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Operation Mincemeat

9 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 11½ hrs. Books on Tape. 2010. ISBN 9780307735713. $35; 9 CDs. retail ed. Random Audio; digital download. HIST
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OrangeReviewStarIn 1943, both the Allied and Axis powers knew that an invasion of Europe was imminent. The question was, where? Two British intelligence officers devised an intricate deception dubbed "Operation Mincemeat" to trick the German High Command into believing the invasion would occur in Greece and Sardinia rather than in Sicily. British writer/historian Macintyre describes the origins, planning, implementation, outcome, and aftermath of Operation Mincemeat in this complex narrative voiced clearly and masterfully by multiple Audie Award winner John Lee, who also read the audio edition of Macintyre's 2007 World War II spy history, Agent Zigzag. An exceptional performance of a fascinating account highly recommended for all appreciators of audio nonfiction. [The Harmony hc, published in May, was a New York Times best seller.—Ed.]—Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA

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