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    • The Irregulars

    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spying in Washington

    • By Sara on 10-03-14
    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 09-09-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 450 ratings

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 109 East Palace

    • Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By John H. Davis III on 10-22-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Man of the Hour

    • James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the 20th century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indeed, a Man of the Hour

    • By Jerome on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • A Covert Affair

    • Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 33

    Best-selling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II. She also details the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is a fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Deceptive Title-Book Not about Paul & Julia Child

    • By Mari on 12-24-11

    Regular price: $27.99