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R.W. Johnson: Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War Two Espionage by Joseph Persico., 4 April 2002

Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War Two Espionage 
by Joseph Persico.
Random House, 656 pp., £24.50, October 2001, 0 375 50246 7
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... Ickes replied, ‘because you won’t talk frankly, even with people who are loyal to you.’ Joseph Persico, whose admiration for FDR, like that of many Americans, is close to hero-worship, treats FDR’s endless deceptions and tricks with indulgence. John Steinbeck, whom FDR once persuaded to do some spying for him in Mexico, came to the conclusion ...

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