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The Napoleon of Crime by Ben Macintyre
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Aug 16, 2011

really liked it

Although I discovered it after Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal and Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory, this book was actually written in 2004. This explains what I perceived as an immaturity in MacIntyre's narrative voice. It is a compelling story although the author's attempts to make tenuous connections between various historical, artistic and literary figures does render this slightly less enjoyable than his more recent books. Having said that, The Napoleon of Crime is an engaging story of a truly remarkable character. Recommended.

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