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- Print Length: 645 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (December 17, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HX1K1J4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II Kindle Edition
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I summarized the mood of the book as 'dark'. That summary was my prevailing opinion as I read the book, based on some rough parallels I noted between recent events and events of the 1930's-1940's.
While the book was fascinating, it was a bit hard to read at times. It did not always follow chronological order which bugged me a bit, but that is a very minor point.
This book is well worth the effort to read.
The book is extremely interesting; I considered dropping one star for writing style, since Mr. Stevenson can be hard to follow. (He seems to have little use for transitional devices at key points.) Ultimately I gave full weight to the book's message.
I do recommend the book highly; it will clear up a number of issues that still confuse people concerning WWII. Also the book's relevance to today's secrecy in governmental dealings is well worth the read.