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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Operation Mincemeat


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben MacIntyre p. 30

"In addition to Ian Fleming, his personal assistant, Godfrey employed 'two stockbrokers, a schoolmaster, a journalist, a collector of books on original thought, an Oxford classical don, a barrister's clerk, an insurance agent, two regular naval officers and several women assistants and typists.' This heterogeneous crew was crammed into Room 39, the Admiralty, which was permanently wreathed in tobacco smoke and frequently echoed with the sounds of Admiral Godfrey shouting and swearing."
Yes, THAT Ian Fleming. He helped come up with the crazy idea that became Operation Mincemeat. This paragraph also spoke to me in that I was happy to see an office that saw the value in a diverse group with different backgrounds. As I continue to job hunt, I wish people today thought more like the British Naval Intelligence.

7 comments:

Lady Q said...

Sounds like an interesting read! This week my teaser is from The Iron Queen.

gautami tripathy said...

What a teaser! Sounds good to me!!

Teaser Tuesday: The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart

Tribute Books Mama said...

Here is my teaser from Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately (Page 1):

"Do you hear it?" The voice was almost a whisper.

Elsa held her breath, and then she heard it too, a faint rustling of footsteps over twigs and leaves. Out of the corner of her eye, she glimpsed several shadowy figures darting through the trees, and when she turned, she saw a glint of sunlight reflecting off the barrel of an assault rifle.

There was no denying it—the Taliban had found them.

Oh, Jesus! she thought. We'll never escape.

Elsa knew the Taliban's ruthless hatred; the death and destruction they wrought was undeniable.

Seized by a sickening wave of fear, she wanted to cry or throw up, but there was no time. She tried to catch Parween's eye, but her friend was looking back, intent on finding the source of the sound.

"Run!" someone shouted, and suddenly, the chase was on.

Dizzy C said...

great teaser....this is on my TBR shelves.

carol

Bev Hankins said...

This one keeps tempting me (not that I don't have enough books on my TBR list)...your teaser just makes it all the more tempting.

Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays_21.html

BLHmistress said...

Sounds interesting, Thanks for the teaser.

My Teaser Tuesday

Cozy in Texas said...

Thought provoking.
Ann