War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East
“War of Shadows” is the epic story of the World War II intrigues that brought Germany’s Erwin Rommel to the brink of conquering the Middle East. Years in the making, based on newly discovered documents, this book is a feat of research and storytelling. As in his previous work, Gorenberg strips away myths about Middle East history. War of Shadows debunks the established “war without hate” narrative about the battle for North Africa – a narrative that erased the people who lived in the region and the reach of the Holocaust beyond Europe.
As political history, War of Shadows describes events that would shape the Middle East and set the stage for the creation of Israel. As espionage history, it describes the origins of high-tech encryption and hacking. And as cinematic non-fiction, it’s the story of forgotten heroes, people who changed the world and were erased from memory.
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