Agent Garbo The Brilliant Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler
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The book presses ever forward down a path of historical marvels and astonishing facts. The effect is like a master class that's accessible to anyone, and "Agent Garbo" often reads as though it were written in a single, perfect draft."-"The Atlantic" Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer.
Were the D-Day landings saved from failure because of a lone secret agent? "Agent Garbo" tells the astonishing story of a self-made secret agent who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich - and won. Juan Pujol was a nobody, a Barcelona poultry farmer determined to oppose the Nazis. Using only his gift for daring falsehoods, Pujol became Germany's most valued agent - or double agent: it took four tries before the British believed he was really on the Allies' side.