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- Obama tells DNC fundraising crowd: ‘I’m not overly partisan’
Topic - Ben Macintyre
There is no question that Kim Philby was the most legendary spy of World War II, carving a trail of deception and death in the world of espionage.
Let me commence with a confession. When I picked up Ben Macintyre's book, I was dubious. Given all that has been written about British deception operations during World War II, including memoirs by many of the spies themselves, what possible new material could he offer?
The darkest humor is often to be found in the deadly game of war, and a unique example is that of "Operation Mincemeat," a hoax spun from ingenuity and imagination that became a stunning military coup in World War II.
he wished to describe a strange friendship that played an important role in history, and which reflected a very British psychology.
He recently wrote "Agent Zigzag" a fascinating account of an irresistible rogue of a double agent who profited from both the British and the Nazis.