A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History by William Stevenson, David McAlister |, Audiobook (MP3 on CD) | Barnes & Noble
A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History

A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History

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by William Stevenson, David McAlister
     
 

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The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing and running a vast,

Overview

The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing and running a vast, worldwide intelligence network to challenge the terrifying force of Nazi Germany. Nothing less than the fate of Britain and the free world hung in the balance as INTREPID covertly set about stalling the Nazis by any means necessary.

First published in 1976, A Man Called Intrepid was an immediate bestseller. With over thirty black-and-white photographs and countless World War II secrets, this book revealed startling information that had remained buried for decades. Detailing the infamous Camp X training center in Ontario, Canada; the miraculous breaking of the Ultra Code used by the Enigma Machine; and dozens of other stories of clandestine missions, A Man Called Intrepid is an undisputed modern classic.

The accompanying reference guide is included as a PDF on this disc.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is William Stephenson."
—Ian Fleming, bestselling author of the James Bond novels

"An adventure story of monumental proportions."
—NBC News

"A splendid book. Rich in information. . . . profound in its implications."
—San Francisco Chronicle

"An intriguing story of secret actions against the backdrop of great events."
—Washington Post

"As long as Americans value courage and freedom there will be a special place in our hearts, our minds, and our history books for the 'Man Called Intrepid.'"
—Ronald Reagan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781531813130
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/09/2016

Meet the Author

William Stevenson (no relation to the subject of this book) was trained in aerial espionage as a British naval fighter pilot during World War II. A distinguished journalist and war correspondent, he is the author of sixteen books, including A Man Called Intrepid, Intrepid’s Last Case (Lyons), and Ninety Minutes at Entebbe. He lives in Toronto, Canada.