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The Resource Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty

Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty

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Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day
Title
Agent Garbo
Title remainder
the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Talty
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Agent Garbo tells the astonishing story of a self-made secret agent who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich--and won. Juan Pujol was a nobody, a Barcelona poultry farmer determined to oppose the Nazis. Using only his gift for daring falsehoods, Pujol became Germany's most valued agent--or double agent: it took four tries before the British believed he was really on the Allies' side. In the guise of Garbo, Pujol invented armadas out of thin air and brought a vast network of fictional subagents whirring to life. His German handlers believed every word, and banked on Garbo's lies as their only source of espionage within Great Britain. For his greatest performance, Pujol had to convince the German High Command that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was a feint and the real attack was aimed at Calais. The Nazis bought it.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Citation location within source
  • July 01, 2012
  • April 16, 2012
  • July 06, 2012
  • May 15, 2012
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talty, Stephan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pujol, Juan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
Label
Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. The Making of a Spy -- 1. Tom Mix in Barcelona -- 2. The Training Ground -- 3. Araceli -- 4. The white city 5. The Game -- 6. The Snakepit -- Pt. II. Garbo's Rise -- 7. A Fresh Riot of Ideas -- 8. The System -- 9. The Debut -- 10. The Blacks and the Santa Clauses -- 11. The Rehearsal -- Pt. III. The Far Shore -- 12. The Dry Run -- 13. An Intimate Deception -- 14. Haywire -- 15. The Interloper -- 16. The Ghost Army -- 17. The Backdrop -- 18. The Build-Up -- 19. The Prisoner -- 20. The Hours -- 21. The Weapon -- Pt. IV. Breakoff -- 22. The End -- 23. The Return
Control code
2012005470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780547614816
Lccn
2012005470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547614816
  • (OCoLC)773669656
Label
Agent Garbo : the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day, Stephan Talty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. The Making of a Spy -- 1. Tom Mix in Barcelona -- 2. The Training Ground -- 3. Araceli -- 4. The white city 5. The Game -- 6. The Snakepit -- Pt. II. Garbo's Rise -- 7. A Fresh Riot of Ideas -- 8. The System -- 9. The Debut -- 10. The Blacks and the Santa Clauses -- 11. The Rehearsal -- Pt. III. The Far Shore -- 12. The Dry Run -- 13. An Intimate Deception -- 14. Haywire -- 15. The Interloper -- 16. The Ghost Army -- 17. The Backdrop -- 18. The Build-Up -- 19. The Prisoner -- 20. The Hours -- 21. The Weapon -- Pt. IV. Breakoff -- 22. The End -- 23. The Return
Control code
2012005470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780547614816
Lccn
2012005470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547614816
  • (OCoLC)773669656

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