The Resource FDR's 12 apostles : the spies who paved the way for the invasion of North Africa, Hal Vaughan

FDR's 12 apostles : the spies who paved the way for the invasion of North Africa, Hal Vaughan

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FDR's 12 apostles : the spies who paved the way for the invasion of North Africa
Title
FDR's 12 apostles
Title remainder
the spies who paved the way for the invasion of North Africa
Statement of responsibility
Hal Vaughan
Title variation
FDR's twelve apostles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nineteen months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR sent twelve U.S. vice consuls to Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on a secret mission. Their objective? To prepare the groundwork for what eventually became Operation TORCH, the Allied invasion of North Africa that repelled the Nazis and also enabled the liberation of Italy. This spy network included an ex-Cartier jewel salesman and wine merchant, a madcap Harvard anthropologist, a Parisian playboy who ran with Hemingway, ex-French Foreign Legionnaires and Paris bankers, and a WWI hero. Based on recently declassified foreign records, as well as the memoirs of Ridgway Brewster Knight (one of the twelve ḁpostles)̲, this fast-paced historical account gives the first behind-the-scenes look at FDR's top-secret plan
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaughan, Hal
Dewey number
940.54/8673
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
V28 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
FDR's 12 apostles : the spies who paved the way for the invasion of North Africa, Hal Vaughan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: how a handful of men made a difference -- pt. 1. Before the torch was lit. June 14, 1940: the business of barbarians -- Vichy-Washington-Algiers: a North African story -- How to become a Vice-Consul -- Casablanca: of pet milk, green tea, and sugar -- An odd couple: Algiers-Oran, Summer-Fall 1941 -- The man in black: Algiers-Tunis: Summer-Winter 1941 -- pt. 2. The torch is lit. Pearl Harbor: the OSS enters the snake pit -- Why, Bob! What are you doing here? -- Desperate venture at Cherchel -- pt. 3. Torch burns brightly, flickers. Furious hours: Rebeccas and Dominican robes -- Landings: Darlan becomes the U.S. noble puppet -- Darlan assassinated: a dark secret -- Epilogue: medals of merit -- Appendix: Jacques Lemaigre Dubreuil, French patriot, and Robert Murphy
Control code
ocm70265589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592289165
Lccn
2006022143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70265589
Label
FDR's 12 apostles : the spies who paved the way for the invasion of North Africa, Hal Vaughan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: how a handful of men made a difference -- pt. 1. Before the torch was lit. June 14, 1940: the business of barbarians -- Vichy-Washington-Algiers: a North African story -- How to become a Vice-Consul -- Casablanca: of pet milk, green tea, and sugar -- An odd couple: Algiers-Oran, Summer-Fall 1941 -- The man in black: Algiers-Tunis: Summer-Winter 1941 -- pt. 2. The torch is lit. Pearl Harbor: the OSS enters the snake pit -- Why, Bob! What are you doing here? -- Desperate venture at Cherchel -- pt. 3. Torch burns brightly, flickers. Furious hours: Rebeccas and Dominican robes -- Landings: Darlan becomes the U.S. noble puppet -- Darlan assassinated: a dark secret -- Epilogue: medals of merit -- Appendix: Jacques Lemaigre Dubreuil, French patriot, and Robert Murphy
Control code
ocm70265589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592289165
Lccn
2006022143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70265589

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