They Fought AloneMy new book, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France is out this week from Penguin.

They Fought Alone tells the astounding epic of two Anglo-American brothers, George and John Starr, heroes in Britain’s secret warfare agency, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Fluent in French, they were soon recruited by SOE and infiltrated into occupied France to organize resistance and harass German forces.

They Fought Alone hits hard with its dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, betrayal and the daring of men and women risking everything to defeat the Nazis.
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Marie Colvin Dedicated Her Extraordinary Life to Describing “What Really Happens in Wars”

The Intercept | 5th November 2018

The extraordinary life of war reporter Marie Colvin would have merited a biography even if she had survived the Syrian army’s bombardment of Homs in February 2012. Long before her fatal trip into the city’s rebel-held Baba Amr quarter, producers had proposed turning her life into an action-packed movie. It was only after her death that two films, a documentary and a drama, appeared. Now, Lindsey Hilsum has written the book “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin,” and it is one of the best biographies I have read about any journalist. Colvin’s trajectory, personal as much as professional, was fascinating by any standard for the passion and turmoil that shadowed her from birth to untimely death. This is a great story, well told. The controversy surrounding Colvin’s death partially overshadowed her achievements in life. Her family, friends, and Syrian opposition believe that the Syrian…

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Seeing Khashoggi’s Fate as a Death Foretold

Stratfor


We do not know very much of the future Except that from generation to generation The same things happen again and again. Men learn little from others' experience. T.S. Eliot, "Murder in the Cathedral" The killing of Jamal Khashoggi was…

World War Two’s Covert Ops Are Failing in the Post-War World

RSN


Before President Barack Obama authorized clandestine operations to defeat Syrian President Bashar al Assad in 2013, he asked the CIA to write the history of its secret wars. The classified document, say those who have read it, is a record…

Print, the legend – The life of an American newspaperman

Times Literary Supplement


“Hold the front page!” Editors have no doubt shouted those fabled words more often for Seymour Hersh than for any reporter living. Hersh – known to friends and colleagues as “Sy” – is a legend of my trade, born appropriately…





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About the Author

charles-glassCharles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings. He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. He was ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent from 1983 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer in Paris, Tuscany, Venice and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, southeast Asia and the Mediterranean region. He has also published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe.

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