Journey to Peking: A Secret Agent in Wartime China
Dan C. PinckISBN: 1591146771;
Readers with a penchant for real-life cloak-and-dagger stories won't be disappointed with this memoir. Dan Pinck's adventures behind the lines in war-torn China resulted in some vital information being passed along to the Allies, and his up-close-and-personal look at the world of covert military operations in that country will fascinate many. But the author's engaging writing style and self-deprecating wit do not focus on the heroics typically encountered in spy stories. Pinck ignores theglamour to give a totally candid view of events. Just nineteen years old when he volunteered for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in World War II, he was quickly assigned to a remote area near Hong Kong where he worked with some sixty local agents.The sole American agent in the area, Pinck coordinated the gathering of information about troop movements and shipping along the Japanese-held coast, efforts that resulted in the sinking of several enemy ships. Prior to Japan's surrender he was mapping...
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