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Traitors & Turncoats

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
From Judas to John Brown,Mata Hari to Sammy "The Bull" Graviano—a gripping narrative of treachery, farce, and folly across three millennia of world historyThe stories inthis action-packedcollectionrange from a British seaman in World War IIwho sold information to the Germans for a pittance, to the White Rose gang's defiant campaign against Hitler; from the recusant terrori ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Quercus (first published 2009)
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Carmen
Nov 20, 2009 Carmen rated it it was ok
I bought this book in the expectation of learning about some "traitors and turncoats". At first, I was deeply interested until about halfway where I saw a problem.

I forget which individual the author was talking about but he started to write as if the reader should know what happened at that period of time. Fortunately, for that article, I knew what was going on, but for future articles, were I was barely alive and yet more recent in history, the descriptions were heavy with information that I c
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Deanne
Jun 30, 2012 Deanne rated it liked it
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A series of historical characters reguarded by some as traitors, and some as heroes. I know most of the people mentioned in the pages, Guy Fawkes, Mata Hari, Lord Haw haw and Kim Philby. However did find the inclusion of some of those mentioned harder to fathom, Anne Boleyn was in the way. Lady Jane Grey, executed at 16 was the victim of the ambition of certain members of the family, hardly a traitor.
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