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Littell, Robert 1935-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 878 publications in 17 languages and 24,487 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews  Romance fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Scenarist, Creator
Classifications: PS3562.I7827, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Robert Littell
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Most widely held works by Robert Littell
The company : a novel of the CIA by Robert Littell( Book )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For readers enthralled by the phrase walking back the cat (also the title of one of Littell's previous thrillers), this hefty tome will be nirvana. Littell, whose spy thrillers have ensnared readers since 1973's The Defection of A.J. Lewinter, here turns his literary eye and rapier-sharp mind on the Central Intelligence Agency. Starting during the Berlin years in the deep freeze of the Cold War, Littell follows two generations of agents and administrators right up through the 1995 mole episode. He devotes one gut-wrenching segment to the CIA's efforts in Afghanistan in 1983, which will have heightened significance for today's readers. Using historic figures amplified by artfully drawn figments of his abundant imagination, Littell also dramatizes the internal feuds and cutbacks that left the CIA, already vulnerable on the moral knife edge of espionage, barely able to meet the challenges of a changing world. Gathering its power slowly, the novel accelerates as events become more and more familiar and current. This is a work of fiction, yet its scholarship and analysis are outstanding. Littell avoids the didactic in favor of wit, irony, and ambiguity. A sure winner for libraries of all types
Legends : a novel of dissimulation by Robert Littell( Book )

53 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling with disjointed memories about his past identities with the CIA, former field agent turned private detective Martin Odum wonders if he can trust his CIA psychiatrist and struggles to retain a hold on his sanity
The sisters by Robert Littell( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former KGB agent must stop his protege from becoming the perfect criminal in a perfect crime plotted by the Sisters. A superb pair of men, the Company's odd couple, have been dubbed the sisters--Night and Death
The Czech black book by Historický ústav (Československá akademie věd)( Book )

32 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an hour-by-hour account of the fall of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact armies in 1968
Vicious circle : a novel of complicity by Robert Littell( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near-future world in which a visionary woman U.S. president brokers a major compromise between Israel and Palestine, decorated Mossad officer Elihu works to hunt down a legendary terrorist who has taken a high-profile fundamentalist rabbi hostage
A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Littell has been widely praised as one of the best writers in the espionage genre. Now, he's turned his formidable skills towards crime fiction in a novel that has echoes of the great Raymond Chandler. Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the comforts, such as they are, of a mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirty-something woman making a hash out of her uncle's bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. He's jumped bail and now she's about to pay the price for it. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. And once Gunn begins his search, for $95 a day plus expenses, it becomes unclear whether Gava even existed in the first place"--
The once and future spy by Robert Littell( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired Navy admiral with counterintelligence experience and a New York City operative with a passion for history become involved in the CIA's frantic search to find who leaked the plans for a lethal and highly clandestine operation
The amateur : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancě in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue the terrorists responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer, but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin, but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Driven by an obsessive need for revenge, targeted for elimination by the CIA itself, his chances of success are one in a million. In a world of professional killers, Charlie Heller is The Amateur
The defection of A.J. Lewinter by Robert Littell( Book )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American ceramics engineer defects to the Soviet Union only to find his loyalty to the Russians questioned by both nations
Young Philby : [a novel] by Robert Littell( Book )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of suspense based on true-life historical characters imagines the early years and long-time Russian allegiance of double agent Kim Philby, whose 1963 defection from Britain's intelligence service to Moscow exposes the Cambridge Five double agents and raises innumerable questions about his ideals
The Stalin epigram : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting, fictional rendering of the life of Osip Mandelstam, perhaps the greatest Russian poet of the twentieth century -- and one of the few artists in Soviet Russia who daringly refused to pay creative homage to Joseph Stalin
The revolutionist by Robert Littell( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idealisten Alexander Til vender tilbage til Petrograd ved Oktoberrevolutionens udbrud. Han går aktivt ind i kampen for et frit og retfærdigt samfund og møder flere af revolutionens ledere, men skuffes og indser efterhånden, at revolutionsidealerne afspores
The debriefing : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the history of the CIA
Walking back the cat by Robert Littell( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A KGB assassin in America gets a shock when his intended victim informs him not Moscow, but the Mafia are running his spy ring. The story is convincing, the American is employed by an Indian casino in New Mexico which is paying the Mafia protection money, and the two join forces to destroy the Mafia ring
An agent in place by Robert Littell( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the shadowy organization in Washington known as Intelligence Support Activity sends operative Ben Bassett first to Prague, then to Moscow, a series of plots and counterplots is set in motion that leads to the clandestine heart of the Soviet system itself
The visiting professor by Robert Littell( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian academic, specializing in the theory of chaos, arrives in the U.S. to take up a teaching post. In no time he finds himself involved in a series of chaotic murders which his training helps to solve
For the future of Israel by Shimon Peres( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Future of Israel reveals the character of a leader who participated in the birth of his country and whose thoughts remain ever on the future - on the basis and prospects for peace. In five conversations with novelist and former Newsweek correspondent Robert Littell, Peres reflects on his youth in shtetl and kibbutz, the impact of the Holocaust on world affairs, what it means to be a Jew, and the ongoing struggle to end terrorism and forge peace between Israel and its neighbors. The interviews reflect the changed State of Israel since the assassination of Yitzak Rabin (after which Peres was named prime minister and defense minister) and the subsequent election of a Likud-led government in Israel and its renegotiation of the Oslo agreements. Peres speaks candidly of his dealings with Arafat and of his close, complementary relationship with Rabin. Ranging widely over the last fifty years, he ponders the effect of the occupation of the territories on the character of his country. He gives his views on public figures he has known (among them Ben Gurion, Mitterrand, Reagan, Netanyahu, Yeltsin, and Clinton), the qualities of good leadership, and the dangers of extremism and religious parties
The October Circle by Robert Littell( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An explosive story of friendship and sacrifice in the depths of the Cold War era. Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller rank Robert Littell with John le Carre, Graham Greene, and Alan Furst in the first tier of the genre's pantheon. Set against the backdrop of the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague, The October Circle is one of Littell's most riveting early works. Seven of Bulgaria's cultural elite -- close friends and all true communists -- find their beliefs shattered by the roar of Russian tanks thundering toward the defenseless Czechoslovakian capital. Driven by conscience, the group -- 'The October Circle' -- join forces with an American drifter to stage an extremely dangerous protest that will set off a wave of repression and threatens to repay their heroism with death"--Page 4 of cover
Mother Russia : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep behind the Iron Curtain, Robespierre Pravdin, black marketeer, is prowling Moscow's streets, dividing his time between hustling wristwatches and trying to convince endless Party committees of the importance of Q-Tips to the grand Soviet future
 
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The company : a novel of the CIA
Alternative Names
Liṭel, Roberṭ 1935-

Littell, Robert

Robert Littell Amerikaans journalist

Robert Littell écrivain américain

Robert Littell escritor estadounidense

Robert Littell pisarz amerykański

Robert Littell scrittore e giornalista statunitense

Robert Littell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Robertus Littell

Роберт Литтел

ליטל, רוברט

ליטל, רוברט 1935-

רוברט ליטל מחבר רומנים אמריקאי

ليتل، روبرت 1935-

리텔, 로버트 1935-

リテル, ロバート

ロバート・リテル

Languages
English (375)

French (77)

German (41)

Italian (19)

Spanish (18)

Polish (14)

Dutch (13)

Japanese (12)

Hebrew (8)

Danish (6)

Hungarian (2)

Korean (2)

Czech (2)

Croatian (1)

Finnish (1)

Swedish (1)

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Covers
Legends : a novel of dissimulationThe sistersVicious circle : a novel of complicityThe once and future spyThe amateur : a novelThe defection of A.J. LewinterThe Stalin epigram : a novelThe revolutionist