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BEN MACINTYRE is writer-at-large and associate editor of the Times of London. He is the author of Agent Zigzag, The Man Who Would Be King, The Englishman's Daughter, The Napoleon of Crime, and Forgotten Fatherland. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Kate Muir, and their three children.

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.“The best true spy story I have ever read.”—JOHN LE CARRÉNamed a Best Book of the Year by The Economist • Shortlisted for...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Politics, History and Current Events
Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy
Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind one of the Cold War’s most intrepid spies.“[An] immensely exciting, fast-moving account.”—The Washington Post ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Foreign Affairs, Kirkus...
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Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison
Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “entertaining yet objective and often-moving account” (The Wall Street Journal) of one of history’s most notorious prisons—and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their captors, from the author of The Spy and the Traitor “Not since Ian Fleming and John le Carré has a spy writer so...
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Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING COLIN FIRTH • The “brilliant and almost absurdly entertaining” (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker) true story of the most successful—and certainly the strangest—deception carried out in World War II, from the acclaimed author of The Spy and the Traitor “Pure catnip to fans of World...
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true story of Kim Philby, the Cold War’s most infamous spy, from the “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) and author of Prisoners of the Castle.“[A Spy Among Friends] reads like a story by Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, or John le Carré, leavened with a dollop of P. G. Wodehouse.”—Walter...
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The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief
The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief
by Ben Macintyre
From the New York Times bestselling author of Prisoners in the Castle, a dramatic portrait of the master thief of the nineteenth century: Adam Worth“Fascinating . . . a brisk, lively, colorful biography of an amazing criminal.”—The New York Times (Best Books of the Year) The Victorian era’s most infamous and iconic thief, the inspiration...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “superb [and] intensely readable” (The Washington Post) untold story of one of the greatest deceptions of World War II and the extraordinary spies who achieved it—from the bestselling author of Prisoners of the Castle“Not since Ian Fleming and John le Carré has a spy writer so captivated readers.”—The...
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Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the...
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the...
by Ben Macintyre
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The incredible untold story of World War II’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by the modern master of wartime intrigue—now a limited series on Epix!“Reads like a mashup of The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape, with a sprinkling of Ocean’s 11 thrown in for good measure.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York...
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Forgotten Fatherland: The True Story of Nietzsche's Sister and Her Lost Aryan Colony
Forgotten Fatherland: The True Story of Nietzsche's Sister and Her Lost Aryan Colony
by Ben Macintyre
“A fascinating, provocative, and highly eccentric volume” (The New York Times) exploring the true story of Elisabeth Nietzsche’s maniacal attempt to found a utopian colony in the jungles of Paraguay in the late nineteenth century—from the bestselling author of Prisoners of the Castle.In 1886, Elisabeth Nietzsche, the bigoted, imperious...
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The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War One
The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War One
by Ben Macintyre
Never before told, Ben Macintyre's The Englishman's Daughter is a harrowing tale of love, duplicity and their tragic consequences, which haunt the people of Villeret eight decades after the Great War. "I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind...
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The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan
The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan
by Ben Macintyre
The Man Who Would Be King is the riveting story that inspired Kipling's classic tale and a John Huston movie In the year 1838, a young adventurer, surrounded by his native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the American flag on the summit of the Hindu Kush in the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. He declared himself Prince of...
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For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond
For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond
by Ben Macintyre
The official history of Ian Fleming and James Bond by the bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat'Marvellously entertaining and informative' Spectator'Thrilling' Sunday Times'An entertaining mix of history, espionage, biography, and post-war sociology' Literary Review_____________________'I am going to write the spy story to end all...
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Ben Macintyre's World War II Espionage Files: Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat
Ben Macintyre's World War II Espionage Files: Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat
by Ben Macintyre
Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, two thrilling accounts of World War II espionage, are available together as an ebook—with an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller Double Cross. “Not since Ian Fleming and John le Carré has a spy writer so captivated readers.”—The Hollywood ReporterAGENT ZIGZAG • “Wildly improbably but entirely...
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