Peter Calvocoressi

 

Calvocoressi, Peter.

1. Threading My Way. London: Duckworth, 1994.

Sisman, Spectator, 7 Jan. 1995, regards this book as "a gruff, old-fashioned memoir of a distinguished, if not outstanding career." Calvocoressi "was admitted to RAF Intelligence on the outbreak of war, joining the Government Codes & Ciphers School.... His description of the work of Bletchley -- not an easy subject to grasp -- is judicious and clear." Surveillant 4.1 says: "Calvocoressi charts a public life of great variety and unflagging interest."

2. Top Secret Ultra. London: Cassell, 1980. New York: Pantheon, 1980. New York: Ballantine, 1981. [pb]

Pforzheimer calls Top Secret Ultra "lean, lucid, and authoritative," while Sexton gives it a "[h]ighly recommended" notation. To Constantinides, the book is "an important additional contribution to the growing literature and knowledge" of Ultra's strategic cryptologic success.

[UK/WWII/Ultra]

Calvocoressi, Peter, Guy Wint, and John Pritchard. Total War: The Causes and Courses of the Second World War. 2d ed. New York: Pantheon, 1989.

Petersen: The authors "skillfully incorporate new information on intelligence aspects of the conflict, particularly Ultra."

[WWII/Gen]

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