Bookmarks Magazine's Reviews > Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre
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Aug 22, 10

bookshelves: sept-oct-2010

Thanks to Macintyre's meticulous research and discovery of original documents, here, finally, is the definitive version of this incredible tale, complete with an eccentric cast of characters and thrilling, suspenseful moments. Critics on both sides of the pond lavished praise on Operation Mincemeat, citing Macintyre's flair for detail and his skill in rendering the Allies' convoluted machinations into a cohesive story, which races along with a novel's momentum. The New York Times Book Review grumbled about some overly embellished characters (but also considered the book "great fun"), while the Washington Post considered Macintyre's delightful protagonists--dashing officers, suave scoundrels, beautiful damsels, and colorful oddballs--his greatest achievement. A riveting page-turner, Operation Mincemeat will captivate fans of all genres. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.
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