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A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson
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Sep 15, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: spy, history, bio, war
Recommended to Michel by: Rita
Read in December, 2000

When you think that Charlie Wilson (whose ill-advised intervention fostered the Taliban, and therefore was indirectly responsible for 9/11) got a movie, and Intrepid (who is probably the most important artisan of victory in Europe) never got any public recognition, you've got to wonder about fame and why it is so poorly distributed.
The book is not very well written, he would have benefitted from some ghostwriting or collaboration with a pro (imagine Ludlum or Higgins or le Carre!) but the story and the stories are so fascinating that you just continue plodding on until the last page: I don't think I have read a better plotted spy novel.

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