Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler

Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler

by Gary Kamiya, Jeffrey Smith
     
 

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Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true.

 

In SHADOW KNIGHTS, everyday men and women risk their lives on top-secret missions to sabotage Adolf Hitler’s Third

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Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true.

 

In SHADOW KNIGHTS, everyday men and women risk their lives on top-secret missions to sabotage Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.

 

Hell-bent on conquering Europe, Hitler had just set his sights on England when Winston Churchill reached into his bag of tricks and invented a secret spy network of ordinary citizens. These schoolteachers, housewives, prostitutes, and farmers abandoned their former lives, trained in covert black ops, and set Europe ablaze. Parachuting into Nazi territory under the cover of night, they destroyed factories, armed resistance networks, and turned Hitler’s juggernaut on its head.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Simon & Schuster's new "Pulp History" series seeks to bring to life daring true adventures in history for general readers, aiming for both accuracy and excitement. This entry is about secret agents working in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Kamiya (cofounder, Salon) focuses on the dangerous activities of various men and women—there is not much about all the boring high-level bureaucratic discussions back in London. The segments on individual agents are only a few pages each, with many of Smith's (foundation & illustration, Art Ctr. Coll. of Design) dramatic illustrations reminiscent of those in graphic novels. VERDICT The whole book has a popular, quick-read feel to it, as no-doubt intended, making it best for getting YA students and general readers enthused about history. Fuller accounts of this particular subject can be found in David Stafford's Secret Agent: The True Story of the Covert War Against Hitler. Public and school libraries should consider.—Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439117750
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
37 MB
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