Undercover Tales of World War II

Undercover Tales of World War II

by William B. Breuer

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Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer "A first-class historian." —The Wall Street Journal Vendetta! "A wealth of insights."—Los Angeles Times Book Review Unexplained Mysteries of World War II "Anyone interested in twists of fate should find this book fascinating." —Library Journal Feuding Allies "A valuable resource . highly recommended."—Booklist
* A bloc of hard-core American Nazis carries out elaborate plans to sabotage war efforts and keep the United States neutral.
* A wily Japanese "tailor" single-handedly steals the secrets to the United States Gray Code.
* A French boy and his "blind" music teacher penetrate, in broad daylight, the German forbidden zone at Port-en-Bessein.
Just beneath the surface of the legendary events of World War II lurks a vast, shadowy, high-stakes realm of espionage and intelligence, where the most successful operations are the ones we've never heard about . until now. With his trademark blend of dynamic storytelling and meticulous detail, William Breuer reveals seventy clandestine operations that affected the course of the war. Vivid and fast-paced, this far-reaching treasury of vanishing spies, mysterious kidnappings, and bizarre subplots is a unique and riveting addition to the World War II literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471379447
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/16/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM B. BREUER is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-six military history books, including Feuding Allies; Vendetta!: Castro and the Kennedy Brothers; Unexplained Mysteries of World War II; and Shadow Warriors: The Covert War in Korea. Ten of his books have been main selections of the Military Book Club, including The Great Raid on Cabanatuan and MacArthur's Undercover War.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:A GATHERING TEMPEST.

Black-Bag Jobs and Madam X.

Hitler's Crony a U.S. Secret Agent.

"Me No Here, No Movies!"

Espionage Target: The Panama Canal.

A Gentleman Farmer Flies to London.

An "Unsportsmanlike" Murder Scheme.


"Take Possession of the [British Captives]".

Agent X Conspires with the Pope.

The Spy Was a Clip Artist.

The Jewish Pal of the Nazis.

The FBI Undercover in South America.

The Bogus Traitor of Flekkefjord.

A One-Man Cloak-and-Dagger Agency.


One Briton's Revenge.

Spies inside a U.S. Embassy.

The "Evangelists" of New York Harbor.

The Superspy at Pearl Harbor.

An American Turncoat in Washington.


The World's Richest Spymaster.

The Plot to Blow Up the Pan Am Clipper.

Lady Luck Flies with the Fuhrer.

The Dogs of Torigni.

Smuggling Two Men out of Morocco.

The Creeps and the Atomic Scientists.


The Spy Who Refused to Die.

Blowing Up a Locomotive Works.

The Mystery Man of Algiers.

Deception Role for the Panjandrum.

Bedeviling the Gestapo in Toulouse.

Close Call in a Secret Room.

Masking the "Chicago Skyline".


A U.S. Colonel's Private Airline.

Kidnapping a German General.

Blasting a Japanese Headquarters.

X2 Agents in Cherbourg.

Covert Targets: Germany's Atomic Scientists.

A Murder Job for Two "Specialists".

T Force Hunts for Chemical Weapons.

Notes and Sources.


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