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"Juan Pujol is deserving of this biography, which captures not only his humanity, but also his humanism. Stephan Talty has delivered a beautiful report of every impossible day of Pujol's life, and AGENT GARBO is a confirmation of Donne's devotional, that 'when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.'"
"Talty gives us an appreciably richer picture not only of Pujol but also of an interwar period that could produce someone willing and able to undertake the duplicity required of a double agent. Along the way, the author captures the chilling realities of bloody battlefields, tense war rooms and besieged London. Elegantly crafted."
--The Wall Street Journal
"A wonderful book for WWII buffs, a true-life spy thriller with about as much intrigue and excitement as you’d find in a le Carré novel."
"The exciting, improbable adventures of a young Spanish spy who managed to become Britain’s most effective tool in deceiving Hitler. A lively, rollicking good read."
"Epic intelligence coups of WWII unreel in this colorful caper saga. Talty’s Pujol is a captivating character with a talent for operatic confabulation, but Garbo is just the alluring lead in massive deceptions that the author likens to Hollywood productions, complete with rubber tanks, fake ships, and a Montgomery impersonator. The result is a rollicking story of wartime eccentrics and their labyrinthine mind games."
--Publishers Weekly, starred
“AGENT GARBO is the fascinating story of a man whose wit, cunning, and steely nerves made the Allied victory possible in World War II. Stephan Talty's unsurpassed research brings forth one of the war's greatest agents in a must-read book for those who think they know all the great World War II stories.”
— Gregory Freeman, author of The Forgotten 500
My husband especially liked this true spy story telling what lead up to the Normandy invasion.Published 1 month ago by Head Bookie
. . . could never be as fantastic as this real life.
The story of a remarkable man who found a niche for his gifts when the world needed them the most.
This is a good true story but the book is written so poorly that it is hard t0 keep going. I would not recommend this title unless you have a particular interest in World War 1... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Helga Tarver
This is an amazing tale from start to finish. I'd never heard of this person or knew about all the things he did. Extraordinary story!Published 1 month ago by Summer Lover
After reading numerous writings and biographies on WWII, I could never really understand why the Nazis kept their reserves entrenched at Pas de Calais instead of reinforcing its... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jmcneill
I rate AGENT GARBO as a Five. I think it's a wonderful book, well organized, with apparent meticulous documentation. And it's not too long, just 301 pages! Read morePublished 2 months ago by JellyRoll WannaBe
Agent Garbo was one of the world's most amazing human beings. His creativity and imagination took him to heights most of us only dream about. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carla C. Kerr