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The Irregulars This was a fascinating book, in that it managed somehow to be incredibly interesting and remarkably dull at the same time I think it succeeds faras a biography of Roald Dahl s wartime years in Washington than it does as an exploration of the activities of the British Security Commission.For all the title of this book, this is hardly a James Bond story, although Ian Fleming himself does make a guest appearance as another of the BSC s recruits There is very little skulduggery, breaking and This was a fascinating book, in that it managed somehow to be incredibly interesting and remarkably dull at the same time I think it succeeds faras a biography of Roald Dahl s wartime years in Washington than it does as an exploration of the activities of the British Security Commission.For all the title of this book, this is hardly a James Bond story, although Ian Fleming himself does make a guest appearance as another of the BSC s recruits There is very little skulduggery, breaking and entering, safe cracking, or any other kind of activity one might associate with wartime spies This is spying as political intrigue, as rumour, gossip, propaganda and the currency of information The BSC s main role in Washington was to manoeuv Jennet Conant s book The Irregulars promises much but delivers little You d think that a book that chronicled the activities of a British spy ring in WWII Washington would involve exciting tales of clandestine missions and other cloak and dagger activities Unfortunately, Dahl s activities were limited to spying on various Washington socialites who had political leanings that the British considered dangerous, and through his friend and benefactor Charles Marsh, reported on the Vice President He Jennet Conant s book The Irregulars promises much but delivers little You d think that a book that chronicled the activities of a British spy ring in WWII Washington would involve exciting tales of clandestine missions and other cloak and dagger activities Unfortunately, Dahl s activities were lim During The Desperate Winter Of 1940, As The Threat Of German Invasion Hung Over England, The British Government Mounted A Massive, Secret Campaign Of Propaganda To Weaken The Isolationist Sentiment In America And Manipulate The Country Into Entering The War On England S Behalf Under The Command Of The Now Legendary INTREPID, The British Planted Propaganda In American Newspapers, Covertly Influenced Radio Stations And Wire Services, And Plotted Against American Corporations Doing Business With The Third Reich They Also Pushed President Roosevelt To Create A Similar Covert Intelligence Agency In The US, And Played A Role In The Selection Of William Donovan As Its Head Now For The First Time, With Great Research And Reporting, Jennet Conant Reveals That The Beloved Author Roald Dahl Was A Member Of Churchill S Infamous Dirty Tricks Squad, And Tells The Full Story Of How He Was Recruited To Spy On The Americans During World War II. This book wasn t what I thought it would be It was basically a list noting a slew of people mostly famous or well known people the main character, Roald Dahl, met and dealt with and detailed his known activities I only made it to page 74 so maybe it picked up after that, but I found it quite boring This was a very detailed piece of non fiction that wasn t much fun to read and maybe it wasn t meant to be, but you d think a book chronicling the life of a spy would be.F Not sure how to review this It was quite readable.Dahl and his ring of people are basically just big gossips We don t whether he actually DID anything But the British tried to move the Americans to war during WWII long before America was ready to go to war Congress was, to a large extent, dominated by isolationists And much of this book wasabout a newspaper publisher from Texas named Charles Marsh who doesn t ring a bell with me, but that may not mean much and about William Stephe Not sure how to review this It was quite readable.Dahl and his ring of people are basically just big gossips We don t whether he actually DID anything But the British tried to move the Americans to war during WWII long before America was ready to go to war Congress was, to a large extent, dominated by isolationists And much of this book wasabout a newspaper publisher from Texas named Charles Marsh who doesn t ring a bell with me, but that may not mean much and about William Stephenson, who tried to control William Donovan and the OSS Now Donovan may have needed some help at the beginning, but Stephenson seemed to think it meant that he was in charge And I really did not need to know who LBJ was having affairs with.Dahl had been briefly an RAF pilot but was apparently injured quite early on And after the war, Conant represents that he was still pretty much tied to his mother s apron strings All of her children set Having read two of Dahl s memoirs earlier in the year, I was keen to read of his exploits during World War II This warts and all presentation of Dahl proved to be something of an eye opener, though I found at times the account so meticulous in its painstaking chronicl I m not really sure I ve ever been so disappointed by a book And let me be clear nobody in the world loves this group of spiesthan I do And if you were to stand here and ask me, I would tell you to go write your own fanfiction about Ian Fleming and Christopher Lee and Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl sitting around the Beverly Hills Hotel laughing about what they ve made American audiences believe this time That s likely to be bothcoherent andentertaing If you do that, btw, ple I m not really sure I ve ever been so disappointed by a book And let me be clear nobody in the world loves this group of spiesthan I do And if you were to stand here and ask me, I would tell you to go write your own fanfiction about Ian Fleming and Christopher Lee and Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl sitting ar Conant, Jennet THE IRREGULARS Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington 2008The British were fearful that the U.S would not enter into the fray of WW II in time to relieve their hard hit country There was a strong spirit of isolationism and a significant amount of pro German feeling in this country, including Charles Lindbergh s America First organization, which claimed over one million members Britain needed help on an immediate basis To this end, they devised Conant, Jennet THE IRREGULARS Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington 2008The British were fearful that the U.S would not enter into the fray of WW II in time to relieve their hard hit country There was a strong spirit of isolationism and a sign How can a book be so very, very interesting and yet, at the same time, so eye wateringly dull Such is the sad state of The Irregulars Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant There s a lot of remarkable information in this book, but it often gets lost in details that may be of interest to a hardcore historian, but less so for the rest of us So many times, I wanted to put this book down, never to return, only to come across a passage so fascinatingly brillian How can a book be so very, very interesting and y It s rather shocking to discover one of your favorite children s authors was a spyagainst your own country Roald Dahl, most famously known as the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a spy during World War II for England, which planted agents in the U.S for the purpose of finding out information and influencing the nation England badly needed help fighting Hitler and America was dragging its feet about joining the war effort Jennet Conant s book follows Dahl from his time as a It s rather shocking to discover one of your favorite children s authors was a spyagainst your own country Roald Dahl, most famously known as the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a spy during World War II for England, which planted agents in the U.S for the purpose of fin

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