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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Kagan, Stephen Hyslop, Stephen G. Hyslop Narrator: Andrew Reilly Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781504746977
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From spy missions to code breaking, this account of the covert operations of World War II takes listeners behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history.

From the authors who created Eyewitness to World War II and numerous other bestselling reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world’s greatest conflicts—and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic’s landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spymasters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies.

Seven narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the “secret war.” Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop and Neil Kagan reveal this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A one-of-a-kind atlas…A gripping, self-contained story on every spread.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review, on Atlas of the Civil War

  • “Incredible, first-person stories, moments of heroism, arresting rare imagery, and rich maps bring the entire history of World War II into sharp focus. [A] deeply moving book.”

    War History Online, on Eyewitness to WWII

  • “[The] true story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome…of the Second World War…consistently compelling military history…emphatically and unreservedly recommended.”

    Midwest Book Review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 4/15/2017

    " This had a lot more information about the Japanese side of the war than the other books I have read. One thing I noticed was that you can hear the edits because the volume or gain was set different for each edit. So that was a bit annoying. All in all a good listen. "

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About the Author

Neil Kagan heads Kagan & Associates, a firm specializing in designing and producing innovative illustrated books. Formerly publisher / managing editor and director of new product development for Time-Life Books, he created numerous series, including the award-winning Voices of the Civil War series. Recently he edited Great Battles of the Civil War, Great Photography of the Civil War, and for National Geographic, the bestselling books Concise History of the World, Eyewitness to the Civil War, The Untold Civil War, and Atlas of the Civil War.

About the Narrator

Andrew Reilly is an actor, narrator, and teacher who has lived in ten countries. Andrew has taught language learning through drama in Russia and Romania, and English in the West Bank, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and German.