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Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from war and conflict zones around the world. His books include the Sunday Times bestseller Operation Certain Death and Bloody Heroes, plus the novels Desert Claw and Cobra Gold. His books, films, and journalism have won awards and widespread praised in näytä lisää the media. näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Nazi Hunters (1712) 116 kappaletta
Judy : A Dog in a Million (2014) 72 kappaletta
Hunting Hitler's Nukes (2016) 68 kappaletta
Operation Certain Death (1842) 57 kappaletta
War Dog (2013) 45 kappaletta
Smokey the Brave (1994) 42 kappaletta
SAS Band of Brothers (2020) 31 kappaletta
Cobra 405 (2007) 27 kappaletta
SAS Great Escapes (2020) 27 kappaletta
Bloody Heroes (2006) 23 kappaletta
Freedom (2007) 21 kappaletta
Cobra Gold (2007) 14 kappaletta
Desert Claw (Quick Reads) (2006) 12 kappaletta
Skin Deep 4 kappaletta
Sergeant Rex 2 kappaletta
Fire Strike 7/9 1 kappale

Associated Works

Sergeant Rex (2011) — Avustaja, eräät painokset120 kappaletta
Operation Mayhem (2014) 21 kappaletta

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The story itself is fascinating.you can’t fail with Josephine Baker as one of your lead characters. Unfortunately, much of the information is either still unavailable, or of a twisting, amorphous character.it is not the author’s fault, he does the best he can with what is available, but I was left wondering about some of Josephine’s comrades in arms.
 
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cspiwak | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
4.5 Stars
A detailed and fascinating history of the men who helped establish and shape the SAS (especially "Paddy" Mayne), this work focuses on the early African deployments during WWII. It's well-researched and offers more in-depth descriptions than many books on the subject. There's to be a sequel which will describe the subsequent period, the European segment of the SAS during WWII. For military history fans.

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LibStaff2 | Oct 11, 2023 |
Churchill's Hellraisers by Damien Lewis. This was a non-fiction read that told about the cooperation (or lack of it) between the English military and the Italian partisans during WWII. Southern Italy was liberated fairly quickly, but further north the Germans were in firm control. The "dividing" line between the Allies and the Germans was called the "Gothic Line", a term I had not heard before. To be honest, there were too many people and too many sub-plots. This book needed a good editing! All in all, it was "good" book, but not a great book. It appears to have been researched thoroughly. 411 pages… (lisätietoja)
 
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Tess_W | Jul 18, 2023 |
nonfiction/history - WW2 French/British/American espionage in Allied resistance to Axis forces, including some very significant contributions by Josephine Baker (the most astronomically famous/successful Black woman entertainer of her time), 1939-1945.

Interesting but not very accessible or easy to read, and not as revealing of Baker's adventures as one might hope, instead providing more details about her fellow spies (who broke with convention and actually wrote books about their deeds).

I liked this (just the 10 years' worth of effort that must have gone into the research makes it worth a read) but I would have gotten more out of it if it had focused more on JB (perhaps not really possible due to a lack of surviving primary sources). My brain had to keep switching gears between the parts that talked about her and all the parts that talked about the tactics and strategizing of putting together the various moving pieces of the spy networks, and trying to keep all the pseudonyms for different spies straight, and sometimes having to stop and reread sentences because of strange, unclear phrasing and odd sentence structure. So it also took me longer to plod through this than expected, but I do think it's a part of history that should definitely be told so I'm glad the author has labored over discovering the truth to the best that could be determined from the various classified/unclassified sources this time.
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reader1009 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 30, 2022 |

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