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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Review: Eastern ApproachesUser 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
Review: Eastern ApproachesUser 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