The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington


By (author) Jennet Conant

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 28mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: East Roseville
  • ISBN 10: 0743294599
  • ISBN 13: 9780743294591
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 160,999

Product description

Now 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 figures 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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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.

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"Jennet Conant's new book is pure pleasure. Immensely intelligent and entertaining, with a narrative so strongly fashioned it reads, and compels, like the best fiction. All the complexities of friends spying on friends, yet as good a weekend companion as you'll find this year." -- Alan Furst, author of "The Spies of Warsaw"