Double Cross by Paul B. Janeczko
Deception Techniques in War

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

The narrative ends abruptly, with discussion of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s use of deception techniques in Operation Desert Storm. A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

How does deception factor into fighting wars, and is it effective? In an intriguing companion to The Dark Game, Paul B. Janeczko reveals the truth about the strategic lies of war.

The biblical account of Gideon. The ancient story of the Trojan horse. Deceptive techniques have been used in war through the ages. But while the principles have changed very little, the technology behind fooling the enemy has evolved dramatically. Paul B. Janeczko’s fascinating chronology focuses on the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf Wars to reveal evolving attitudes toward the use and effectiveness of deceptive operations. Find out the secret plan behind the invasion of Normandy and the details of General Schwarzkopf’s "Hail Mary play" during the Gulf War, among many other strategies and maneuvers designed to pull the wool over enemies' eyes. Back matter includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
 

About Paul B. Janeczko

See more books from this Author
Paul B. Janeczko is a writer of poetry and nonfiction as well as a noted anthologist. His award-winning poetry anthologies include A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, Firefly July, and The Death of the Hat. He is the author of Worlds Afire, Requiem, Top Secret, and The Dark Game. He lives in Maine.
 
Published May 23, 2017 by Candlewick. 256 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, War, Children's Books.
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Double Cross
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
on Jan 17 2017

The narrative ends abruptly, with discussion of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s use of deception techniques in Operation Desert Storm. A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare.

Read Full Review of Double Cross: Deception Techn... | See more reviews from Kirkus

Rate this book!

Add Review
×