This Grim And Savage Game: The Oss And U.s. Covert Operations In World War II

Paperback | June 23, 2000

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This is a true story of daring and adventure during World War II—with such unexpected players as Marlene Dietrich, who took part in the "musical warfare," and Julia Child, whose duties were clerical but who nonetheless felt she was "saving the world." To quote Tom Moon: "Anything that could hurt the enemy and aid the Allies was fair game. The rules of warfare were to be abolished for this organization." "This organization" was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered into existence five months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The eclectic group of specially skilled agents included scientists, professors, policemen, forgers, pickpockets-and a nineteen-year-old French-speaking draftee from Nebraska named Tom Moon. Their mission: to gather information and to carry out sabotage and guerrilla operations behind enemy lines any way they could, anywhere in the world. Here is a little-known but crucial aspect of the war effort, told as only an insider can.

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 Imagine a team of specially skilled experts — pickpockets, translators, scientists and policemen — fighting a secret war against the Nazis of the Second World War. What if this team were real? With all of the intrigue of a Frederick Forsythe novel and the attention to detail of a Tom Clancy thriller, Tom Moon’s fine wartime chronicle ...

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This is a true story of daring and adventure during World War II—with such unexpected players as Marlene Dietrich, who took part in the "musical warfare," and Julia Child, whose duties were clerical but who nonetheless felt she was "saving the world." To quote Tom Moon: "Anything that could hurt the enemy and aid the Allies was fair ga...

Tom Moon was one of the youngest agents of the OSS during World War II. Today a businessman in Garden Grove, California, he is a frequent lecturer on the history of America's secret intelligence and security agencies.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.77 inPublished:June 23, 2000Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306809567

ISBN - 13:9780306809569

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 Imagine a team of specially skilled experts — pickpockets, translators, scientists and policemen — fighting a secret war against the Nazis of the Second World War. What if this team were real? With all of the intrigue of a Frederick Forsythe novel and the attention to detail of a Tom Clancy thriller, Tom Moon’s fine wartime chronicle is a surprising look at the secret war against the Germans. The Grim and Savage Game: The OSS and U.S. Covert Operations in World War II tells the true story of the precursor to the CIA…the OSS. A member of the OSS himself, Moon provides readers with the most fascinating spy stories ever told.