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

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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.
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subject_facet Dahl, Roald -- Career in espionage
Great Britain. -- British Security Coordination
Propaganda, British -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda
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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
Propaganda, British
Secret service
World War, 1939-1945