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Operation Garbo: the Personal Story of the Most Successful Double Agent of World War II

Pujol, Juan (with) West, Nigel

ISBN 10: 0394547772 / ISBN 13: 9780394547770
Published by Random House 1st American printing, 1985
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x, 207 p., photos, index, 8vo; Very Good/Very Good dust jacket, blindstamp on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 44169

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Title: Operation Garbo: the Personal Story of the ...

Publisher: Random House 1st American printing

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Offers the never-before-revealed story of the agent known only as GARBO and follows his real-life espionage from the gentlemen's clubs of London to the beach-head trenches of Normandy

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Random. Sept. 1986. c.224p. photogs. index. LC 85-10809. ISBN 0-394-54777-2. $17.95. hist/autobiog Pujol, a Spaniard whose code name was Garbo, may well have been the most successful double agent of World War II. Sent to London by German intelligence in 1941 to set up a spy network, he immediately contacted the British and began working for them. For three years Garbo fed misinformation to the Germans, who never realized the deception. At the end of 1943 he began sending misleading information concerning the coming invasion of France; the Germans believed that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was a feint. After the war Pujol settled in Venezuela and lived in obscurity until his identity was revealed in 1984. Recommended for specialists in espionage. All libraries with comprehensive collections of World War II materials should purchase. Stanley Itkin, Hillside P.L., New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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