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    DescriptionNow in paperback, and following her extraordinary, bestselling, and much-acclaimed accounts of the most guarded secrets of the Second World War, here is a rollicking true story of spies, politicians, journalists, and intrigue in the highest circles of Washington during the tumultuous days of World War II. When Roald Dahl, a dashing young wounded RAF pilot, took up his post at the British Embassy in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and considerable charm to gain access to the most powerful fig- ures in American political life. Better than any spy fiction, "The" "Irregulars "is a fascinating, lively account of deceit, double dealing, " "and moral ambiguity--all in the name of victory. Richly detailed and carefully researched, Conant's masterful narrative is based on never-before-seen wartime letters, diaries, and interviews.


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    Title
    The Irregulars
    Subtitle
    Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennet Conant
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 388 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743294591
    ISBN 10: 0743294599
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: JPVN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
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    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/DCOLUM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A16386000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/DCWASH
    B&T Approval Code: A41525000
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    DC22: 940.54864109
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC22: 940.5486410973
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    DC22: 940.54/86410973
    LC classification: D810.S8 D234 2009
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, NHWR7, JPV, NHWL
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Australia
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Australia
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    East Roseville
    Author Information
    Jennet Conant is a journalist who has written profiles for "Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, "and" The New York Times. "She is the author of the bestselling "Tuxedo Park" and "109 East ""Palace. "Conant lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband and son.
    Review quote
    "A fascinating glimpse of the intrigue and spying inside the British-American alliance in wartime Washington." -- Ben Bradlee