged.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

To MI5 he was known as Garbo, though his aliases were many. But who, exactly, was Juan Pujol? Jason Webster tells of Pujol's early life in Spain and how, after the Civil War, a determination to fight totalitarianism took him on his strange journey from Nazi spy to MI5 star. Working for the British, he created a bizarre fictional network of spies that misled the entire German High Command just before the allied invasion of Normandy. Historians are agreed that without Garbo, D-Day would almost certainly have failed - and our world would be a very different place indeed. Meticulously researched, yet told with the verve of a thriller, THE SPY WITH 29 NAMES uncovers the truth about the man behind one of recent history's most important and dramatic events.

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