The Secret War against Hitler

  • Read by: Peter Kjenaas
  • Runtime: 8.7 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 1.1.2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Nonfiction/History
  • 8.72 hrs1/1/2007Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-6928-3
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William Casey, former director of the CIA, gives an autobiographical account of his World War II service with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services, which later evolved into the CIA) and the role such early intelligence organizations played in the defeat of Hitler. Casey recounts how the Allies gathered intelligence, thwarted Germany’s atomic bomb development, and convinced German intelligence that the Normandy D-day landings were to be a diversionary move while the main landing was to take place in Calais.

Casey wrote this book because, as he says, “I believe that it is important today to understand how clandestine intelligence, covert action, and organized resistance saved blood and treasure in defeating Hitler. These capabilities may be more important than missiles and satellites in meeting crises yet to come.”

Editorial Reviews

“[Full] of conviction that covert operations greatly aided our war effort, saving lives and ensuring victory, and that such operations are equally important today. Interesting observations for military history buffs and those concerned with intelligence and public policy.”

Library Journal

“Fascinating details…Required reading for diplomatic historians as well as intelligence buffs, and those who want to comprehend the world we live in now.”

M. R. D. Foot, CBE, military historian

“He was told that penetrating Germany couldn’t be done…but he did it!”

William E. Colby, former Director of Central Intelligence

“[An] informative memoir…A welcome addition to the cloak-and-dagger genre.”

Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

William Joseph Casey (1913–1987) was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987. In this capacity he oversaw the entire United States Intelligence Community and personally directed the Central Intelligence Agency.

Reader Biography

Peter Kjenaas has worked as an actor at the California and Oregon Shakespeare festivals. He has also written several professionally produced plays and directed dozens of productions of classical and modern works for the stage. He enjoys directing, teaching, theatrical production, animation, writing, project development, and fundraising.

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