The Riddle of the Sands

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The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers; Milt Bearden (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812966145, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 2002

While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers who served in the Royal Navy during World War I as 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.

About the Author
Milt Bearden was chief of the CIA s Soviet/East European division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He received the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA s highest honor, and is the author of "The Black Tulip" (available from Random House Trade Paperbacks) and co-author of "The Main Enemy" (published in 2003 by Random House)."

Praise For The Riddle of the Sands

“This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery.” —Ian Fleming