The Secret War Against Hitler
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 8 hours 44 minutes
William Casey, former director of the CIA, gives an autobiographical account of his WWII service with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services, which later evolved into the CIA) and the role such early intelligence organizations played in the defeat of Hitler. Casey recounts how the Allies gathered intelligence, thwarted Germany's atomic bomb development, and convinced German intelligence that the Normandy D-Day landings were to be a diversionary move while the main landing was to take place in Calais.
Casey wrote this book because, as he says, "I believe that it is important today to understand how clandestine intelligence, covert action, and organized resistance saved blood and treasure in defeating Hitler. These capabilities may be more important than missiles and satellites in meeting crises yet to come...."
"[Full] of conviction that covert operations greatly aided our war effort, saving lives and ensuring victory, and that such operations are equally important today. Interesting observations for military history buffs and those concerned with intelligence and public policy."-Library Journal