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The Man Who Never Was

By Ewen Montagu
  • ISBN Code: : 1612515630
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : History
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As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. The innovative plot was so successful that the Germans moved some of their forces away from Sicily, and two weeks into the real invasion still expected an attack in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent. Agent Montagu tells the story as only an insider could, offering fascinating details of the difficulties involved-especially in creating a persona for a man who never was--and of his profession as a spy and the risks involved in mounting such a complex operation. Failure could have had devastating results. Success, however, brought a decided change in the course of the war.

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The Lola film is a distinct subgenre of the woman's film in which woman's claim to pleasure is entertained without recourse to the figure of the femme fatale. Lola embodies a recognizable set of characteristics through which over time a select group of directors, actors, and audiences have responded in ways that do not succumb to the imperatives of gender. There are over thirty-five Lola films, starting with Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel: many are German, others are French, American, British, Italian, and Spanish, but her claim has also resonated in Argentina, China, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, and the Philippines. Lola can be working class, lesbian, transgender, ethnic, suburban, or any combination. This book examines Lola as a specific and enduring aspect of the early twentieth-century "new woman": woman's forthright claim to pleasure on her own terms, liberated, if only as a cinematic fantasy, from the usual constraints of sex and gender.

Master of Deception

By Alan Ogden
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350124095
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 839
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Master of Deception is a biography of Peter Fleming, elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Peter Fleming worked as a travel writer and journalist, serving with distinction throughout World War II and played a crucial role in British intelligence operations in the Far East. This biography ranges from the personal life of Fleming such as his marriage to Celia Johnson, a famous actor of the time, to his extensive military intelligence career which took him from Norway and Greece to the Far East. Framed through the life of Peter Fleming this book offers an in-depth study of British intelligence operations in the Far East during World War II.

The Man of Genius

By Cesare Lombroso
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040852525
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  • Category : Fiction
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The Lasting Influence of the War on Postwar British Film

By M. Boyce
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137015047
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Many of the most celebrated British films of the immediate post-war period (1945-55) seem to be occupied with "getting on" with life and offering distraction for postwar audiences. It is the time of the celebrated Ealing comedies, Hue and Cry (1946) and Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Dickens adaptations, and the most ambitious projects of the Archers. While the war itself is rarely mentioned in these films, the war and the conditions of postwar society lie at the heart of understanding them. While various studies have focused on lesser known realist films, few consider how deeply and completely the war affected British film. Michael W. Boyce considers the preoccupation of these films with profound anxieties and uncertainties about what life was going to be like for postwar Britain, what roles men and women would play, how children would grow up, even what it meant - and what it still means today - to be British.

To the Last Man

By Zane Grey
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609774183
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 899
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Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier, including the novel Riders of the Purple Sage, his bes selling book. This is one of his stories.

Tales of Valor

By Howard J. Leavitt
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450069274
  • Total of Pages : 609
  • Category : History
  • Members : 624
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Which astronaut repaired the Hubble telescope during a walk in space? Who was the model for the movie "The Man Who Never Was?" What officer was responsible for the eradication of flogging in the U.S. Navy? Who is the most decorated living U.S. Army veteran? That the uncle of a world-famous entertainer won the Distinguished Service Cross in Korea? What officer led the mission to rescue General Patton's son-in-law? Who was the commanding officer of the famed WW II B-17 Rosie's Riveters? Who commanded both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets of the U.S. submarine forces? What soldier, born in Lithuania, was the Commanding General of the U.S. Special Forces? Who commanded the battleship Utah at Pearl Harbor and received the Navy Cross? What French general was commended by Napoleon as "...one of the greatest of the great?" What general commanded the Australian forces in France in World War I? Who was and remains the only dentist in the Army to win the Congressional Medal of Honor? Who won both the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I? Who won the Navy Cross during World War I and another during World War II? What Navy surgeon received the Silver Star in Vietnam and is being considered for the Medal of Honor? Who was one of the first nurses to die in Europe in WW II and is buried in a military cemetery in France? What famous Los Angeles police officer and attorney won two Bronze Stars in Vietnam as a paratrooper? Who was the Jewish chaplain who gave his life aboard the SS Dorchester to save American soldiers? What Israeli astronaut was the youngest participant in the 1981 raid on the Osirak nuclear plant in Iraq?

The Interpreter: A Tale of the War

By G. J. Whyte-Melville
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Fiction
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And now the green door is passed and we are in the gallery; a faint light through the stained windows only serves to show its extent and general gloom, whilst its corners and abutments are black as a wolf's mouth. Not a servant in the castle would willingly traverse this gallery after dark, and we two children feel that we are at last alone, and cut off from all hopes of assistance or rescue. But the Breviary lies on the table at the far end, and, dreading the very sound of our own footsteps, we steal quietly on. All at once Victor stops short.