Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs by Patrick K. O’Donnell audiobook

Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown History of the Men and Women of World War II’s OSS

By Patrick K. O’Donnell
Read by Christopher Lane

Blackstone Publishing 9780806527987
10.11 Hours Unabridged
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Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs is a superbly told story of the men and women of the OSS. They helpedwrite the book on special operations. I was struck by the similarity of thecontext of their stories to ones I’ve experienced in different combatsituations. This book is a must-read for those in the special operationsbusiness today and anyone else who wants to learn about the exploits of thereal warriors of the OSS during WW II. Only by understanding the deeds of thosewho have gone before us can we appreciate the sacrifices made that paved theway for the outstanding records established by present-day specialwarriors.”—Captain Robert A. Gormly, USN (Ret.), author of Combat Swimmer and former SEAL team commander.

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Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs is a superbly told story of the men and women of the OSS. They helpedwrite the book on special operations. I was struck by the similarity of thecontext of their stories to ones I’ve experienced in different combatsituations. This book is a must-read for those in the special operationsbusiness today and anyone else who wants to learn about the exploits of thereal warriors of the OSS during WW II. Only by understanding the deeds of thosewho have gone before us can we appreciate the sacrifices made that paved theway for the outstanding records established by present-day specialwarriors.”—Captain Robert A. Gormly, USN (Ret.), author of Combat Swimmer and former SEAL team commander.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A revealing look into the intrigue and extraordinary courage of our intelligence gatherers of World War II. A rare combination of suspense thriller and true heroism by a great American writer.” Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author
“Deftly using oral history and recently declassified documents, Patrick O’Donnell gives us a fascinating look at the shaken-not-stirred life of these intrepid soldiers, who were into intrigue long before intrigue was cool.” Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers
Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs is as gripping as a techno-thriller, with the bonus that its stories are true.” Dennis Showalter, author of Tannenberg
“A unique and uniquely valuable contribution…O'Donnell breaks new ground with these first-hand accounts by people who never expected to tell their story.”  Geoffrey Perrret, author of Eisenhower
“This book is far more than a simple historical survey and reads like a satisfying cloak and dagger yarn, making it a good choice both history and mystery buffs.”  Publishers Weekly
“Christopher Lane’s reading gives proper due to these agents, who did everything from acts of sabotage to seducing military leaders in order to learn secret codes. He clearly relishes these tales, and his interest and enthusiasm for [this] superb book shine through at every turn.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Patrick K. O’Donnell

Author Bio: Patrick K. O’Donnell

Patrick K. O’Donnell is a bestselling military historian and the critically acclaimed author of numerous books, including Beyond Valor, Dog Company, and First SEALs. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks’ award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel, and Fox News. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English