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WES DAVIS served for two years as an assistant to the director of excavations at Kavousi in Eastern Crete, not far from the plateau where Patrick Leigh Fermor parachuted onto the island during WWII. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University and is a former assistant professor of English at Yale University.  Editor of the Harvard University Press Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, he has written for publications that include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Nation.

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The Ariadne Objective
The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
Written by Wes Davis


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $26.00

In the bleakest years of WWII, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers... Read more >
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The Ariadne Objective
The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
Written by Wes Davis


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $13.99

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