Synopses & Reviews
From its foreword, written by M16's very own chief, M, James Bond: the Secret World of 007 takes readers on a thrill-packed journey through the life and career of the world's most famous secret agent. Every major mission Bond has ever undertaken in the interests of world security, from Dr. No to The World Is Not Enough, is investigated and explained. Spectacular illustrations and photographs reveal, for the first time, the hidden workings of Bond's incredible vehicles and gadgets, the labyrinthine lairs, and masterplans of villains such as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Elliot Carver, and Auric Goldfinger, and some of 007's most spectacular chases and battles. The book also explores Bond's lovelife, and his relationships with other key members of M16, such as M, Q, and Miss Moneypenny. In addition, a reference section gives details of the world famous movies based upon his amazing assignments. Officially endorsed by Eon Productions, creators of the Bond movies, this in-depth approach to Bond's career will bring 007 to life for fans of all ages.
"It is strongly suggested that you obtain this colorful, picture-driven dossier loaded with information pertaining to...Agent 007." Maxim
"A wealth of illustrations...in scintillating color." LA Daily News
Text, artwork, and photographs examine the James Bond character from the 007 films, describing his spy missions, gadgets, vehicles, enemies, allies, and lovers.
About the Author
Alastair Dougall is a highly experienced writer and editor. He has written numerous stories for children, in addition to articles on the cinema, rock music, and literature for books and magazines. Roger Stewart studied technical illustration at Cornwall Technical College, England, and has been a full-time illustrator ever since. He has worked in advertising and the movie industry, illustrated numerous books for publishers in the US, UK, and Australia, and has contributed to Dorling Kindersley's Illustrated Dictionary, Space Encyclopedia, and Look Inside series. Dave Worrall is a world expert on James Bond. His archive of 007 memorabilia has often been the source for television, radio, exhibitions, and book projects. He is the author of The Most Famous Car in the World -- the History of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, The James Bond Diecasts of Corgi, and is a co-author of The Essential Bond: the Authorized Guide to the World of 007. He is also the founder of The James Bond Collectors Club.