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Main Title: Guy Gaunt : the boy from Ballarat who talked America into the Great War / Anthony Delano. Book Cover
Author: Delano, Anthony
Year: 2016.
Collation: xii, 320 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, paperback ; 23 cm.
Subject: Gaunt, Guy, Sir, 1869-1953.
Royal Navy
Gaunt family
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Military history
Foreign policy and relations
Ambassadors and Diplomats
Great Britain
United States of America (USA)
ISBN: 9781925333206 :
"GUY GAUNT's infiltration of America's leadership changed the course of history. When the Great War began he was the British naval attache in Washington, beached for recklessness at sea. Taking over a network of disaffected immigrants he thwarted all efforts by the powerful German-American establishment in the United States to stop America from supporting the Allies. The exposure of a sinister German underground showed President Woodrow Wilson that America could not remain neutral. The Foreign Office never forgave him for outclassing its fledgling Secret Service. Toughened by early life in the turbulent Australian goldfields, Guy built a career by playing outside the rules. He dodged his way up the ranks of the Royal Navy, married for money, snatched up a country estate, won a seat in Parliament and faked his disappearance to run off with the wife of the King's doctor"--Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 940.481 GAU DEL Available