Eastern Approaches

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Penguin, 1991 - History - 543 pages
42 Reviews
The classic true adventure story of a man who, by the pen, sword, and diplomatic pouch, influenced some of the most significant events of our era. Fitzroy Maclean recounts his extraordinary adventures in Soviet Central Asia; in the Western Desert, where he specialized in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines; and with Tito's partisans during the last months of the German occupation of Yugoslavia. An enthralling narrative brilliantly told.

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User Review  - Jim Coughenour - Goodreads

As Eric pointed out, Fitzroy MacLean falls somewhere between Patrick Leigh Fermor and TE Lawrence. The blurb on the Penguin "World War II Collection" edition calls him "the original British action ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Inglisi - Goodreads

The most remarkable thing about this book is how the relevance of its contents have not diminished since it was first published in 1949. Fitzroy MacLean's dry, slightly self-depracating sense of ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Fitzroy Maclean for many years held important posts in the British diplomatic service, armed forces, and government. His books include "Highlanders: A History of the Highland Clans". He died in 1996.

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