The Secret War

  • by Max Hastings
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 30 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II - intelligence - showing how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome.
Spies, codes, and guerrillas played unprecedentedly critical roles in the Second World War, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts. In The Secret War, Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history.


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Extremely tedious. If I was working on my history PhD and needed a detailed source for names and dates, this would be useful, but not as something to listen to ad nauseam. Good reference book for the shelf, not good as an audio book. Steven Crossley did the best he could with the material he had to work with.
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- Jim Redding

a very comprehensive history of secret warfare.

a bit long but a good narration. Tons of stories about every angle of WWII.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio