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              SAS: Rogue Heroes - Soon to be a major TV drama

              SAS: Rogue Heroes - Soon to be a major TV drama (Paperback)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS 'Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far the best book on the SAS in World War II' - Antony Beevor In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western D...esert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would inflict mayhem behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS. Now, 75 years later, the SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos, diaries, letters, maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them. The result is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men who were willing to take monumental risks. It is a story about the meaning of courage.
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              ISBN 9780241186862
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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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 (Paperback)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic... carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...
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              ISBN 9780241972137
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Agent Sonya: From the bestselling author of The Spy and The Traitor

              Agent Sonya: From the bestselling author of The Spy and The Traitor (Paperback)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In a quiet English village in 1942, an elegant housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted wife and mother-of-t...hree, the woman known to her neighbours as Mrs Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, she was racing through the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific intelligence from one of the country's most brilliant nuclear physicists. Secrets that she would transmit to Soviet intelligence headquarters via the radio transmitter she was hiding in her outdoor privy. Far from a British housewife, 'Mrs Burton' - born Ursula Kuczynski, and codenamed 'Sonya' - was a German Jew, a dedicated communist, a colonel in Russia's Red Army, and a highly-trained spy. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, and helping the Soviet Union build the atom bomb, Sonya conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century. Her story has never been told - until now. Agent Sonya is the exhilarating account of one woman's life; a life that encompasses the rise and fall of communism itself, and altered the course of history. 'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else' John Preston
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              ISBN 9780241986950
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II

              Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II (Paperback)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag. The thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted A Richard & Judy Book Club selection

              ISBN 9781408885390
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies

              Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies (Paperback)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              From the Number One bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a new true story of Second World War deception

              ISBN 9781408885413
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty

              The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty (Paperback, New edition)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              Conan Doyle based the character of Sherlock Holmes' great adversary, Moriarty, on Adam Worth, the Victorian master thief. Worth had his own Holmes in the shape of William Pinkerton, of Pinkerton's detective agency. Their parallel careers form the basis of this book.

              ISBN 9780006550624
              Released NZ 26 Feb 1998
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              A Foreign Field

              A Foreign Field (Paperback)

              By Macintyre, Ben

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              A wartime romance, survival saga and murder mystery set in rural France during the First World War, from the bestselling author of 'Operation Mincemeat' and 'Agent Zig-Zag'.

              ISBN 9780007395262
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
               

              A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Macintyre, Ben; Afterword by le Carre, John

              Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date offers a powerful new angle on a canonical 20th century spy story Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during... the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow--and not just Elliott's words, for Philby had made another powerful friend in America: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton and Elliott's unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him--until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling.
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              ISBN 9780804194495
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
              Publisher Random House
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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 (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Macintyre, Ben

              • RRP: $61.37
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              On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Sa...feway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever. . .
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              ISBN 9780241375723
              Released NZ 20 Sep 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              SAS: Rogue Heroes - Soon to be a major TV drama
                

              SAS: Rogue Heroes - Soon to be a major TV drama (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Macintyre, Ben

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              From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of SAS: Rogue Heroes, written and read by Ben MacIntyre. 'Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far ...the best book on the SAS in World War II' - Antony Beevor In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would inflict mayhem behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS. Now, 75 years later, the SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos, diaries, letters, maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them. The result is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men who were willing to take monumental risks. It is a story about the meaning of courage.
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              ISBN 9780241981580
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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