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The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington ** S I G N E D **

Conant, Jennet

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ISBN 10: 0743294580 / ISBN 13: 9780743294584
Published by Simon & Schuster, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND FIRST Printing, with publishers full number line on copyright page. * SIGNED * by author on title page (signature only). ALSO SIGNED and LAID-IN, is event flier where author lectured and signed. MINT volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 002863

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Title: The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Describes the covert intelligence operations of allied forces during World War II as experienced by wounded RAF pilot Roald Dahl, a patriot who used his charm and wits to infiltrate the upper reaches of Georgetown society and who worked with such figures as Churchill, Roosevelt, and spy chief William Stephenson to influence U.S. policy in favor of England. 150,000 first printing.


Amazon Best of the Month, September 2008: Long before Willy Wonka sent out those five Golden Tickets, Roald Dahl lived a life that was more James Bond than James and the Giant Peach. After blinding headaches cut short his distinguished career as a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, Dahl became part of an elite group of British spies working against the United States' neutrality at the onset of World War II. The Irregulars is a brilliant profile of Dahl's lesser-known profession, embracing a real-life storyline of suave debauchery, clandestine motives, and afternoon cocktails. If this sounds oddly familiar, it's no coincidence: both Ian Fleming (the creator of 007) and Bill Stephenson (the legendary spymaster rumored to be the inspiration for Bond) were members of the same outfit. Although "Dahl...Roald Dahl" doesn't quite carry the same debonair ring, there is no discrediting this fascinating look at the British author's covert service to the Allied cause during WWII. --Dave Callanan

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