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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 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.
|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin Classics, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1077 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).