Eastern Approaches

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Penguin, 1991 - History - 543 pages
The classic true adventure story of a man who, by the pen, sword, and diplomatic pouch, influenced some of the most significant events of our era. Fitzroy Maclean recounts his extraordinary adventures in Soviet Central Asia; in the Western Desert, where he specialized in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines; and with Tito's partisans during the last months of the German occupation of Yugoslavia. An enthralling narrative brilliantly told.

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Memoir of travel in Russia in the late 1930s, while serving as a diplomat, followed by wartime adventures in Persia, North Africa and Yugoslavia, where he worked closely with Tito. Read full review

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The experiences of a young UK diplomat in Moscow during Stalin's purges of the late 30's then his time in the SAS in North Africa & then behind the lines with Tito in WW2. Well written & fascinating. Read Feb 2004 Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Fitzroy Maclean for many years held important posts in the British diplomatic service, armed forces, and government. His books include "Highlanders: A History of the Highland Clans". He died in 1996.

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