The untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a four-person team of Allied secret agents dropped into Nazi-occupied France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping German tanks away from Normandy after D-Day.
The narrow focus of Scholars of Mayhem allows us to follow Jean Claude Guiet’s journey intimately ... A true-life mix of James Bond, Lawrence of Arabia and Casablanca, Jean Claude’s story of resistance and heroism is beautifully told. Scholars of Mayhem packs the punch of an armored division and adds weight to the fresh titles taking on the Normandy landings 75 years after Eisenhower opened the Longest Day.
... [an] astonishing tale of heroic clandestine work ... This well-composed and gripping story contains fresh and illuminating details about the organization and methodology of England’s Special Operations Executive and the America’s Office of Strategic Services ... lives up to its enticing title. It’s an exciting, informative, and stirring tribute to a heretofore secret war hero’s life.
... remarkable ... In this page-turning, exciting book, the authors demonstrate an eye for significant details and a strong feel for the players ... Any World War II buff will love this tale of heroism.