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The Resource Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the US during the Second World War, Matthew Avery Sutton

Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the US during the Second World War, Matthew Avery Sutton

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Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the US during the Second World War
Title
Double crossed
Title remainder
the missionaries who spied for the US during the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Avery Sutton
Title variation
Missionaries who spied for the United States during the Second World War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What makes a good missionary makes a good spy. Or so thought "Wild" Bill Donovan when he launched a secret new program under the Office of Strategic Services. His recruits, in turn, believed an American victory would help them protect their foreign ministries and expand the kingdom of God. In Double Crossed, historian Matthew Avery Sutton tells the extraordinary story of the entwined roles of spycraft and faith in World War II. Sutton shows how missionaries, though acutely aware of the conflict between their faith and their role as secret agents, nonetheless played an outsize part in the war, carrying out bombings and assassinations. After securing victory, those who survived helped establish the CIA, ensuring that religion continued to influence American foreign policy. Gripping and authoritative, Double Crossed is a remarkable account of the spiritual stakes of World War II."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutton, Matthew Avery
Dewey number
940.54/86730922
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
S887 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Missionaries
  • Spies
  • Espionage
  • Espionage, American
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Christianity and international relations
Label
Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the US during the Second World War, Matthew Avery Sutton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Before they were spies (1896-1941) -- "A son of a bitch, but a game one" -- "Between hope and despair" -- "A conquering faith" -- "Prophecies yet to be fulfilled" -- "What a fine schooling you are having" -- Part 2. Going to war (1941-1942) -- "Converted to our service" -- "Spies and lies in Tangier" -- "The double opportunity to serve God and country" -- "It's your souls we want" -- Part 3. Taking the fight to the enemy (1942-1943) -- "The next jump" -- "A great hodge-podge of conflicting loyalties" -- "An angry saint who kept a soldier's faith" -- "The thorough beating they so richly deserve" -- Part 4. Occupying holy lands (1943-1945) -- "America's one priority in the Arab world" -- "Top-notch and absolutely fearless" -- "The beginning of the end of Japan's ungodly power" -- "Pilgrim's progress" -- Part 5. Winning the war -- "God help us!" -- "An unusual opportunity" -- "The high point of Muslim alliance" -- "Between a strife-torn earth and wrath-darkened heavens" -- Legacies (1945-present) -- "The CIA holds nothing sacred including the sacred"
Control code
on1100445921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages
Isbn
9780465052660
Lccn
2019006373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1100445921
Label
Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the US during the Second World War, Matthew Avery Sutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Before they were spies (1896-1941) -- "A son of a bitch, but a game one" -- "Between hope and despair" -- "A conquering faith" -- "Prophecies yet to be fulfilled" -- "What a fine schooling you are having" -- Part 2. Going to war (1941-1942) -- "Converted to our service" -- "Spies and lies in Tangier" -- "The double opportunity to serve God and country" -- "It's your souls we want" -- Part 3. Taking the fight to the enemy (1942-1943) -- "The next jump" -- "A great hodge-podge of conflicting loyalties" -- "An angry saint who kept a soldier's faith" -- "The thorough beating they so richly deserve" -- Part 4. Occupying holy lands (1943-1945) -- "America's one priority in the Arab world" -- "Top-notch and absolutely fearless" -- "The beginning of the end of Japan's ungodly power" -- "Pilgrim's progress" -- Part 5. Winning the war -- "God help us!" -- "An unusual opportunity" -- "The high point of Muslim alliance" -- "Between a strife-torn earth and wrath-darkened heavens" -- Legacies (1945-present) -- "The CIA holds nothing sacred including the sacred"
Control code
on1100445921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages
Isbn
9780465052660
Lccn
2019006373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1100445921

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