Deceptions of World War II [NOOK Book]

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Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer

"A first-class historian."
?The Wall Street Journal

Top Secret Tales of World War II

"A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for cozy nonfiction, this would be the template."
?Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for the curious and adventure readers and those who love exotic tales and especially history buffs who will be surprised at what they didn't know. Recommended for ...

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Overview

Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer

"A first-class historian."
?The Wall Street Journal

Top Secret Tales of World War II

"A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for cozy nonfiction, this would be the template."
?Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for the curious and adventure readers and those who love exotic tales and especially history buffs who will be surprised at what they didn't know. Recommended for nearly everyone."
?Kirkus Reviews

Daring Missions of World War II

" The author brings to light many previously unknown stories of behind-the-scenes bravery and covert activities that helped the Allies win critical victories."
?Albuquerque Journal

Secret Weapons of World War II

"Rip-roaring tales . . . a delightful addition to the niche that Breuer has so successfully carved out."
?Publishers Weekly

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Breuer's World War II thematic history series was published between 1999 and 2003, with individual titles costing $24.95. These Castle reprints offer the same volumes in hardcover for $9.99. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471207474
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/2/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: PRINTABLE, File Size: 2.5MB
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 623,800
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

WILLIAM B. BREUER is a military historian and author of more than twenty-six books, over ten of which have been main selections of the Military Book Club. They include Undercover Tales of World War II, Unexplained Mysteries of World War II, Secret Weapons of World War II, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan, Feuding Allies, and MacArthur's Undercover War, all published by Wiley. Daring Missions of World War II and Top Secret Tales of World War II, both also published by Wiley, have been Conservative Book Club selections.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART ONE-HEADING TOWARD THE BRINK.

A British Mole in German Spy School.

An Elderly German Casanova.

Return of a "Conquering Hero".

The "Poor Little Rich Girl".

A Scheme to "Nazify" Thirty Million Americans.

A Seminary Student Stalks Hitler.

Standard Oil's Nazi Connection.

Theft of Maginot Line Secrets.

The Pope's Clandestine Peace Plan.

An American Forum to Promote Germany.

Roosevelt's Secret Scheme to Aid the British.

"Our Enemies Are Little Worms".

Lulling Europe's Leaders to Sleep.

PART TWO-A WORLD ROCKED BY WAR.

A German Spymaster Plots Against Hitler.

The Polish Assassin Wore Pigtails.

An American Celebrity Aids the Fuhrer.

A Civic-Minded Spy in Miami.

A Swedish Professor's Intelligence Coup.

Greta Garbo: A Secret Agent.

"You Will Spy for the Fatherland!"

Hitler Finances an FBI Coup.

Japanese Fishermen in the Caribbean.

Confiscating Nazis' Stolen Art Treasure.

A Propaganda Blitz against the United States.

The Secret Looting of Conquered Europe.

A Hollywood "Warrior" Is Knighted.

Roosevelt: Conniver or Country Bumpkin?

"Smuggling" Five Ships to England.

Plastic Surgery for a British Spy.

PART THREE-NAZI GERMANY ON THE MARCH.

Nazi Diplomat Spies in the United States.

Secret Trysts in Berlin Theaters.

J. Edgar Hoover: Rumor Monger.

An Unlikely Counterfeit Traitor.

The Spy who Fooled Both Sides.

Nine Germans Capture Belgrade.

The "Directress of Masquerades".

Ruses to Aid Trapped British Force.

"We Stand Behind Every Camel!"

An Enemy Agent in the Spymaster's Family.

Mission: Hide Alexandria Harbor.

Nazi Spies Visit the White House.

Escaping in Disguise from a Death Camp.

The World's Strangest Business.

French Gold Cache Kept from Hitler.

The German "Butcher's" Gardener.

PART FOUR-A SLEEPING AMERICA AWAKENS.

A Plot to Coerce United States into War.

American Postcards Aid Pearl Harbor Attack.

Urgent Mission: Disguise California.

The Mysterious Camp X.

Probing Secrets of the Atlantikwall.

Contrivances to Save Jewish Children.

Sneaking a Danish Leader to London.

An "Insane" Man in U.S. Navy Post.

A German Deception Masterpiece.

A Deluge of Phony Food Coupons.

Impersonating a Submarine Fleet.

The "Phantom Field Marshal".

German Soldiers Help a Woman "Terrorist".

Escaping Captivity by a Ruse.

The Grand Mufti's Rejected Report.

British Magicians Hoodwink Rommel.

PART FIVE-TURNING OF THE TIDE.

A Danish Spy Preaches to the Germans.

Japan Wants Lethal Gas on England.

General Eisenhower's Furious Wife.

The Gestapo Tricks British Spymaster.

London's Devious "Shadow Warrior".

Jim, the Talented Forger.

The Lady Journalist Was a Spy.

America's Black Propaganda Experts.

A "Water Donkey" Subterfuge.

Strange Roe for a Copenhagen Hotel.

War Among London's Spy Chiefs.

A Cat Bombardier.

A Plot to Kidnap the Pope.

Capturing an Island by Deceit.

"Fishermen" Blow Up Key Canal.

PART SIX-THE ALLIES' ROAD TO VICTORY.

Cat-and-Mouse Duel With the Gestapo.

Hedy Lamar Creates Panic.

A Bluff Saves an Underground Chief.

A Stowaway Lands on a Hostile Beach.

Sardine Treats fro U-Boat Crews.

Heists by the "Oslo Gang".

Fashion Model Unmasks German Spy.

A Trojan Horse Ploy.

A Cherbourg Priest Plays Kickball.

History's Most Incredible Impersonation.

"Black Radio" Blackmails Germans.

A Nazi Campaign to Defeat Roosevelt.

Operation Ferdinand Bamboozles Germans.

Allies Ignore Battle of Bulge Warning.

Polish Underground Steals Hitler's Secret Weapon.

Grandma Was a Secret Agent.

A Pregnant Spy Cuts a Deal.

"Faithful Heinrich" Betrays His Fuhrer.

Notes and Sources.

Index.

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