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    Description"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "A SPY AMONG FRIENDS " A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year A "Washington Post" Best Book of 2007 One of the Top 10 Best Books of 2007 ("Entertainment Weekly") "New York Times" Best of the Year Round-Up "New York Times" Editors' Choice Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began. Based on recently declassified files, "Agent Zigzag" tells Chapman's full story for the first time. It's a gripping tale of loyalty, love, treachery, espionage, and the thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.

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    Agent Zigzag
    A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Macintyre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307353412
    ISBN 10: 0307353419

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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
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    LC classification: D810.S8 C385 2007B
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white plates
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    12 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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," "The Napoleon of Crime," and "Forgotten Fatherland," among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of the wartime espionage trilogy.
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    "Macintyre is the more graceful writer; "Agent Zigzag" has a clarity and shape that make it the more fluid account... I would give a personal nod to Macintyre's as the better book... A review cannot possibly convey the sheer fun of this story... or the fascinating moral complexities." --"New York Times Book Review" "[Agent Zigzag's] incredible wartime adventures, recounted in Ben Macintyre's rollicking, spellbinding "Agent Zigzag" blend the spy-versus-spy machinations of John le Carre with the high farce of Evelyn Waugh." --"The New York Times ""Chapman's story has been told in fragments in the past, but only when MI5 declassified his files was it possible to present it in all its richness and complexity. Macintyre tells it to perfection, with endless insights into the horror and absurdity of war....Eddie Chapman was a patriot, in his fashion, and this excellent book finally does him justice." --"The Washington Post Book World" "Fact sounds like fast-moving fiction in this espionage saga of a man who was probably the most improbable double agent to emerge in World War II. ... The author has written an enormously fascinating book about an enormously fascinating man. The late Eddie Chapman would have been delighted to at last capture the limelight denied him by the restrictions of his wartime profession. The question now is, who will make the movie and who will play the lead? Too bad Errol Flynn is dead." --"Washington Times ""[R]ichly descriptive, marvelously illuminating, and just plain brilliant....One could not think of a better subject for Macintyre's curious mind than the man whom British intelligence dubbed Agent Zigzag in December 1942.... [A] plot - impossible and pointless to summarize - that is as briskly paced and suspenseful as any novel's. Macintyre's diligent research and access to once-secret files combine here with his gift of empathetic imagination and inspired re-creation. He writes with brio and a festive s