A Spy Among Friends

From bestselling author Ben Macintyre, the true untold story of history's most famous traitor

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408851725

Category: Espionage, Soviet

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From bestselling author Ben Macintyre, the true untold story of history's most famous traitor

A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre A 30 minute Instaread Summary

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this book: Chapter One At the age of twenty-two, Nicholas Elliott became a spy. Elliott’s father, Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott, Headmaster at Eton College, had powerful connections. When Elliott announced his desire to join the intelligence service, his father was able to arrange it for him. Elliott attended prep school at Durnford, where he endured horrific brutality, then to Eton and Cambridge. He neither worked hard nor excelled academically, but developed a close friendship with Basil Fisher whose death during the Battle of Britain had a devastating effect on him. In 1938, Elliott was invited to accompany Sir Nevile Bland, a senior diplomat, to The Hague, the seat of government in the Netherlands, to serve as his honorary attaché in the Foreign Office. This opportunity provided his first introduction into clandestine work, as well as exposure to Hitler. He left The Hague with the conviction that Hitler must be stopped and the best way to do this was to become a spy…

Military Review

A SPY AMONG FRIENDS : Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Ben Macintyre ,
Crown Publishers , New York , 2014 , 358 pages , $ 27.00 B columns converged
on Madrid , the embattled government was forced to cobble together its defenses
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The Spy and the Traitor

Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever... BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Author: Ben MacIntyre

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241186676

Category: History

Page: 416

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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller* *Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize* *Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉ A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword 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... BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Agent Sonya

'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else' John Preston 'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York Times 'This book is classic Ben Macintyre . . . ...

Author: Ben MacIntyre

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241986966

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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A TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'His best book yet' The Times 'Macintyre's page-turner is a dazzling portrait of a flawed yet driven individual who risked everything (including her children) for the cause' Sunday Times DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE SPY WHO ALMOST KILLED HITLER - FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPY AND THE TRAITOR Ursula Kuczynski Burton was a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent. Codenamed 'Agent Sonya', her story has never been told - until now. Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. As a fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, Ursula was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century. In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian Ben Macintyre delivers an exhilarating tale that's as fast-paced as any fiction. It is the incredible story of one spy's life, a life that would alter the course of history . . . 'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else' John Preston 'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York Times 'This book is classic Ben Macintyre . . . quirky human details enliven every page' Spectator

A Spy Among Us

Major Jake (Mac) McCord, a brilliant intelligence officer commissioned by the United States Army in 1941 to capture a serial killer who has been terrorizing the small archipelago.

Author: Dorothy Fleming

Publisher: Brandylane Publishers Inc

ISBN: 188391180X

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Major Jake (Mac) McCord, a brilliant intelligence officer commissioned by the United States Army in 1941 to capture a serial killer who has been terrorizing the small archipelago. Mac soon discovers that the killer is in fact the notorious Nazi Spy Boris Meissner, who holds a deeprooted grudge against Mac.

The Spy of the Rebellion

Being a True History of the Spy System of the United States Army During the Late
Rebellion. ... The face of the reputed Englishman cleared in an instant , as he
found that his companion was among friends , and this effect was not lost upon ...

Author: Allan Pinkerton

Publisher: Rose Publishing Company

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Category: Dummies (Bookselling)

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Forgotten Fatherland

Brilliantly researched and mordantly funny, this is an illuminating portrait of a forgotten people and of a woman whose deep influence on the twentieth century can only now be fully understood.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 030788645X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich’s bigoted, imperious sister, founded a “racially pure” colony in Paraguay together with a band of blonde-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of this “Nueva Germania” to discover the remains of this bizarre colony. Forgotten Fatherland vividly recounts his arduous adventure locating the survivors, while also tracing the colorful history of Elisabeth’s return to Europe, where she inspired the mythical cult of her brother’s philosophy and later became a mentor to Hitler. Brilliantly researched and mordantly funny, this is an illuminating portrait of a forgotten people and of a woman whose deep influence on the twentieth century can only now be fully understood.


Murder Among Friends

The paperback was a spy novel he ' d been reading on the plane . He consumed
paperback spy stuff . But was this the time to be doing it ? I looked at my watch .
Minutes were ticking away and I was sweating heavily . What the hell was this ?

Author: Adams Rouns Table

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425192658

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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An intriguing selection of original short stories explores the diverse boundaries and bonds, trials and benefits of friendship in all its many facets, in works by Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Warren Murphy, Peter Straub, Whitley Strieber, and other notable writers. Reprint.

Westerly

... novel I ' m working on . As well as that I need to know what it is like to work in a
university day after day , for this is another thing my novel is about . The writer as
researcher is a spy , a spy among work colleagues , among friends , and even ...

