Book Discussion on The Irregulars

Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the… read more

Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the neutrality of America during the onset of World War II as a covert spy for the British Intelligence in an outfit called the Baker Street Irregulars. She gave several stories of Mr. Dahl and other spies, including James Bond author Ian Fleming, attempting to shift public opinion about the British crisis with Nazi Germany. She talked about the challenges that she faced in researching a spy outfit. Jennet Conant answered questions from the audience.

Jennet Conant is the author of The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, published by Simon & Schuster. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Irregulars

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American Profile
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 20, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 2013

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  • Sep 20, 2008 | 12:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 2008 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2008 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 22, 2008 | 3:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 2013 | 6:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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