Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Agent Garbo Author at next Meeting

The next meeting of the NJ World War II Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., as usual  at the Millburn Library.

Our speaker will be Stephan Talty, who will discuss his recently published book Agent Garbo, the extraordinary story of the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day. Agent Garbo is the astonishing story of Juan Pujol, a nobody, a Barcelona poultry farmer  a self-made secret agent who matched wits with the best minds of the Third Reich--and won. The manner in which Pujol managed to gain the confidence of the British, and then convince his Nazi contacts that he had access into the top levels of British Secret Service is a remarkable story.  Most remarkable is the fact that the story is true. It is no exaggeration that Pujol's wit, cunning, and steely nerves made the Allied victory in World War II possible by convincing Hitler that the main invasion force would be at  Pas de Calais, not Normandy.

Talty is the author of five non-fiction books. He lives outside New York City with his wife and  two children.

Members are reminded to check our web site: http://ww2bookclub.blogspot.com/ and view the many photos that our talented photographer Sharon Austin has posted on the site. These photos are available for sale. Contact Sharon Austin at: sharonannaustin@hotmail.com, for more information.