The Press: The Man Who Talked

The feature in the current issue of Reader's Digest (circ. 17.5 million) is a condensation of The Man Who Wouldn't Talk, a spine-chilling tale about a "gentle spy" by Quentin Reynolds. In Reynolds' crackling, reportorial prose, the book describes "quiet, religious" George DuPre, a Canadian who entered British Intelligence early in World War II and prepared for a strange mission. For nine months he was trained to behave like "the village halfwit" so that he could play the part of a harmless, moronic French garage mechanic after he was dropped behind the German...

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