Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44

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Potomac Books, Incorporated, 1998 - History - 257 pages
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"It was a desperate time for England. Faced with the growing prospect of war with Germany in 1939, the British government mounted a massive secret political campaign in the United States to weaken the isolationists, bring America into World War II, and then influence U.S. war policy in England's favor. Desperate Deception reveals Britain's widespread use of front groups, agents, and collaborators and shows how its agents manipulated polling data and influenced election campaigns. This eye-opening book details a vast program that not only helped change the course of the war but also the face of American politics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A fascinating study of the efforts of British intelligence to push America out of its isolationist stance and into the Allied camp during the early days of WW II. Freelance writer Mahl has ... Read full review

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