Eastern Approaches

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Penguin, 1991 - History - 543 pages
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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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An incredible book about an incredible man. Contrary to some suggestions, he was NOT the inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond (I researched the topic for about two years and have a book coming out ... Read full review

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This book is amazing! Fitzroy MacLean was a diplomat, soldier and all-round adventurer, who describes his adventures in the sort of dry, matter-of-fact style typical for the type of classic British ... 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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