Books: Spy Master-In-Chief

Roosevelt's Secret War details how F.D.R. ran his intelligence networks--officially and otherwise

There is a retrospective chill in knowing that in December 1944, an American playboy and spy, George Earle, posted in Istanbul, sent Franklin Roosevelt a warning that the Germans, who were already hurling V-1 buzz bombs and V-2 rockets against London, were about to launch another pilotless secret weapon, the V-3, said to be capable of crossing the Atlantic in 40 minutes and hitting New York City. A worried Franklin Roosevelt told his cousin Daisy Suckley, in whom he sometimes confided, that his spy informed him the V-3 could kill everyone within a mile of impact. The Nazis were also experimenting...

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