Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the United States during the Second World War
Sutton, Matthew Avery, 1975- author.

Double crossed : the missionaries who spied for the United States during the Second World War

Sutton, Matthew Avery, 1975- author.


Personal Author
Sutton, Matthew Avery, 1975- author.

First edition.

Physical Description
x, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Part 1. Before they were spies (1896-1941) -- "A son of a bitch, but a game one" -- "Between hope and despair" -- "A conquering faith" -- "Prophecies yet to be fulfilled" -- "What a fine schooling you are having" -- Part 2. Going to war (1941-1942) -- "Converted to our service" -- "Spies and lies in Tangier" -- "The double opportunity to serve God and country" -- "It's your souls we want" -- Part 3. Taking the fight to the enemy (1942-1943) -- "The next jump" -- "A great hodge-podge of conflicting loyalties" -- "An angry saint who kept a soldier's faith" -- "The thorough beating they so richly deserve" -- Part 4. Occupying holy lands (1943-1945) -- "America's one priority in the Arab world" -- "Top-notch and absolutely fearless" -- "The beginning of the end of Japan's ungodly power" -- "Pilgrim's progress" -- Part 5. Winning the war -- "God help us!" -- "An unusual opportunity" -- "The high point of Muslim alliance" -- "Between a strife-torn earth and wrath-darkened heavens" -- Legacies (1945-present) -- "The CIA holds nothing sacred including the sacred".

"What makes a good missionary makes a good spy. Or so thought "Wild" Bill Donovan when he launched a secret new program under the Office of Strategic Services. His recruits, in turn, believed an American victory would help them protect their foreign ministries and expand the kingdom of God. In Double Crossed, historian Matthew Avery Sutton tells the extraordinary story of the entwined roles of spycraft and faith in World War II. Sutton shows how missionaries, though acutely aware of the conflict between their faith and their role as secret agents, nonetheless played an outsize part in the war, carrying out bombings and assassinations. After securing victory, those who survived helped establish the CIA, ensuring that religion continued to influence American foreign policy. Gripping and authoritative, Double Crossed is a remarkable account of the spiritual stakes of World War II."-- Provided by publisher.

Corporate Subject
United States. Office of Strategic Services.

Subject Term
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.
Missionaries -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Espionage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage, American -- Moral and ethical aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christianity and international relations -- History -- 20th century.

LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeCall NumberShelf LocationStatus
University LibraryBook0356972D810.S7 S887 2019Central Campus LibraryDue 28.10.2020