Critical Acclaim for Secret Weapons of World War II<br> <br> "Breuer has produced yet another collection of rip-roaring tales. . . . A delightful addition to the niche that Breuer has so successfully carved out."<br> -Publishers Weekly<br> <br> "It is Breuer's portrayal of the competition for technological superiority between the Allies and the Nazis that grabs the reader and shows the significance of each wartime discovery and invention."<br> -State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois<br> <br> In the fast-paced, suspenseful Secret Weapons of World War II, noted military historian William Breuer chronicles the clandestine battle that occurred between the brilliant scientists and codebreakers of the Allies and the Axis powers. Re-creating the covert missions, hoaxes, spying, conspiracies, and electronic sleuthing, Breuer deftly uncovers the spectacular feats of the fascinating men and women who determined the outcome of the war-providing an unprecedented look at the least-known operations and plots conducted by both sides.
"...a great not-so-little book which details a tremendous number of cunning stories from the shadowy military past..." (M2 Best Books, 23 July 2002)
Partial table of contents:
WAR BREAKS OUT.
German Invention Triggers Global Search.
Stealing America's Radar Secrets.
Charles Lindbergh Helps the "Moon Man".
An American Aids Japanese Nuclear Project.
A Hassle with British Bureaucrats.
Conjuring Up Wild Theories.
GREAT BRITAIN STANDS ALONE.
A Nation's Survival at Stake.
A Little Black Box of Secrets.
A Huge Mousetrap in the Sky.
Enigma Betrays the Italian Fleet.
Code Names Rebecca and Eureka.
England's "Kamikaze" Pilots.
THRUST AND COUNTERTHRUST.
Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided?
The British Invade Washington.
The Century's Most Audacious Heist.
A Secret Move to a Secret Site.
A Nuclear Laboratory Explodes.
A Gathering of "Luminaries".
TURNING OF THE TIDE.
A Spectacular Rocket Feat.
Stealing German Weather Forecasts.
"I Fear We Are in the Soup!"
A Burglar Alarm at Gibraltar.
Feuds among Nazi Bigwigs.
A Plan to Poison the German Food Supply.
Bouncing Bombs and Dambusters.
BEGINNING OF THE END.
Protecting a Sacred Secret.
A Triumph for German Cryptanalysts.
"You Scare Hell Out of Me!"
A Soviet Plot Fizzles.
Hitler Counts on Wonder Weapons.
A Trainload of German Brainpower.
Japan's Secret Weapons Await Invasion.
Treachery at Los Alamos.
Notes and Sources.
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st February 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 14.53
Weight (kg): 0.34