By Susan Heuck Allen
—William M. Calder III, collage of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Classical Spies is the 1st insiders’ account of the operations of the yank intelligence carrier in global warfare II Greece. Initiated via archaeologists in Greece and the jap Mediterranean, the community drew on students’ own contacts and data of languages and terrain. whereas glossy readers could imagine Indiana Jones is simply a myth personality, Classical Spies discloses occasions the place even Indy might consider at domestic: burying Athenian dig files in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to set up spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops.
Susan Heuck Allen unearths outstanding information about a notable crew of people. frequently incorrect for mild-mannered professors and students, such archaeologists as college of Pennsylvania’s Rodney younger, Cincinnati’s Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale’s Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr’s Virginia Grace proved their mettle as potent spies in an exciting video game of cat and mouse with their Nazi opposite numbers. hoping on interviews with contributors sharing their tales for the 1st time, formerly unpublished mystery records, inner most diaries and letters, and private pictures, Classical Spies deals an exhilarating and private point of view at the background of global conflict II.
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Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece by Susan Heuck Allen