Blood, Tears and Folly by Len Deighton
An Objective Look at World War II

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An objective analysis of World War II examines the various strategies, campaigns, and weaponry used in the war, revealing how each affected the outcome of the conflict. By the author of Funeral in Berlin. $20,000 first printing.

About Len Deighton

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Len (Leonard Cyril) Deighton, the master of the modern spy thriller, was born in London in 1929. He attended the Royal College of Art and served in the Royal Air Force. He married Shirley Thompson in 1960. Deighton has varied work experience. Among other things, he has been an art student, railroad worker, pastry cook, waiter, photographer, and a teacher. Deighton's first of more than a dozen bestsellers, The Ipcress File, appeared in 1962. His spy thrillers are characterized by his careful attention to detail of place, sequence of events, and description of people, providing the reader with the strong sense of actually being there as the story unfolds. His works include two trilogies: the "Game, Set and Match" group--Berlin Game (1984), Mexico Set (1985), and London Match (1986) and the "Hook, Line, and Sinker" group - Spy Hook (1988), Spy Line (1989), and Spy Sinker (1990). Len Deighton also writes television plays and cookbooks.
Published November 1, 1993 by Harpercollins. 653 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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 Deighton returns to his longtime avocation of military history—here, by focusing on the early years of WW II.

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The author of City of Gold here takes a pragmatic look at the early years of WW II, ``that complex and frightening time in which evil was in the ascendant, goodness diffident, and the British--impetuo

Nov 29 1993 | Read Full Review of Blood, Tears and Folly: An Ob...

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