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The Riddle of the Sands (Modern Library Classics)

by Erskine Childers

ISBN 0812966147 / 9780812966145 / 0-8129-6614-7
Publisher Modern Library
Language English
Edition Softcover
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While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childerswho served in the Royal Navy during World War Ias a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft. [via]