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Title:
Piercing the Reich : the penetration of Nazi Germany by American secret agents during World War II
Author:
Persico, Joseph E.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking Press, 1979.
Physical Description:
viii, 376 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map (on lining papers) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670554904
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama.

(Publisher Provided) Joseph E. Persico was born in Gloversville, New York on July 19, 1930. He graduated from the New York State College for Teachers in 1952 and entered the Navy, serving aboard a minesweeper during the Korean War. Before becoming a speechwriter for Nelson A. Rockefeller, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Washington. He stopped working for Rockefeller in 1977.

During his lifetime, he wrote 12 books including The Imperial Rockefeller, Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage, and Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life. He co-wrote My American Journey: An Autobiography with Colin L. Powell. Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial was adapted into an Emmy-winning TNT mini-series in 2000. He died after a long illness on August 30, 2014 at the age of 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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