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Agent Garbo

The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day

Talty, Stephan

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Agent Garbo

Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2012]
ISBN: 0547614810
Characteristics: xvi, 301 pages, [8] plates ;,24 cm


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May 04, 2013
  • bibliotechnocrat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Juan Pujol - a highly active and imaginative child - grew up in a privileged Barcelona family just before the advent of General Franco. Then, as a young man, he was traumatized and impoverished by the Spanish Civil War and developed a profound hatred of Fascism. Hitler's rise inspired Pujol to focus his considerable creative and imaginative energies on fighting the Third Reich. He became a double agent, feeding misleading information from the British directly to Berlin.

This novelistic treatment of a fascinating character, who stood at the crux of the deception efforts surrounding D-Day, is well worth your time. Pujol's story fills in the blanks about how the Allies hoodwinked Hitler into believing that Normandy was a feint (with the real invasion focused on Calais) until it was too late. It's an incredible story too improbable to be fiction. Recommended.

Dec 18, 2012

"This true-life thriller describes Juan Pujol, a poultry farmer who opposed the Nazis and concocted a series of staggering lies that led to his becoming one of Germany's most valued spies, while actually acting as a double-agent for the Allies." Biography and Memoir December 2012 newsletter


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