• The Secret War

  • Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945
  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 30 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-10-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (196 ratings)

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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.
©2015 Max Hastings (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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3 out of 5 stars
By B. In -t Veld on 03-25-17

Better read than listened to

This is one of those books that you can better read than listen to. The subject matter is very well treated, the narrator does a well enough job, but a there's a lot to ingest and a regular need to look back a few pages at a name or a date. And that, as we all know, is rather difficult with an audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-21-16

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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