Jan 22, 2020
Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War
Posted by Paul B. Janeczko

How does deception factor into fighting wars, and is it effective In an intriguing companion to The Dark Game, Paul B Janeczko reveals the truth about the strategic lies of war The biblical account of Gideon The ancient story of the Trojan horse Deceptive techniques have been used in war through the ages But while the principles have changed very little, the technoloHow does deception factor into fighting wars, and is it effective In an intriguing companion to The Dark Game, Paul B Janeczko reveals the truth about the strategic lies of war The biblical account of Gideon The ancient story of the Trojan horse Deceptive techniques have been used in war through the ages But while the principles have changed very little, the technology behind fooling the enemy has evolved dramatically Paul B Janeczko s fascinating chronology focuses on the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf Wars to reveal evolving attitudes toward the use and effectiveness of deceptive operations Find out the secret plan behind the invasion of Normandy and the details of General Schwarzkopf s Hail Mary play during the Gulf War, among many other strategies and maneuvers designed to pull the wool over enemies eyes Back matter includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

  • Title: Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War
  • Author: Paul B. Janeczko
  • ISBN: 9780763660420
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Double Cross Deception Techniques in War How does deception factor into fighting wars and is it effective In an intriguing companion to The Dark Game Paul B Janeczko reveals the truth about the strategic lies of war The biblical account of

    Jen Naughton

    Being a history buff and a Mom of mostly boys I was excited to get this one Starting with battles described in the Bible Paul describes in detail the techniques that won each battle or war up to the Gulf Wars After reading so many books about World War 2 last Fall I loved the section describing just how the US used double agents to convince the Germans that the Allied forces were staging in Iceland to invade Finland The US even went as far as having fake insignia made for the supposed unit and p [...]


    Linda

    Thanks to Candlewick for the Arc of this book We know Janeczko from his wonderful poetry anthologies, but do you know that he s also written books about codes Top Secret and spies The Dark Game as well as professional books for teachers His name is an important one to know.This book is fascinating and detailed, although I did wish there were a few personal stories given For anyone who is beginning to be interesting in deception in war, this book will spark interest and further research It offer [...]


    Lynn

    Fascinating Deception techniques in warfare from the Israelites to the Gulf War The majority of the book focused on the wars in Europe, especially WWI and WWII The chapters on the extremely important and intricate deceptions surrounding the D Day invasion of Europe were exceptionally rich with detail I knew some of the story but I was astonished by the extent of the effort The Twenty Committee that oversaw the operation considered even the tiniest pieces of the deception puzzle and an enormous a [...]


    Liz

    This non fiction chronicle of deception techniques in war is a fascinating read At 220 pages of text it is a decent size for a research source, yet reads very smoothly Many photographs are included which aid in understanding the concepts The techniques listed give the reader hope that a military conflict might be avoided by being clever Even the cover is great This will give you lots of interesting facts to share in conversations.


    Marisa

    Great nonfiction read for middle school age teens Liked this author s other work about spies Most focus of the book was WWII European front with no mention of any deceptions in WWII Asian war front Gulf War received about 14 pages, scant few for Korean and Vietnam War compared to WWII European front Would have loved research about pre 1900 Asian wars and conflicts and the use of deception.


    Anne

    Fascinating I kept thinking I would just read a small portion of the book as part of a project I am doing and I couldn t put it aside I kept reading I found out some very interesting facts about the deception techniques used during wars I found the information about WWII deceptions especially interesting I hope there is a niche group of students who are also attracted to this book I tis very well written, has excellent source notes, bibliography, and image credits.


    Sue Poduska

    This book is about fooling the enemy and many of the ways that s been accomplished Well researched and loaded with information, the text is nevertheless very exciting and wonderfully readable for a history book.


    Angela

    Really enjoyed this quick overview of deception techniques Recommended for grades 5 8.


    Ms. Yingling

    ARC provided by the publisherNot only does Mr Janeczko do a great poetry collection, but he puts together interesting and intriguing volumes on espionage that rather amaze me Starting with an overview of what deception strategies AND techniques are used by the US military, Double Cross goes on to thoroughly describe how these are used in a variety of historical settings From the earliest days of Biblical descriptions of battles Gideon driving out the Midianites to the siege of Troy and a variety [...]


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    Jaina

    This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.It s funny how things work out sometimes I agreed to review Double Cross months ago, but didn t get around to it until now which just so happens to be the exact same time that we re covering WWII and the Cold War era in my APUSH class Deception techniques from WWII, the Korean war, and the Vietnam war make up the bulk of the content, so it works out perfectly for me I get to study and work on my blog at the same time Because Double Cross i [...]



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