Ben Macintyre





Ben Macintyre


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Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper’s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no. 1 bestsellers A Spy Among Friends, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross.


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Operation Mincemeat: How a ...

3.95 avg rating — 10,783 ratings — published 2010 — 37 editions
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Agent Zigzag: A True Story ...

4.05 avg rating — 8,626 ratings — published 2007 — 33 editions
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Ph...

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Double Cross: The True Stor...

3.88 avg rating — 6,956 ratings — published 2012 — 25 editions
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Rogue Heroes: The History o...

4.26 avg rating — 2,079 ratings — published 2016 — 21 editions
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The Napoleon of Crime: The ...

3.80 avg rating — 986 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fle...

3.79 avg rating — 432 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Man Who Would Be King: ...

3.84 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Englishman's Daughter: ...

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Forgotten Fatherland: The S...

3.52 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 1992 — 12 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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