The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington / Jennet Conant.
By: Conant, Jennet.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009, c2008Description: xxii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780743294591 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dahl, Roald -- Career in espionage | Great Britain. British Security Coordination | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda | Propaganda, British -- United StatesDDC classification: 940.548641
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Now in paperback, and following her extraordinary, bestselling, and much-acclaimed accounts of the most guarded secrets of the Second World War, here is a rollicking true story of spies, politicians, journalists, and intrigue in the highest circles of Washington during the tumultuous days of World War II.
When Roald Dahl, a dashing young wounded RAF pilot, took up his post at the British Embassy in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and considerable charm to gain access to the most powerful figures in American political life. Better than any spy fiction, The Irregulars is a fascinating, lively account of deceit, double dealing, and moral ambiguity--all in the name of victory. Richly detailed and carefully researched, Conant's masterful narrative is based on never-before-seen wartime letters, diaries, and interviews.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -376) and index.
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