Publisher: Lyons Press (September 4, 2012)
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William Stevenson will be top identified for his friendship with and books approximately one other William Stephenson, another way referred to as Intrepid, whose undercover agent community and mystery international relations replaced the process background. initially released in 1976, a guy known as Intrepid bought over 2 million copies and fast turned a brand new York Timesbestseller. notwithstanding, readers can be simply as thinking about his life’s tale and adventures. Stevenson chronicles the key occasions of his lifestyles, starting together with his bold and hazardous time as a naval pilot in the course of WWII flying a large number of mythical aircraft—Stringbag, Tiger Moth, Seafire, Hellcats—and studying quite a few maneuvers within the skies enroute to Russia, over England, Canada, Scotland, and the Pacific. After the warfare, nonetheless craving for experience, he returns to Canada to jot down for The Toronto day-by-day superstar, the place he back meets William Stephenson (aka Intrepid) on task and develops a lifelong friendship. Stevenson travels the globe, vacationing Hong Kong, Delhi, Kashmir, Kenya, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Thailand, and plenty of different unique locals, the place he meets iconic figures, corresponding to Ian Fleming, major Minister Nehru, Ho Chi Minh, Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Tse-tung, Zhou Enlai, Tito, Khrushchev, and the King of Thailand between others. aware of personal info, filled with foreign intrigue, Stevenson is a dwelling embodiment of recent heritage. previous to provide, with tale after extraordinary tale to inform, will go away the reader breathless.