You must read this book if you have any interest in the WWII era, if you love history, if you love your country, and if you value your freedom you must read how you came to have it. The subject of this book is the life's work of Sir William Stephenson. Careful not to confuse the two names. Sir Stephenson and Mr. Stevenson reportedly met by chance years after the war, became friends, and upon learning of who Sir Stephenson was, and what he did...there was nothing Mr. Stevenson could do as an author, but to beg his friend to let him write his story. A story kept from the public for more than thirty years. People back then knew how to keep secrets. This book is a must for all Americans, for all children everywhere on earth. Copyrighted in 1976 if flies in the face of revisionist with the truth of how Nazi Germany met it's fate with a writing style the precedes the dumbing down of simple short sentences found in today's literature. Seemingly few understand how to write a compound sentence in America today. This book will help with that too. This should be the text book in every school for this time period for events contained within it are still not taught today. Sir Stephenson was a mathematician, a scientist, a man of great intellect, a pilot in the first world war who shot down the Red Barron's brother, he was knighted by the British realm given the Presidents medal of merit by America and had several flying crosses from multiple countries for his heroism in flight, yet after WWI he wore none of them. He was anonymous, the man in the shadows, the one you didn't notice. He was a plucky little Canadian who was chosen as the go between of FDR and Churchill. He alone was given full use of Hoover and the FBI by the American president. He told Hoover "You'll be getting a phone call from the president." And, he did. Sir Stephenson was responsible for setting up the British Secret Intelligence Services in Rockefeller Center in New York as a base of operations. He had the presidents permission to run his own police force using his own men. One account tells of taking people into custody off boats in the port of Baltimore. He ran operations nationwide in America. He set up a training camp to train gorilla warfare soldiers in Canada, set up teams of code breakers all over the world hidden from public view in Brazil, England, and Bermuda. He aided the British by arranging for America to grant them as a gift fifty U.S. destroyers we had in mothballs at the time to support the Royal Fleet. He was responsible for the BBC, their radio antennas, their operations delivering code messages to agents behind enemy lines hidden in normal broadcasts. He did so much nobody knew about and without his service it is fair to say Germany may have won. All freedom loving people everywhere owe Sir Stephenson a great thanks. This book seems to be the only one of it's kind about the man who was so careful to keep his identity a secret. It should be in the hands of every American today, so that they can recognize what socialism is, so that freedom can be defended when it is encountered. The Nazi's were socialists. And, Obama is looking more and more like a fuhrer every day.