Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations In The United States, 1939-44 (Brassey'S Intelligence & National Security Library)
Publish Date: 1998-04-01
Author: Thomas E. Mahl
- Reveals the widespread use of front groups, agents, and collaborators- Details how British agents manipulated polling data and influenced election campaignsIt was a desperate time for England. Faced with the growing prospect of war with Germany in 1939, the British government mounted a massive secret political campaign in the United States to weaken the isolationists, bring America into the war, and then influence U.S. war policy in England's favor. Desperate Deception details a vast program that not only helped change the course of World War II but also the face of American politics in succeeding decades.