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A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid (original 1976; edition 2000)

by William Stevenson (Author)

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A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that would ultimately stall the Nazi war machine and help win World War II. Ian Fleming, bestselling author of the James Bond novels, once remarked, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is William Stephenson." Illustrated with thirty-two pages of black-and-white photographs, this book describes the infamous "Camp X" spy training center in Ontario, Canada; the breaking of the Ultra Code used by Enigma; and countless tales of assassinations, clandestine activities, guerrilla armies, resistance support, and suicide missions. This modern classic, which reads like fiction, was a national bestseller when first published in 1976.… (more)
Title:A Man Called Intrepid
Authors:William Stevenson (Author)
Info:Lyons Press (2000), Edition: 1st, 512 pages
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  CNWoolson | Jun 22, 2018 |
During World War II there was a shooting war that was well publicized, yet behind the scenes there was a war of intelligence and espionage, detailed here, that surfaced only many years later. Readers of this book will look at current events with a healthy skepticism, pausing to consider if the news stories we read in our own time are manipulative creations of intelligence officials. In any case this is a treasure of fascinating stories of how the secret wars were conducted, won, and lost. ( )
  bkinetic | Jan 12, 2017 |
I would highly recommend reading A Man Called Intrepid. The complex spy networks of World War II are revealed in this novel. If you enjoy James Bond and his endeavors, you will be left captivated by this narrative. James Bond is the fictional equivalent of Intrepid. You will be amazed at how complex and dangerous the spy networks of World War II were. These network was a hidden front of the war that played a larger role in the wars outcomes than the armies. ( )
  CaitlinHooks | Nov 6, 2015 |
By 1940, Hitler's scheme of world domination by terror, deceit, and military occupation was well underway, and its nature manifest to all with eyes to see. Yet, the US remained "neutral".

This is an authenticated account of the American intelligence operations of WWII and the "spy" who coordinated them against the Nazi Reich. William Stephenson never sought public attention during his very busy, very informed, very dangerous life.
  keylawk | Dec 4, 2013 |
Banned from publication for years because of "security". All these years after the events, the well researched truths are even more fantastic than the myths. A brilliant book..! ( )
  Novak | Jul 28, 2012 |
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With love and admiration for Mary French Simmons, of Springfield, Tennessee, in recognition of her courage and devotion, and who, as Lady Stephenson, made Intrepid possible.
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A brash young man named Winston Churchill was on the North American lecture circuit at the turn of the century, retelling the story of guerrillas in South Africa and his own escape from their “camps of concentration.” His audiences were disappointingly small.
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