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Just think it up and do it
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2013
A great little read that tells the true story of an unremarkable Spaniard who emerged from the Spanish Civil War intact but smarting. By thinking globally and acting locally, Sr. Pujol decides to strike a blow for anti-fascism by doggedly re-inventing himself as a WWII double agent, duping the Nazi's and working for the British, by feeding the Germans a steady stream of dis-information.
This nifty tale was well researched (see the notes at the end)and fun to read. A story that reminds us how one person can make a difference, however improbably.
This is my first Kindle single and I enjoyed the format very much. I enjoy vertical history (a narrow focus on a smaller event that helps to illuminate a broader topic)and this format lends itself wonderfully to the genre. Mr. Anderson sheds a bright light on a very obscure but very key thread of the WWII narrative and does it in an engaging, entertaining and laconic manner. At 75 pages, Double-Edged Sword was a great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Bravo, Senor Anderson.