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Double Cross

Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and ...

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 0771000936

Category: History

Page: 416

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From the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends, and Rogue Heroes, a fascinating work of popular history that vividly recreates the vast web of deception spun by spies in order to conceal D-Day. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military achievement, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out, ensuring Allied victory at the most pivotal moment in the war. This epic event has never before been told from the perspective of the key individuals in the Double Cross system, who together made up one of the oddest and most brilliant military units ever assembled. Until now.

Operation Mincemeat

Ben Macintyre's dazzling, critically acclaimed, bestselling book chronicles the extraordinary story of what happened after British officials planted this dead body--outfitted in a British military uniform with a briefcase containing false ...

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 077100091X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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From the internationally celebrated, bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends, and Rogue Heroes comes an extraordinary account of the most successful--and certainly the strangest--deception ever carried out in World War II. Near the end of WWII, two British naval officers came up with a brilliant and slightly mad plan to mislead the Nazi armies about where the Allies would attack southern Europe. To carry out the plan, they would have to rely on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Ben Macintyre's dazzling, critically acclaimed, bestselling book chronicles the extraordinary story of what happened after British officials planted this dead body--outfitted in a British military uniform with a briefcase containing false intelligence documents--in Nazi territory, and how this secret mission fooled Hitler into changing military positioning, paving the way for the Allies to overtake the Nazis.

Agent Zigzag

For readers of World War II history, espionage, fans of John le Carré and Alan Furst, and of Ben Macintyre's more recent books.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 0771000928

Category: History

Page: 384

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For readers of World War II history, espionage, fans of John le Carré and Alan Furst, and of Ben Macintyre's more recent books. Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, and a cyanide pill, with orders from the Abwehr to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted M15, the British Secret service, and for the next four years, Chapman worked as a double agent, a lone British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began. Based on recently declassified files, Agent Zigzag tells Chapman's full story for the first time. It's a gripping tale of loyalty, love, treachery, espionage, and the thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.

A Spy on the Bus

This book , “ Fair & Square : A Lifetime Among Friends ” , was a revelation . When
he returned from World War II in 1945 , three Chicago financiers ( formerly
associated with Greyhound ) had purchased American Buslines and made a four
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Author: Margean Gladysz

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Category: Business intelligence

Page: 272

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Friends Intelligencer

... had been sent by the Turks as necessaries and comforts to render his situation
a spy ; but producing the certificates he had promore tolerable . This he soon
found means to cured from Friends in Germany , they let him do ; and also gave
an order that William ... among Friends , and being kindly informed , that if he
would turn Catholic he entertained and abundantly refreshed there , I should
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The Napoleon of Crime

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307886476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. . . . --Sherlock Holmes on Professor Moriarty in "The Final Problem" The Victorian era's most infamous thief, Adam Worth was the original Napoleon of crime. Suave, cunning Worth learned early that the best way to succeed was to steal. And steal he did. Following a strict code of honor, Worth won the respect of Victorian society. He also aroused its fear by becoming a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the upper classes, whose valuables he brazenly stole. His most celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a painting Worth adored and often slept with for twenty years. With a brilliant gang that included "Piano" Charley, a jewel thief, train robber, and playboy, and "the Scratch" Becker, master forger, Worth secretly ran operations from New York to London, Paris, and South Africa--until betrayal and a Pinkerton man finally brought him down. In a decadent age, Worth was an icon. His biography is a grand, dazzling tour into the gaslit underworld of the last century. . . and into the doomed genius of a criminal mastermind.

The Spy Net

Among friends ? ' she rebuked him . “ Then will we speak of Russia , which is no
longer fish nor fowl . ' ' Of Russia I know very little , ' he replied noncommittally .
The Countess sobered . ' Poor Russia , ' she sighed . ' I am afraid , monsieur , that
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Category: Cryptography

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Spies in the Family

An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That
Helped End the Cold War Eva Dillon ... timing and geographical coordinates from
one intelligence agency to another,” wrote Ben Macintyre in A Spy Among
Friends, ...

Author: Eva Dillon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062385917

Category: History

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A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. Eva had long believed that her father was a U.S. State Department employee. She had no idea that he was handling the CIA’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. Dillon’s father and Polyakov had a close friendship that went back years, to their first meeting in Burma in the mid-1960s. At the height of the Cold War, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. His collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. Spanning fifty years and three continents, Spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, until the devastating final days of their lives. With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers, Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal, double agents and clandestine lives, that challenges our notions of patriotism, exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems. Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story, Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart-rending work. Spies in the Family includes 25 black-and-white photos.