or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day [Paperback]

Stephan Talty

Price: 9.48 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 24 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 16.68  
Paperback 9.48  
Trade In this Item for up to 0.25
Trade in Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Frequently Bought Together

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day + Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 301 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (7 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0544035011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0544035010
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 816,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Agent Garbo The little-known World War II espionage story of Spaniard Juan Pujol, who convinced Hitler's Abwehr that he had a ring of spies in Britain, only to pull off one of the greatest feats of any double agent: he fooled Hitler and disguised D-Day. Full description

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more


Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  121 reviews
55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Unlikely Spy Who Fooled Hitler 30 May 2012
By George Webster, Ph.D., - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
When I flew over the southeast coast of England in May of 1944, I was amazed at the vast accumulation of troops, weapons, and materials for the coming invasion of France. And it all pointed to an invasion of the Pas de Calais, just twenty miles from the English coast. Only after the successful landings in Normandy did I learn that the mass of armament I saw was all fake. It fooled me, as it fooled German flyers scouting preparations for invasion, and German Generals who kept massive amounts of troops in the Pas de Calais. But Hitler was skeptical. He thought the (fake) concentration of armies opposite the Pas de Calais was a scam, and the real target was Normandy. If he had moved the German armies to Normandy, Allied troops would have met overwhelming force and been wiped out. In this well-researched and superbly-written book, we learn that Hitler finally allowed masses of German troops to remain in the Pas de Calais because he was fooled by Agent Garbo, an astoundingly clever spy working for the Allies. His real name was Juan Pujol, a Spaniard who developed a hatred for the Nazis. He determined to fight them by trickery, and he managed to meet German secret agents in Madrid and convince them that he would spy for Germany. He then went to England and volunteered to work for the Allies. His clever mind misled the Germans many times, but his triumph was convincing Hitler to keep that huge force of troops in the Pas de Calais until the Allies had landed successfully in Normandy. The story reads like a fictional thriller, and is well-worth reading.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Agent Garbo's successful personal war with Hitler 4 Jun 2012
By retired teacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
It is gratifying to learn more about someone whose 'personal war with Hitler' succeeded to the extent that, in the view of many, it changed the outcome of WWII. I was totally immersed with "Agent Garbo" as soon as I picked up the book. It was a spy story I had not heard before, and it became even more 'real' when I purchased Richard Holmes "D-Day Experience" in order to see maps of the time. There are two pages devoted to deception and intelligence with photos of the fictitious dummy vehicles which deceived the German intelligence, and mention of the double agent Garbo who "fed the Germans a rich diet of misinformation". Thanks to Stephan Talty for a thrilling and educational true-life book which I could not put down.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 30 Jun 2012
By Terry L - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This was an entertaining read. The story was written well (but sometimes had a little more detail than I thought necessary). I enjoy history a great deal, but if you do not, you may not like the book as well as I did. To me the book was just so interesting because of how one person could do so much to affect a war. Also, this is a character I knew very little about, so having such a person come to life as a person instead of just an historical footnote was very interesting to me to read about.

The fact that this is written more as a story than as a history book made the reading that much more enjoyable and readable.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, Fun Read! 21 Jun 2012
By Brian Klein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day, is written almost like a novel in the telling of this relatively little known part of WW2 history. While I read a lot of material on WW2 it seems there is always something new to learn, and this book told me the story of Agent Garbo with flair and finesse.

If you want more of a straight, stereotypical historical account, this book is not for you. This isn't to say anything negative about the book, just to point out what kind of history book it is. Talty puts a lot of life into the story, and I found it to be an engaging read.

If you're at all interested in the history of WW2, you could do a lot worse than reading this book.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful biographical sketch 28 May 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I tend not to gravitate toward biographies and prefer broader stories that focus more on an event than on an individual. However, this book is making me rethink my attitude. It was simply a wonderful read. Maybe it was the actual subject, but the author wove a brilliant story bringing the character to life. Again, maybe Pujol's circumstances are just that interesting, but his path toward becoming a masterful spy are intriguing and the author really did the material justice. Its not dry in any way (as some biographies I've read), but exhaustively researched and written with entertaining prose that engages the reader and jumps along. I actually had a hard time putting the book down, fairly unusual for me on a book of history.

For those unaware (as I was), Pujol was just an average guy who was so compelled by his hatred of Nazi Germany that he taught himself spy-craft and found a way to become a double agent. A Spaniard by birth, he managed to convince the Germans, the group he despised, he was on their side, then managed to ingratiate himself to the British and leverage his Germany relationship to dramatically influence the outcome of WWII. The means by which Pujol pulled all of this off is simply astounding, and the author does a great job of making the reader imagine how Pujol must have felt as he got deeper and deeper, and by extension, in a progressively more precarious position. Further, the story is so interesting one could readily see how this book would lend itself to a Hollywood blockbuster. Very highly recommended!
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback