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For everyone who’s ever wondered what it really takes to be a spy, legendary author Graham Greene (The Third Man, The Quiet American) and his brother Hugh have compiled this irresistible selection of fiction, memoir, and tricks of the trade straight from the all-time masters of espionage. Here is a perfectly safe way to discover the dangerous secrets many spies have died to learn.

Want to know how to hide a map of an enemy fort in a butterfly sketch? Wonder why James Bond himself advises always drinking vodka with pepper?

Who hasn’t fantasized about being a secret agent or been captivated by the mysterious lore of spycraft? From the words of William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, and Thomas Mann—all suspected of spying in three great wars—to classic espionage stories by Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming, and Graham Greene himself, this fascinating compendium of all things spy makes the perfect companion for the armchair agent in all of us. If this book divulged any more secrets, it would’ve had to be written with invisible ink. (Find out how to make your own inside!)

Synopsis:

In this irresistible collection of stories, excerpts, and trivia, readers experience not only the most exciting missions ever penned but some of the best short fiction ever written in the genre.

About the Author

Graham Greene was born in 1904. While at Balliol College, Oxford, he published his first book of verse. He continues to write throughout his lifetime, and is the author of The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, The Quiet American, and The End of the Affair, in addition to many other novels, short story collections, plays, essays, travel books, and film scripts. During World War II he served with the British Secret Intelligence Service. He died in 1991.

Hugh Greene was born in 1910. He came to prominence as a journalist when he was made a chief correspondent in Nazi Berlin. During World War II he served in the RAF. Greene went on to join the BBC and was made Director-General in 1960. He died in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307779489
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Anthologies (multiple authors)
Author:
Greene, Graham
Author:
Greene, Hugh
Subject:
Fiction : Espionage
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Spy stories, English
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous Literature
Subject:
Mystery-Anthologies
Subject:
Mystery-Reference and Criticism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080826
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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