Review: EASTERN APPROACHES by Fitzroy Maclean

Tracey from A Book Sanctuary selected Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from her review:

Was there anything this man couldn’t do?! It would seem not…

Reporting directly to Winston Churchill, he was then parachuted into Yugoslavia to check out the situation with the rival Partisan groups. His brief was to find out who was killing more of the enemy and set about helping them. For 18 months he worked closely with Tito and despite differing ideologies, Tito being a committed Communist, forged an allegiance based on respect and short term mutual goals.

There is so much more contained within these pages and if any one message comes out of it, it’s the age old adage..”if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” If Maclean had been deterred at the first, second or twentieth obstacle, his story could have been so different.

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Review: EASTERN APPROACHES by Fitzroy MacLean

fitzroymacleanMatt from Matt’s Book Blog recently reviewed Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy MacLean.  Here’s an excerpt:

Fitzroy Maclean was assigned to the Moscow embassy of the UK in the middle-1930s. He took three trips to Soviet Central Asia, with and without the approval of commisars, who were worried that Maclean would do exactly what he intended to do: keep his eyes open and report on what life was really like in the Soviet hinterlands.

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