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ISBN13: 9781591143536
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With a sharp eye and wry wit, Roger Hall recounts his experiences as an American Army officer assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. First published in 1957 to critical and popular acclaim, his book has become a cult favorite in intelligence circles.

The story follows Hall's experiences from a junior officer fleeing a tedious training assignment in Louisiana to his quirky and rigorous OSS training rituals in the United States, England, and Scotland. Quick to pick up on the skills necessary for behind-the-lines intelligence work, he became an expert instructor. But he was only reluctantly given operational duties because of his reputation as an iconoclast. In his droll story-telling style, Hall describes his first parachute jump in support of the French resistance as a comedy of errors that terminated prematurely. His last assignment in the war zone came when William Colby appointed him section head of an operations group that made its way on foot through Sweden.

Called one of the funniest and most perceptive works ever written about life in the OSS, the book includes a wealth of unforgettable personalities that Hall encountered over the years.

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"A splendid contribution to the nation's hilarity...The funniest (unofficial) record of rugged adventure in the OSS. And Hall has earned his right to his laughter." New York Times

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"Grade-A entertainment." Boston Herald

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"Enlightening, alarming, and very, very funny in places. It is also the story of some brave and gallant men." The Sphere

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"I haven't laughed so much over a book since No Time for Sergeants." Daily Oklahoman

About the Author

Roger Hall, a free-lance writer, editor, and novelist, lives in Delaware.

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Rick Young, July 3, 2006 (view all comments by Rick Young)
I have read You're Stepping On My Cloak and Dagger several times in the last 20 plus years since I first obtained this book and never tire of it's dry wit, and inside view of the OSS. Roger Hall is a satirist and story teller extraordinaire!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781591143536
Author:
Hall, Roger
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Location:
Annapolis, Md.
Subject:
General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Copyright:
Series:
Bluejacket Books
Series Volume:
01-IB-3]
Publication Date:
20040224
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.54 oz

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Product details 220 pages Naval Institute Press - English 9781591143536 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A splendid contribution to the nation's hilarity...The funniest (unofficial) record of rugged adventure in the OSS. And Hall has earned his right to his laughter."
"Review" by , "Grade-A entertainment."
"Review" by , "Enlightening, alarming, and very, very funny in places. It is also the story of some brave and gallant men."
"Review" by , "I haven't laughed so much over a book since No Time for Sergeants."
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