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The secret history of World War II : spies, code breakers & covert operations / Neil Kagan, Stephen G. Hyslop ; foreword by Kenneth W. Rendell.

By: Kagan, Neil [author.].
Contributor(s): Hyslop, Stephen G. (Stephen Garrison), 1950- [co-author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2016Description: 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781426217012 (hardback); 1426217013 (hardback).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service | World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence | Spies -- History -- 20th century | Cryptography -- History -- 20th century | Espionage -- History -- 20th century | Military intelligence -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.54/85
Contents:
Setting Europe Ablaze/A War of Nerves -- Artifacts of War: The Global Need for Secrecy -- Deciphering Japan's Secrets/Surprise Attacks in the Pacific -- Artifacts of War: Enter the OSS -- Resisting the Reich/Secret Warriors -- Artifacts of War: Tools for a Dangerous Trade -- Artifacts of War: Escape and Evasion -- Unlocking the Enigma Code/Man Versus Machine -- Artifacts of War: The Reich's Long Reach to America -- Endgame Europe/A Web of Lies and Deception -- Artifacts of War: Black Propaganda, a Secret War of Words -- Zero Hour in the Pacific/Guarding the War's Biggest Secret.
Summary: "From spy missions to code breaking, this richly illustrated account of the covert operations of World War II takes readers behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history. From the authors who created Eyewitness to World War II and numerous other best-selling illustrated reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world's greatest conflicts--and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic's landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spy masters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies. Seven heavily illustrated narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the 'secret war'; eight essays showcase hundreds of rare photos and artifacts (many never before seen); more than 50 specially created sidebars tell the stories of spies and secret operations. Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop reveals this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified. Rare photographs, artifacts, and illuminating graphics enrich this absorbing reference book"-- Provided by publisher.
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From spy missions to code breaking, this richly illustrated account of the covert operations of World War II takes readers behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history.

From the authors who created Eyewitness to World War II and numerous other best-selling illustrated reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world's greatest conflicts-and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic's landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spy masters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies.

Seven heavily illustrated narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the "secret war;" eight essays showcase hundreds of rare photos and artifacts (many never before seen); more than 50 specially created sidebars tell the stories of spies and secret operations.

Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop reveals this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified. Rare photographs, artifacts, and illuminating graphics enrich this absorbing reference book.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Setting Europe Ablaze/A War of Nerves -- Artifacts of War: The Global Need for Secrecy -- Deciphering Japan's Secrets/Surprise Attacks in the Pacific -- Artifacts of War: Enter the OSS -- Resisting the Reich/Secret Warriors -- Artifacts of War: Tools for a Dangerous Trade -- Artifacts of War: Escape and Evasion -- Unlocking the Enigma Code/Man Versus Machine -- Artifacts of War: The Reich's Long Reach to America -- Endgame Europe/A Web of Lies and Deception -- Artifacts of War: Black Propaganda, a Secret War of Words -- Zero Hour in the Pacific/Guarding the War's Biggest Secret.

"From spy missions to code breaking, this richly illustrated account of the covert operations of World War II takes readers behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history. From the authors who created Eyewitness to World War II and numerous other best-selling illustrated reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world's greatest conflicts--and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic's landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spy masters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies. Seven heavily illustrated narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the 'secret war'; eight essays showcase hundreds of rare photos and artifacts (many never before seen); more than 50 specially created sidebars tell the stories of spies and secret operations. Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop reveals this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified. Rare photographs, artifacts, and illuminating graphics enrich this absorbing reference book"-- Provided by publisher.

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