Operation Mincemeat—Aloud

Ben Macintyre’s Operation Mincemeat details Britain’s most ingenious hour: a plan conceived by James Bond creator Ian Fleming to set a body adrift, kitted out as a British officer and carrying false plans for the invasion of southern Europe, to mislead the Nazis. It’s all true, and it worked—as Katherine A. Powers reports in her review of a “terrific book written with intelligence and brio." We're adding it here to bring your attention to the audiobook version, read with characteristic excellence by the fabulous John Lee.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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