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One of my top ten books,
This review is from: Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945 (Paperback)
I bought the paperback version of this book in 2000 and must have read it half a dozen times. It is well written, gripping and educational without ever being boring or predictable. All the more compelling is that it is a true story.
From other histories I have read it is apparent that SOE was not actually as effective at shortening WWII as Leo Marks believed (the code-breaking work at Bletchley was much more important to the Allied war success). However this in no way detracts from his narrative or the bravery of those agents he brings to life in this wonderful book.
I recommend it wholeheartedly and only wish that someone would bring it to Kindle or iBook so that I can read it again more easily on my travels.