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The Resource The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (eAudio)

The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (eAudio)

Label
The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945
Title
The secret war
Title remainder
spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examining the espionage and intelligence stories of World War II, on a global basis, bringing together the British, American, German, Russian and Japanese histories. Spies, codes and guerillas played critical roles in the Second World War, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts. In 'The Secret War', Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and Resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history. Here are not only Alan Turing and the codebreaking geniuses of Bletchley Park, but also their German counterparts, who achieved their own triumphs against the Allies. Hastings plots the fabulous espionage networks created by the Soviet Union in Germany and Japan, Britain and America, and explores the puzzle of why Stalin so often spurned his agents, who reported from the heart of the Axis war machine. The role of SOE and American's OSS as sponsors of guerilla war are examined, and the book tells the almost unknown story of Ronald Seth, an SOE agent who was 'turned' by the Germans, walked the streets of Paris in a Luftwafe uniform, and baffled MI5, MI6 and the Abwehr as to his true loyalty. Also described is the brilliantly ruthless Russian deception operation which helped to secure the Red Army's victory at Stalingrad, a ruse that cost 70,000 lives. 'The Secret War' links tales of high courage ashore, at sea and in the air to the work of the brilliant 'boffins' at home, battling the enemy's technology. Most of the strivings, adventures and sacrifices of spies, Resistance, Special Forces and even of the codebreakers were wasted, Hastings says, but a fraction was so priceless that no nation grudged lives and treasure spent in the pursuit of jewels of knowledge. The book tells stories of high policy and human drama, mingled in the fashion that has made international bestsellers of Max Hastings' previous histories, this time illuminating the fantastic machinations of secret war
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Max Hastings
Dewey number
940.5485
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Performed by Steven Crossley
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  • Crossley, Steven
  • hoopla digital
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England)
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adult
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Label
The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (eAudio)
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online resource
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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MWT11665254
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 40 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062430977
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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11665254
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MWT11665254
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Label
The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (eAudio)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11665254
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 40 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062430977
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11665254
Publisher number
MWT11665254
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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