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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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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- Amazon Customer

A decent book but not great

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I expected more detail in the way of the technical info. This book is unlike other from Hastings in it's tone and it really doesn't suit audio format as you will forget which theatre/belligerent is the focus of each chapter while you pause.

Specifically I wanted to hear about certain aspects of the US/Japanese code war in the Pacific. No mention of the Navajo code talkers etc


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- Bob Byrne

Book Details

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