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Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret…

by William Stevenson

Lyons Press | September 24, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that would ultimately stall the Nazi war machine and help win World War II. Ian Fleming, bestselling author of the James Bond novels, once remarked, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is William Stephenson." Illustrated with thirty-two pages of black-and-white photographs, this book describes the infamous "Camp X" spy training center in Ontario, Canada; the breaking of the Ultra Code used by Enigma; and countless tales of assassinations, clandestine activities, guerrilla armies, resistance support, and suicide missions. This modern classic, which reads like fiction, was a national bestseller when first published in 1976.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 in

Published: September 24, 2009

Publisher: Lyons Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 159921170X

ISBN - 13: 9781599211701

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating This book was fascinating. It was such an eye-opener for me regarding the scope of WWII and how much espionage, secrecy and diplomacy came into play during the years of the Nazi threat to the world. As I read this book, I became painfully aware of how little history was taught to me in school. This is not an easy or quick book to read, as Stevenson details the role of Sir William Stephenson in the secret war of WWII. Stephenson, working for Prime Minister Winston Churchill worked closely with President Roosevelt and Churchill to create an intelligence network to take down the Nazis. The book details the creation of his intelligence organization and the role both he and his vast organization played in keeping Hitler from taking over the world. Although the title sounds as though this is a book about William Stephenson, code named INTPREID, this is more of a historical book rather than a biography. The book discusses important missions and agents, and describes the lengths the Allied forces were forced to prevent a Nazi victory. For the most part I was riveted while reading this book, but I did find a few sections confusing. This is one book I would benefit from reading again, as it is so rich and dense with information, names and missions that I’m sure I only absorbed a fraction of the information. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in history or WWII.
Date published: 2006-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the Real James Bond If this were a work of fiction, one would say 'too far-fetched, too outlandish'. The fact that this a biography is astonishing. This book unveils the shadow war that spies and agents ran during WWII, and the man behind the allies victory in that war, William Stephenson. To call this a page turner is an understatement. A must read for any war buff, history buff or spy novel fan. A classic and for good reason!
Date published: 2000-10-21

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

Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret…

by William Stevenson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 in

Published: September 24, 2009

Publisher: Lyons Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 159921170X

ISBN - 13: 9781599211701

About the Book

The incredible World War II narrative of the hero whose spy network and secret diplomacy changed the course of history.

From the Publisher

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that would ultimately stall the Nazi war machine and help win World War II. Ian Fleming, bestselling author of the James Bond novels, once remarked, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is William Stephenson." Illustrated with thirty-two pages of black-and-white photographs, this book describes the infamous "Camp X" spy training center in Ontario, Canada; the breaking of the Ultra Code used by Enigma; and countless tales of assassinations, clandestine activities, guerrilla armies, resistance support, and suicide missions. This modern classic, which reads like fiction, was a national bestseller when first published in 1976.

From the Jacket

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master"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 "A splendid book. Rich in information. . . . profound in its implications."-San Francisco Chronicle"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 A Man Called Intrepid is the true story of Sir William Stephenson (code-named Intrepid) and the spy network he founded that would ultimately stall the Nazi war machine and help win World War II. Illustrated with thirty-two pages of black-and-white photographs, it describes the infamous "Camp X" spy training center in Ontario, Canada; the breaking of the Ultra Code used by Enigma; and countless tales of assassinations, clandestine activities, guerrilla armies, resistance support, and suicide missions. This modern classic, which reads like fiction, was a national bestseller when first published in 1976.

About 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.

Editorial Reviews

"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