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This is popular WW2 history at its heart-stopping best, fuelled by an incredible new story

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LEAH GARRETT is a professor at Hunter College. Her last book, Young Lions- How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel, won and was shortlisted for several major literary awards. She lives in New York City with her husband, the thriller writer Adrian McKinty, and their two daughters.


Reading Garrett's fluent and engaging account should make anyone tempted to feel jingoistic about Britain during the Second World War think twice -- Richard Overy * Literary Review *
Leah Garrett's X Troop is brilliantly researched, utterly gripping history: the first full account of a remarkable group of Jewish refugees-a top-secret band of brothers-who waged war on Hitler -- Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter, The Bedford Boys, and The Liberator
Garrett's detective work is stunning, and her story-telling is masterful. This is an original account of Jewish rescue, resistance and revenge from within the Reich and at its edges, starting with the boys flight to England and ending with their brave return as they spearheaded the Allied invasion at Normandy, fought to defeat the Reich, and remained in British service to denazify Germany and Austria -- Wendy Lower, author of Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Killing Fields
This is Inglorious Basterds-but much better. Because it is the real story of clandestine Jewish fighters wreaking havoc against the Nazi war machine -- Norman Ohler, New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed and The Bohemians
A compelling read . . . Garrett's evocation of the tension and drama of the many clandestine operations in Europe undertaken by X-Troopers is gripping * Sydney Morning Herald *

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