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The Resource Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric double agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty

Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric double agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty

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Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric double agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day
Title
Agent Garbo
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the brilliant, eccentric double agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Talty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Agent Garbo tells the astonishing story of a self-made secret agent who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich - and won. Juan Pujol was a nobody, a Barcelona poultry farmer determined to oppose the Nazis. Using only his gift for daring falsehoods, Pujol became Germany's most valued agent; it took four tries before the British believed he was really on the Allies' side. As Agent Garbo, Pujol turned in a masterpiece of deception worthy of his big-screen namesake. He created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents whirring to life. His unwitting German handlers believed every word, and banked on Garbo's lies as their only source of espionage with Great Britain. For his greatest performance, Pujol had to convince the German High Command that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was a feint, and that the real attack was aimed at Calais. The Nazis bought it, turning the tide of battle at the crucial moment. Based on years of archival research and interviews with Pujol's family, Agent Garbo is a true-life thriller set in the shadow world of espionage and deception
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Talty, Stephan
Dewey number
940.5486
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Pujol, Juan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
Target audience
adult
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Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric double agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049595727
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 301 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921844928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric double agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049595727
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 301 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921844928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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