Monday, December 06, 2010

The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

The Wall Street Journal says it best: "This scholarly yet entertaining magnum opus is the definitive account of all the stratagems used by the Allies against the Axis in World War II."

The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War is a monumental work by Thaddeus Holt. It is, indeed, a magnum opus, clocking in at 1,148 pages (which includes a highly detailed bibliography, maps, appendixes, and index) full of intrigue, danger, and, of course, deception.

Holt was the first to have access to the recently declassified and surviving records of numerous important documents pertaining to war-time Allied deception. His highly detailed prose delivers a compelling portrait of the extreme lengths taken by the Allies to win World War II.

The sheer magnitude of research that went into this book is hard to fathom, but it also makes it a must-have source for those interested in this particular aspect of World War II for scholarly purposes or for sheer entertainment. It ably meets both purposes.

Visit Skyhorse Publishing to learn more about The Deceivers and other great history titles!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes only. I was not compensated monetarily.


Ron Scheer said...

The closest I suppose I've been to having a big interest in this subject is watching the series FOYLE'S WAR, about WWII on the south coast of England.

With your current interest in Nebraska writers (I saw your comments on Laurie's blog), maybe you know about the North Platte canteen. If not, google is showing a long list of links to web pages and videos about it, and check out Bob Greene's book ONCE UPON A TOWN.

Great pic series on that gingerbread house on your other blog. May the season bring you all you wish for.

Melissa Marsh said...

Hi Ron! That is a TERRIFIC book. I read that a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I picked this book up last month in my quest to find to a great subject for my Master's thesis. If you endorse it Melissa, it must be good!

Happy Holidays!

Scott Lyons