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Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War
3.13
I'm on record as thinking that biographers shouldn't get too cozy with their subjects. But they shouldn't sneer at them either, and here, Vaughan is s ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
Courting Danger: My Adventure in World-Class Tennis, Golden-Age Hollywood, and High-Stakes......
4.05
More like 3.5. I enjoyed this book. It is more a personal memoir than a tennis memoir, but it touched on several things I enjoy reading about. Note th ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
Our Kind of Traitor
3.35
Yes, I know it's fiction. I mostly snagged this from the library because I saw it had something to do with tennis. The narrative style wasn't really t ...more
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Back to Bokhara
3.67
This is an interesting memoir/travel story of a Scottish diplomat's visit to the Soviet Union. However, there are apparently two earlier such narrativ ...more
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May 07, 2010
 
The Expats
3.40
The ending was kind of a letdown. I felt like the buildup was for something less happy.
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl Harbor
3.29
Interesting subject, but right now I don't feel like reading a book that I have to be constantly assessing for veracity.
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Jan 06, 2013
 
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
3.28
It's interesting to know that this was going on, but ... I don't know, somehow this particular book just didn't hold my attention. Possibly because th ...more
Nov 09, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
 
A Strange Death A Story Discovered In Palestine
3.04
This sort of read like L.M. Montgomery, of all things - there was a nigh-overwhelming proportion of local trivia. I'd rather not read something I feel ...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
3.65
An interesting look at behind the scenes work on counterterrorism from the mid-80s to the early 90s. Good complement to something like Chief of Statio ...more
Sep 26, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
 
At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA
3.44
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Sep 23, 2010
 
Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone
3.49
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Sep 2007
Sep 08, 2007
 
The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service
3.41
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Oct 17, 2008
 
Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
4.13
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Jan 11, 2008
 
L.A. Woman
3.14
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Nov 30, 2008
 
Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era
3.38
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Jul 28, 2008
Jul 28, 2009
 
Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing
3.62
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Jan 28, 2010
 
Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games
3.46
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Double Death: The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's Most Daring Spy
3.45
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Jul 07, 2010
 
Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence
3.22
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Sep 29, 2008
 
Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent
4.02
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Of Spies and Spokesmen: My Life as a Cold War Correspondent
3.67
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Nov 30, 2010
 
Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
4.12
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Mar 07, 2011
 
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
3.86
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Dropshot
3.67
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Jan 09, 2012
 
The shooting star: Denis Rake, MC : a clandestine hero of the Second World War
3.00
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Jan 19, 2012
 
Secret War Heroes
3.67
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Jan 19, 2012
 
Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin
3.42
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Nov 29, 2007
 
KGB: The Inside Story of Its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev
3.88
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Apr 18, 2012
 
Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussiers Secret War, 1942-1945
2.50
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Jun 19, 2012
 
The Spy Beside the Sea: The Extraordinary Wartime Story of Dorothy O'Grady
2.00
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Jun 24, 2012
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