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The Resource Agent Garbo

Agent Garbo

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Agent Garbo
Title
Agent Garbo
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Summary
"The book presses ever forward down a path of historical marvels and astonishing facts. The effect is like a master class that's accessible to anyone, and Agent Garbo often reads as though it were written in a single, perfect draft."—The Atlantic Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War II. Posing as the Nazis' only reliable spy inside England, he created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents to life. The scheme culminated on June 6, 1944, when Garbo convinced the Germans that the Allied forces approaching Normandy were just a feint—the real invasion would come at Calais. Because of his brilliant trickery, the Allies were able to land with much less opposition and eventually push on to Berlin. As incredible as it sounds, everything in Agent Garbo is true, based on years of archival research and interviews with Pujol's family. This pulse-pounding thriller set in the shadow world of espionage and deception reveals the shocking reality of spycraft that occurs just below the surface of history. "Stephan Talty's unsurpassed research brings forth one of the war's greatest agents in a must-read book for those who think they know all the great World War II stories." —Gregory Freeman, author of The Forgotten 500
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Talty, Stephan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Label
Agent Garbo
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d8e414c7-a2f8-4ad1-8949-23860eff691b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547614823
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Agent Garbo
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d8e414c7-a2f8-4ad1-8949-23860eff691b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547614823
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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    Neenah Public Library 240 East Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI, 54956, US
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