Anthony Cave Brown, a British journalist who wrote books about espionage, including a study of the role of intelligence in the invasion of Europe in World War II, died on July 14 in Warrenton, Va. Anthony Cave Brown is known for his work on Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998). The cause was complications of pneumonia, Edward Russell, his former brother-in-law, said. Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, Treason in the Blood: H.St.John Philby, Kim Philby and the Spy Case of the Century, The secret servant: the life of Sir Stewart Menzies, Churchill's spymaster, Charles B. Cave Brown, Anthony; MacDonald, C: The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies,Spymaster to Winston Churchill, Oil, God and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings, On A Field of Red: The Communist International and the coming of World War II, Treason in the Blood by Anthony Cave Brown (1994-10-27). The Secret War Report of the OSS. He followed up on this theme with a book, The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan, about William J. Donovan, the director of the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II; the Office of Strategic Services later evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency. 19 Anthony Cave Brown, 77, Historian of Espionage, Is Dead. Refresh and try again. For example, in his “Oil, God, and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings,” (1999), he wrote that Aramco, then an American oil company operating in Saudi Arabia, cooperated with American spies to monitor the health of the king by reporting on the contents of his toilet. As a reporter, he covered events from the Hungarian uprising to the Algerian independence struggle to the plight of Soviet dissidents. Another espionage-related effort was a 1987 biography of Sir Stewart Menzies, who served as head of British MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) during World War II. During the late 1950s he covered the Hungarian uprising (in 1956) and the Algerian War of Independence. Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations. The title came from a Churchill epigram: “In war-time, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”. Anthony Cave Brown, a British journalist who wrote books about espionage, including a study of the role of intelligence in the invasion of Europe in World War II, died on July 14 in Warrenton, Va. He was 77. On the C-SPAN Networks: Anthony Cave Brown is an Author with one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1994 Booknotes. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. In 1962 Brown moved to the United States, spending a year at Stanford University's Hoover Institution as a visiting fellow. Tricks included deploying agents in the north of England to compose the daily wireless traffic for a nonexistent army that was training to invade Norway. Anthony Cave Brown, Script Department: Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War. 4 Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Mr. Cave Brown is survived by a son and a daughter, a brother and two grandsons. Please try your request again later. Anthony Cave Brown, who has died of dementia-related complications aged 77, was a buccaneering journalist who seldom let the facts get in the way … Anthony Cave Brown (March 21, 1929 – July 14, 2006) was a British journalist, espionage non-fiction writer, and historian. Cave-Brown-Cave (nee Eastaugh) wife of Courtney Peter Cave-Brown-Cave (b. Paperback On A Field of Red: The Communist International and the coming of World War II. He covered the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and worked in Australia for a television station belonging to Rupert Murdoch. His writings drew praise for their voluminous nature and often fascinating detail. Anthony Cave Brown, Script Department: Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War. They turned out to be 80 volumes describing the development of the atomic bomb, and the material had just been declassified. Brown, Anthony Cave, ed. See if your friends have read any of Anthony Cave Brown's books. In 1958 he was awarded Reporter of the Year. Mr. Speers said the executive never owned a dog and left on a commercial flight, economy class. $167.84. His final 1999 book Oil, God and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings, examined the Aramco company in Saudi Arabia. (Harper & Row, New York, 1975. Brown secured the first Western interview with Egyptian president, Gamel Abdel Nasser, and was a frequent drinking companion of Kim Philby in the Middle East prior to the latter's 1963 defection to the Soviet Union. He was educated at Luton Grammar School, and joined the Royal Air Force for his national service, working as a photographer. 4.5 out of 5 stars 3. Welcome back. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Anthony Cave Brown's Bodyguard of Lies is a stunning look at World War II and all the secrets, mistakes and successes, both planned and accidental, leading up to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy and the ultimate end of Nazi Germany. By Anthony Cave Brown. