Charles McCarry





Charles McCarry

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born
in Massachusetts,, The United States
January 01, 1930

gender
male

genre

influences
W. Somerset Maugham, Richard Condon


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McCarry served in the United States Army, where he was a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, has been a small-town newspaperman, and was a speechwriter in the Eisenhower administration. From 1958 to 1967 he worked for the CIA, under deep cover in Europe, Asia, and Africa. However, his cover was not as a writer or journalist. He is married with four grown sons. His family is from The Berkshires area of western Massachusetts, where he currently lives.

McCarry was editor-at-large for National Geographic and has contributed pieces to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other national publications.

McCarry is best known for a series of books concerning the life of super spy Paul Christopher. Born in Germany befor
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The Last Supper (Paul Chris...
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The Shanghai Factor
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Old Boys (Paul Christopher #9)
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Christopher's Ghosts (Paul ...
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The Secret Lovers (Paul Chr...
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Second Sight (Paul Christop...
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Shelley's Heart (Paul Chris...
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The Better Angels (Paul Chr...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 1979 — 11 editions
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“(F)iction is...what ought to have been, not what actually was. At least, not exactly.”
Charles McCarry

“All suburban housing developments look alike, and besides, every Yankee who ever crossed the Potomac except Ulysses S. Grant got lost as soon as he reached the Virginia side.”
Charles McCarry, The Shanghai Factor

“...and I was reminded....of the everday boredom of a life in espionage. One is always waiting for someone who does not show up,for something that does not happen.”
Charles McCarry, Old Boys

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