Author(s): Hemming, Henry,
Date of Publication: 12/02/2015,
Pagination: 560 pages,
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd,
Published By: Cornerstone,
Book Classification: Biography: science technology & medicine, Espionage & secret services
Special Forces. In 1942, he convinced Winston Churchill to build an aircraft carrier out of reinforced ice. He escaped from a German WWI prison camp, wrote a bestseller, and aided Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
He even launched a private attempt to avert the outbreak of the Second World War by sending into Nazi Germany a group of pollsters disguised as golfers. And he may have been a Russian spy. 70 years after his death, Henry Hemming reveals Pyke's astonishing story in full: his brilliance, his flaws, and his life of adventures, ideas, and secrets.