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The Spy and the Traitor (häftad)

The Spy and the Traitor

The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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Häftad Engelska, 2019-05-30
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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller* *A BBC Between the Covers book club pick* *Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE An exciting Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians and the ultimate gift for anyone who loves a good spy thriller! 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 TO BUY NOW
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  1. Le Carré would be proud
    CristianHC, 8 september 2021

    Amazing account of perhaps the most important spy in the history of The Cold War.
    It's like reading a thriller!


  2. Real Reality
    Kurt Halldin, 13 november 2020

    Toppklass journalism. Verkligheten mer spännande än fiktionen! Visar på ett chockerande sätt det nesliga kommunistiska systemets förtryckande av individen och basala mänskliga behov av ett anständigt liv.

  3. Superintressant
    halvardn, 13 oktober 2020

    Boken visar hur en spion måste tänka, analysera, agera och handla för att lyckas utan att avslöjas. Att vara dubbelagent ställer extra krav. Han/hon måste också ha ett tydligt mål utan att vara glupsk. Boken visar allt detta. Som spion måste man också vara beredd att offra ett normalt liv. Särskilt intressant var att författaren var med hos Skavlan den 9 oktober. Till skillnad från amerikanska böcker är språket lättförståeligt.

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The best true spy story I have ever read -- John le Carre [A] captivating espionage tale. In a feat of real authorial dexterity, Macintyre accurately portrays the long-game banality of spycraft-the lead time and persistence in planning-with such clarity and propulsive verve that the book often feels like a thriller. Macintyre has produced a timely and insightful page-turner. * Publishers Weekly * Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving -- John le Carre on 'Agent Zigzag' Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far the best book on the SAS in World War II -- Antony Beevor on 'SAS' Thrilling. Ben Macintyre is the ideal narrator * Spectator on 'SAS' * Thorough and highly entertaining. It would be nigh on impossible to praise it too highly * Daily Express on 'SAS' *

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Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including Agent Sonya, The Spy and the Traitor, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.