World War II > WWII: Espionage

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    The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum

Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end. But what happens in this city of assassins, betrayals, and sensual encounters is the most sinister and terrifying deal ever made between two nations.

Year: 1974
Genre: WWII: Espionage

    A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History

Year: 1976
Genre: WWII: Espionage

    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

His code name was "The Needle." He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence--a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom--and win the war for the Nazis. . . .

Year: 1978
Genre: Secret HistoryWWII: Espionage

    The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett

A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel's advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city's doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl. . . .

Year: 1980
Genre: Secret HistoryWorld War IIWWII: Espionage

    Battle of Wits by Stephen Budiansky

The revelations of Stephen Budiansky's dramatic history include how Britain tried to manipulate the American codebreakers and monopolize German Enigma code communications; the first detailed published explanations of how the Japanese codes were broken; and how the American codebreaking machines worked to crack the Japanese, the German, and even the Russian diplomatic codes.

Year: 2000
Genre: WWII: Espionage

    The Mystery of Olga Chekhova by Antony Beevor

Olga Chekhova, a stunning Russian beauty, was the niece of playwright Anton Chekhov and a famous Nazi-era film actress who was closely associated with Hitler. After fleeing Bolshevik Moscow for Berlin in 1920, she was recruited by her composer brother Lev to become a Soviet spy--a career she spent her entire postwar life denying.

Year: 2004
Genre: WWII: Espionage

    Joe Rochefort's War by Elliot Carlson

Elliot Carlson's award-winning biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first to be written about the officer who headed Station Hypo, the U.S. Navy's signals monitoring and cryptographic intelligence unit at Pearl Harbor, and who broke the Japanese navy's code before the Battle of Midway.

Year: 2011
Genre: Battle of MidwayWWII: Espionage

    War of Shadows by Gershom Gorenberg

In this World War II military history, Rommel's army is a day from Cairo, a week from Tel Aviv, and the SS is ready for action. Espionage brought the Nazis this far, but espionage can stop them--if Washington wakes up to the danger.

Year: 2021
Genre: WWII: Espionage




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1974The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum WWII: Espionage
1976A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson WWII: Espionage, Non-Fiction
1978Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett Secret History, WWII: Espionage
1980The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett Secret History, World War II, WWII: Espionage
2000Battle of Wits by Stephen Budiansky WWII: Espionage, Non-Fiction
2004The Mystery of Olga Chekhova by Antony Beevor WWII: Espionage, Non-Fiction
2011Joe Rochefort's War by Elliot Carlson WWII: Espionage, Non-Fiction
The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
2021War of Shadows by Gershom Gorenberg WWII: Espionage, Africa, Middle East, Non-Fiction
Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East





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