Sunday, July 02, 2006

Roosevelt's Secret War

Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage by Joseph E. Persico.

This New York Times bestseller has it all - secret meetings, late night chats, spies, traitors, presidents, and prime ministers. Persico argues that "no American president was better suited for secret warfare than FDR."* Did FDR know about the bombing of Pearl Harbor before it happened? Persico addresses this question- and the answer may surprise you.

"Explores—with judicious historical zest and a fine eye for detail—the hallucinatory world of snooping, concealments, betrayals and confidence games played for world-history stakes."—Time

*From the back cover of the book.