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The Resource Churchill's iceman : the true story of Geoffrey Pyke - genius, fugitive, spy, Henry Hemming

Churchill's iceman : the true story of Geoffrey Pyke - genius, fugitive, spy, Henry Hemming

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Churchill's iceman : the true story of Geoffrey Pyke - genius, fugitive, spy
Title
Churchill's iceman
Title remainder
the true story of Geoffrey Pyke - genius, fugitive, spy
Statement of responsibility
Henry Hemming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inventor, escapee, campaigner, war correspondent, Pyke was an unlikely hero of both World Wars and is seen today as the father of U.S. Special Forces. He changed the landscape of British pre-school education, earned a fortune on the stock market, wrote a bestseller and in 1942 convinced Churchill and Lord Mountbatten to build an aircraft carrier out of reinforced ice. He gave birth to the Mass Observation movement, escaped from a German concentration camp, devised an ingenious plan to get ambulances and microscopes to the Spanish Republicans fro free and launched a private attempt to avert the outbreak of World Warl II by sending into Nazi Germany a group of pollsters disguised as golfers. But there was another side to this man. Pyke, it seems, was a man with a secret
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hemming, Henry
Dewey number
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941.082092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pyke, Geoffrey
  • Great Britain
  • Educators
  • Inventors
  • Jews
  • Spies
  • Biography
Label
Churchill's iceman : the true story of Geoffrey Pyke - genius, fugitive, spy, Henry Hemming
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Preface Publishing, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099594130
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
548 pages
Isbn
9780099594130
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Churchill's iceman : the true story of Geoffrey Pyke - genius, fugitive, spy, Henry Hemming
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Preface Publishing, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099594130
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
548 pages
Isbn
9780099594130
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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