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D for Deception (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Tina Rosenberg , The Atavist
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Before Ian Fleming there was Dennis Wheatley. A best-selling spy novelist at the outset of World War II, Wheatley became a master of deception for Great Britain, turning pulp fiction fantasies into real-life espionage. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tina Rosenberg tells the amazing true story of one man who applied the plots of his own novels to the battlefield—and changed the course of history.

"Fascinating."—San Francisco Chronicle

“In D for Deception, one of our more remarkable Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists reveals a stunning spy story of massive historic and cultural impact. Dennis Wheatley was Britain’s most popular thriller writer in the 1930s, though his fiction is today mostly forgotten. Tina Rosenberg reveals Wheatley’s remarkable life as the mad genius in Winston Churchill’s bunker. Much of his story has been obscured, but thanks to Rosenberg, we can see him clearly now. And marvel. D for Deception will change the way you look at our past—and our present.”
—James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor and Mad Dogs

"Tina Rosenberg's D for Deception shines a light on the curious wartime career of British thriller-writer Dennis Wheatley—it's a fascinating topic, deeply researched and brilliantly told. I enjoyed it immensely."—Jeremy Duns, author of The Dark Chronicles


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 306 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Atavist (1 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008S1267S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,449 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! 7 Feb. 2014
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Until reading this book I had associated Dennis Wheatley only with his prolific output of occult thrillers and didn't realize that he was equally distinguished for his work for his country in WWII - this book gives a fascinating insight into this other aspect to his life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story 25 Dec. 2013
By P
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I had read many of his books many years ago and it was very interesting to read this account of his contribution to the war effort.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good buy for a quick read. 4 Nov. 2013
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Well written and interesting, a good quick read. Would recommend to anyone interested in wartime adventures that happen to be true tales.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deception 20 July 2013
By MH Dodd
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Thought that this was quite an interesting sample of the lives of some exceptional people who created plots and sub-plots in an effort to thwart a very dangerous enemy that thought nothing of overwhelming and subjugating other nationalities they thought inferior.
There were references to "Garbo", Ian Fleming and the breaking of Enigma, as well as some other people in this edition, but nothing about Ewen Montagu and "Operation Mincemeat", which was, I thought, another example of creative deception that saved countless thousands of lives in Operation Husky, and the invasion of Sicily, for example.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't enjoy it at all 31 Dec. 2014
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I'm sure I've already reviewed this book. Didn't enjoy it at all.
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