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The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington

Author: Jennet Conant
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Conant tells the story of young writer Roald Dahl who is assigned by His Majesty's Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America's isolationist circles. In the course of his "spying," he meets or works closely with David Ogilvy, Ian Fleming, and the great spymaster William Stephenson (aka Intrepid).
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Named Person: Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennet Conant
ISBN: 9780743294584 0743294580
OCLC Number: 213495389
Description: xx, 393 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The usual drill --
Piece of cake --
Enthusiastic amateurs --
Special relationships --
Buffers --
One long loaf --
The war in Washington --
Dirty work --
Good value --
Enemy maneuvers --
The glamour set --
Full lives.
Responsibility: Jennet Conant.
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The acclaimed author of two top secret stories from the Second World War, turns her gaze on the fascinating story of the cream of the British spies in Washington DC who were spying on the United  Read more...

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