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The Brenner Assignment: The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of World War II

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

My new favorite WWII book

I have been on a WWII reading kick lately, I have read both of Rick Atkinsons WWII books, Band of Brother's, Shadows in the Jungle, and The Brenner Assignment. This has been the most riveting of the books I have read latley. When I got to page 160ish I couldn't put it...
I have been on a WWII reading kick lately, I have read both of Rick Atkinsons WWII books, Band of Brother's, Shadows in the Jungle, and The Brenner Assignment. This has been the most riveting of the books I have read latley. When I got to page 160ish I couldn't put it down, the story of behind the line espionage and and missions carried out to shut down the Brenner Pass is what movies are made out of. The story is amazing, the writing stlye is very good (simplistic, compared to Atkinson's mastery of the English language) I have read this book a few month's ago and I am now coming back to write a review of it, should say something about it. Don't hesitate to read it, it's a must read book.

posted by Goumierswerehardcore on April 30, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Information good, writing not so much

While the information of the book is quite interesting- the plot to cut the supply lines off late in the war, I thought the writing was very lacking. Using far too may repeating descriptions, and far to cut up.

There were two basic missions, and going back and fort...
While the information of the book is quite interesting- the plot to cut the supply lines off late in the war, I thought the writing was very lacking. Using far too may repeating descriptions, and far to cut up.

There were two basic missions, and going back and forth between the two until one was fatefully ended made it quite hard to read- especially since the two were related only since one was going to meet up with the other to achieve the main goal.

The built up tense prose was also not needed- by implying that being a POW for a few weeks was anything like being one for many years was weak.

I'm not quite finished with the book, yet, but will finish to learn something- not because it's a good book or the writing is all that great.

It's too bad, as this had a lot of potential.

posted by 4149099 on November 16, 2010

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    Extremely interesting!

    Interesting and informative

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