Ben Macintyre


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Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.

Average rating: 4.06 · 53,554 ratings · 5,797 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Operation Mincemeat: How a ...

3.96 avg rating — 11,961 ratings — published 2010 — 46 editions
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Agent Zigzag: A True Story ...

4.07 avg rating — 10,208 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Ph...

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4.14 avg rating — 11,315 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Double Cross: The True Stor...

3.90 avg rating — 7,791 ratings — published 2012 — 34 editions
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The Spy and the Traitor: Th...

4.35 avg rating — 5,449 ratings — published 2018
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Rogue Heroes: The History o...

4.28 avg rating — 3,535 ratings — published 2016 — 29 editions
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The Napoleon of Crime: The ...

3.80 avg rating — 1,148 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fle...

3.79 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Man Who Would Be King: ...

3.85 avg rating — 467 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Englishman's Daughter: ...

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3.80 avg rating — 592 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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“The policemen agreed they were living with a most peculiar fellow. One moment he was reading classical literature in the original French and quoting Tennyson, and the next he would be discussing the best way to blow up a train.”
Ben MacIntyre, Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
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“Eccentricity is one of those English traits that look like frailty but mask a concealed strength; individuality disguised as oddity.”
Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

“What is the use of living if you cannot eat cheese and pickles?”
Ben MacIntyre, Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

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