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Eastern Approaches

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Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
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'An absorbing mixture of military adventure, urbane wit, cool humour and surprising incident' Financial Times Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines, including the daring and outrageous kidnapping of the German Consul in Axis-controlled Iraq. Maclean's extraordinary adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia are blistering reading and show what it took to be a British hero who broke the mould . . . 'One of the best narratives of action ever written' Punch 'A classic' Observer

Author Biography

Maclean was a British diplomat who, while in Russia, became one of the first Westerners to explore Central Asia during the Soviet rule. He worked with the British special forces in the North African desert and liased on behalf of the allies with the partisans in Yugoslavia during the Second World War.
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
B&W
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
576
Dimensions
129x198x25
ISBN-13
9780141042848
Product ID
2970218

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