I Lie for A Living

I Lie for A Living

Greatest Spies of All Time

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Top Secret is definitely not the right word for the International Spy Museum?its launch in 2002 made news and it has been high-profile ever since, with attendance growing by leaps and bounds. The International Spy Museum Handbook of Practical Spying has already been declassified to the delight of those in the need-to-know. Now, following up on that success, here's an illustrated biographical who's who of spydom from biblical days to recent times. I Lie for a Living is a regular rogue's gallery of history's most accomplished intriguers and intelligence operatives, famous and infamous alike.

It's amazing how colorful some of these characters are, like 16th century playwright, brawler and secret agent Christopher Marlow or Virginia Hall and Josephine Baker, femmes fatales both. Organized into ten thematic chapters, this light-hearted but clear-eyed look at lone-wolf moles, double agents, and intricate triple-crosses unmasks a wide-ranging roster from covert patriots whose unheralded heroism sometimes cost them their lives to mercenary traitors for sale to the highest bidder, like Benedict Arnold or Aldrich Ames.

It's a for-your-eyes-only kind of book, so beware?if you don't watch your back it's a sure bet someone will be reading it over your shoulder.

Baker & Taylor
Organized thematically into such categories as "Femme Fatales" or "The Traitor Next Door," a collection of spy biographies portrays the lives and careers of masters of espionage from around the world, with profiles of Mata Hari, Christopher Marlowe, Graham Greene, Aldrich Aimes, Robert Hansson, and many others.

Book News
The executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and the author introduce this gallery of patriots/ traitors (depending on one's perspective) by providing context on their motives and methods. Among the 62 diverse spies profiled are Benjamin Franklin; Erskine Childers, father of the spy novel; Josephine Baker, African-American exotic dancer in World War II- era France; and Oliver North. The book lacks references. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Organized thematically into such categories as "Femme Fatales" or "The Traitor Next Door," a collection of spy biographies portrays the lives and careers of masters of espionage from around the world, with profiles of Mata Hari, Christopher Marlowe, Graham Greene, Aldrich Aimes, Robert Hansson, and many others. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2006
Description: 189 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
ISBN: 9780792253167
0792253167
Branch Call Number: 327.12092 Shu

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