1. Pulp fiction turns to real-life espionage when a best-selling novelist helps the British war effort in the 1940s, Writer Dennis Wheatley became a master of deception, both on page and in real life.
Read “D For Deception” by Tina Rosenberg. 

    Pulp fiction turns to real-life espionage when a best-selling novelist helps the British war effort in the 1940s, Writer Dennis Wheatley became a master of deception, both on page and in real life.

    Read “D For Deception” by Tina Rosenberg. 

  2. theparisreview:

One imagines that MI5 was busy during World War II. But not too busy, it would seem, to take the time to investigate Agatha Christie. Why?

This sounds familiar…

    theparisreview:

    One imagines that MI5 was busy during World War II. But not too busy, it would seem, to take the time to investigate Agatha Christie. Why?

    This sounds familiar

  3. Before Ian Fleming, there was Dennis Wheatley. A best-selling spy novelist at the outset of World War II, Wheatley became a master of deception for Great Britain, turning pulp fiction fantasies into real-life espionage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg tells the amazing true story of one man who applied the plots of his own novels to the battlefield—and changed the course of history.
Available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks and the Atavist app. 

    Before Ian Fleming, there was Dennis Wheatley. A best-selling spy novelist at the outset of World War II, Wheatley became a master of deception for Great Britain, turning pulp fiction fantasies into real-life espionage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg tells the amazing true story of one man who applied the plots of his own novels to the battlefieldand changed the course of history.

    Available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks and the Atavist app

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  5. theatlantic:

The Man Who Won Normandy

By the time Franco consolidated his control of a unified Spain, Juan Pujol knew how to lie. He knew how to hide. He knew how to flee and connive and take measure of the men he encountered. He saw firsthand the cruelties of both the communists and the fascists. He had faced death and survived. In other words, he realized there was more to him than he thought possible. And when a conflict more terrible than civil war began to brew, the former deserter felt the call for service. In his own words when reflecting on Hitler: “I had the idea that this man was a demon, a man who could completely destroy humanity.” The only question was how the poultry salesman might best serve the effort. As it turned out, the very skills that kept him out of one war would make him a decisive force in another.
He became a spy. Not in the submit-a-résumé-and-wait kind of way, but rather, he simply decided that he was a spy and that was that.
Read more. [Image: The U.S. Army/Flickr]


Coming Soon: Our own World War II espionage tale!

    theatlantic:

    The Man Who Won Normandy

    By the time Franco consolidated his control of a unified Spain, Juan Pujol knew how to lie. He knew how to hide. He knew how to flee and connive and take measure of the men he encountered. He saw firsthand the cruelties of both the communists and the fascists. He had faced death and survived. In other words, he realized there was more to him than he thought possible. And when a conflict more terrible than civil war began to brew, the former deserter felt the call for service. In his own words when reflecting on Hitler: “I had the idea that this man was a demon, a man who could completely destroy humanity.” The only question was how the poultry salesman might best serve the effort. As it turned out, the very skills that kept him out of one war would make him a decisive force in another.

    He became a spy. Not in the submit-a-résumé-and-wait kind of way, but rather, he simply decided that he was a spy and that was that.

    Read more. [Image: The U.S. Army/Flickr]

    Coming Soon: Our own World War II espionage tale!

  6. Just in time for Father’s Day. 
gq:

Like Father, Like Spy
It was just a favor to dear old dad. But the next thing Nathan Nicholson knew, he was jet-setting around the world under cover and selling state secrets to the Russians. You know what they say: Like father, like spy.

    Just in time for Father’s Day. 

    gq:

    Like Father, Like Spy

    It was just a favor to dear old dad. But the next thing Nathan Nicholson knew, he was jet-setting around the world under cover and selling state secrets to the Russians. You know what they say: Like father, like spy.

  7. The latest issue of The New Inquiry, Spies. Be on the lookout for our own spy tale, coming out later this month!

    The latest issue of The New Inquiry, Spies. Be on the lookout for our own spy tale, coming out later this month!