Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ben Macintyre, the author of Operation Mincement and other books on espionage, on five great spy books

Ben Macintyre, a London Times columnist and author of several books on espionage, including his latest, Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory, offered his list of five great books on espionage.
You can read the piece via the link below:
Macintyre is a very good writer and he is very knowledgeable of the history of espionage, and although I love the Brit spy thriller writers, especially Ian Fleming, I don't agree with his assessment that American spy thriller writers don't compare to the British.
I offer Charles McCarry's Tears of Autumn and Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate as but two examples of American spy thrillers that can stand along side the great British spy thrillers.
Below is a link to a previous post on Macintyre's Operation Mincemeat:
Below are the links to my interview with Macintyre about his book Agent ZigZag, which is about one of the most daring double agents in World War II, Eddie Chapman:

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading a lot of articles related of Ben Macintyre and there are to many versions about his works, some people think, he's one of the best in this new generation... perhaps his works aren't bad enough, but I've read his last book and I thought it was a bad joke, I don't know, might be I am completely wrong or I'll need other book.