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D for Deception

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Before Ian Fleming there was Dennis Wheatley. A best-selling spy novelist at the outset of World War II, Wheatley became a master of deception for Great Britain, turning pulp fiction fantasies into real-life espionage. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tina Rosenberg tells the amazing true story of one man who applied the plots of his own novels to the battlefield—and changed ...more
Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by The Atavist
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Dec 09, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
This is a Kindle single (short and only $2). Totally worth the read. I'm a fan of spy stuff; especially real spy stuff. This is the story of a spy writer in England who was recruited to devise stories that were leaked to the Germans in order to confuse them into allocating resources to the wrong places. It was short and sweet - I would have enjoyed this being a longer book, but I'll take what I can get!
Zack Urlocker
May 13, 2014 Zack Urlocker rated it liked it
The premise is fascinating: best-selling UK pulp novelist Dennis Wheatley gets pulled into the war office during WWII to help Churchill and his generals think like the Germans and comes up with some crazy capers to formulate plans of military deception. The only problem is the book (booklet?) is written with about as much passion and suspense as a Wikipedia article.
For $2 I can't complain too much, but this is the least thrilling account you'll ever read.
Patricia L.
Oct 10, 2015 Patricia L. rated it really liked it
This is a must-read for every lover of WWII tactical history. Much of Britain's war tactics depended on deception and misdirection, especially D-Day plans. Without their deceptive practices, Germany's war machine might have defeated the Allies in 1944.

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Very engaging true story of the Spy Writer who became a Spy, and helped save Britain in WW2.
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Tina Rosenberg, the winner of a MacArthur grant, is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a former member of the Times editorial board. Her book The Haunted Land won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
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