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Brown earned a reputation as an adventurous cutting-edge reporter, but developed something of an extravagant lifestyle, and often left behind large unpaid bills on his foreign trips, according to colleagues. ), Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, ( 65 One of his book jackets said he became interested in the subject of deception through his father’s wartime experiences as a creator of deceptive cartography. Anthony Cave Brown is known for his work on Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998). 12 Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day, Bodyguard of Lies (2 Volume Set) : the Extraordinary True Story of the Clandestine War of Intricate Deceptions That Hid the Secrets of D-Day from Hitler [I II Two], Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown (1975-10-05). Brown died of dementia and pneumonia-related causes in Warrenton, Virginia, USA on 14 July 2006, at age 77. There's a problem loading this menu right now. He also worked in Singapore and Malaysia. Anthony Cave Brown, journalist and writer, born March 21 1929; died July 14 2006, Journalist and writer of books on espionage. He had left his wife and two children behind, according to Mr. Russell. 50. ( Mr. Cave Brown wrote at least six books and edited three. In 1960 Brown returned to Britain as chief reporter for the Daily Mail, working to uncover corruption in Scotland Yard, and a major espionage case at the Portland naval base. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ), ( Brown settled in Washington, D.C., later moving to northern Virginia. He subsequently smuggled two of Pasternak's poems back to the UK, one of which was immediately published in the Daily Mail. Hardcover $31.50 $ 31. He began a 37-year relationship with Joan Simpson Halphen, a woman whom he had met in Paris, and utilized her considerable wealth to begin a second career as a major book author and historian, specializing in espionage, World War II, and Cold War themes. In 1962, he moved to Washington to work as a freelance journalist. The last hero : Wild Bill Donovan : the biography and political experience of Major General William J. Donovan, founder of the OSS and "father" of the CIA, from his personal and secret papers and the diaries of Ruth Donovan by Anthony Cave Brown ( Book ) 14 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Mr. Cave Brown worked with Charles B. MacDonald to condense the material into a 788-page history, “The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb” (1977). Peter C. Speers, writing in the journal Middle East Policy, noted Mr. Cave Brown’s description of an Aramco executive’s departure from the kingdom on a company private jet with his wife, his dog and his cat. Anthony Cave Brown, who has died of dementia-related complications aged 77, was a buccaneering journalist who seldom let the facts get in the way … The child was adopted out and remained in Australia. Brown began his reporting career in Luton and Bristol before moving to Fleet Street in the mid-1950s where he joined the Daily Mail. "An Artist Reveals Her Many Inner Lives in 'The Gun, The Cake And The Butterfly, "Espionage Writer Anthony Cave Brown, 77", "Anthony Cave Brown, 77, Historian of Espionage, Is Dead", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anthony_Cave_Brown&oldid=986374944, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 13:10. (Harper & Row, New York, 1975. 947 pp.) 947 pp.) $3.99 shipping . He also interviewed the dissident Soviet writer Boris Pasternak, who at the time was under surveillance, in 1959. Joan Audrey Simpson, his companion, died last March. After serving in the Royal Air Force, he worked for newspapers in Luton and Bristol, both in England, before joining the staff of The Daily Mail in London. The marriage ended in divorce. His two children survive him - writer and film director Amanda Eliasch and Toby Brown. ), On A Field of Red: The Communist International and the coming of World War II, ( Anthony Cave Brown, a British journalist who wrote books about espionage, including a study of the role of intelligence in the invasion of Europe in World War II, died on July 14 in Warrenton, Va. ), Treason in the Blood 1st edition by Brown, Anthony Cave (1994) Hardcover, Oil, God and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings, ( The Germans monitored the traffic, and German double agents confirmed the news. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. He also had a reputation for good luck. This version eliminates and rearranges some of the material; in particular, "the material on OSS in the Far East is not included in the [Brown… His book Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, published in 1994, examined the interconnected lives of the famous British spies Kim Philby and Harry St. John Philby, son and father. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Anthony Cave Brown. In the mid-1970’s, he happened to be walking down the hall on the 13th floor of the military records section of the National Archives when he spotted a rickety wooden cart stacked with tattered document boxes.