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Author Conant, Jennet.

Title The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington / Jennet Conant.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    940.5486 CON    Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description xx, 393 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-376) and index.
Contents The usual drill -- Piece of cake -- Enthusiastic amateurs -- Special relationships -- Buffers -- One long loaf -- The war in Washington -- Dirty work -- Good value -- Enemy maneuvers -- The glamour set -- Full lives.
Summary Conant tells the story of young writer Roald Dahl who is assigned by His Majesty's Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America's isolationist circles. In the course of his "spying," he meets or works closely with David Ogilvy, Ian Fleming, and the great spymaster William Stephenson (aka Intrepid).
Subject Dahl, Roald -- Career in espionage.
Great Britain. British Security Coordination.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda.
Propaganda, British -- United States.
ISBN 9780743294584 (hbk.)
0743294580 (hbk.)

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