Library account access and other online library services (eBooks, databases, etc.) will be unavailable between 1AM and 5:30AM on Monday, March 25.

The irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
The rollicking true story of British spies who shaped American policy during WWII, told by the bestselling author of 109 East Palace . When dashing young RAF pilot Roald Dahl ( that Roald Dahl) took up his post at the British Embassy in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and charm to gain access to the most powerful figures in American political life. He and his co-conspirators David Ogilvy, Ivar Bryce, and Ian Fleming ( that Ian Fleming) called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins in some Sherlock Holmes stories. Their goals: to weaken the American isolationist forces, bring the country into the war against Germany, and influence U.S. policy in favor of England. Their mastermind: Churchill's legendary spy chief, William Stephenson, code name "Intrepid," who would later serve as the model for Fleming's James Bond. Based on never-before-seen wartime letters, diaries, and interviews, this lively account of deceit, doubledealing, and moral ambiguity is richly detailed, carefully researched, and better than any spy fiction.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0eed4c92-a1ff-015f-963f-5143757680c9
Grouping Title irregulars roald dahl and the british spy ring in wartime washington
Grouping Author conant jennet
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-23 23:28:06PM
Last Indexed 2019-03-24 00:18:16AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Conant, Jennet.
author_display Conant, Jennet
available_at_catalog Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Southeast
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction, Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description Conant tells the story of young writer Roald Dahl who is assigned by His Majesty's Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America's isolationist circles. In the course of his "spying," he meets or works closely with David Ogilvy, Ian Fleming, and the great spymaster William Stephenson (aka Intrepid)
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 0eed4c92-a1ff-015f-963f-5143757680c9
isbn 9780743294584, 9781598877670
item_details ils:CARL0000317168|35192037755067|Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction|940.5488 C743i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000317168|35192037755083|Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction|940.5488 C743i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, overdrive:e744d2b4-d812-4bdc-8210-d42af837c9c1|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-03-24T05:18:16.899Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 940.5488 C743i
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780743294584
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:CARL0000317168|Book|Books|1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2008.|xx, 393 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., overdrive:e744d2b4-d812-4bdc-8210-d42af837c9c1|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HighBridge Company||
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:e744d2b4-d812-4bdc-8210-d42af837c9c1 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000317168 35192037755067 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000317168 35192037755083 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Dahl, Roald -- Career in espionage, Great Britain. -- British Security Coordination, Propaganda, British -- United States, World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States
title_display The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington
title_full The Irregulars Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington / Jennet Conant
title_short The irregulars :
title_sub Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Career in espionage, Dahl, Roald, History, Nonfiction, Propaganda, Propaganda, British, Secret service, World War, 1939-1945