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Macintyre, Ben 1963-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 536 publications in 11 languages and 21,409 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Spy films 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: D810.S8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Macintyre
Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies by Ben Macintyre( Book )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of D-Day has been told from many points of view, but never before from the perspectives of the key individuals in the Double Cross system. These include its director (a brilliant, urbane intelligence officer), a colorful assortment of MI5 handlers (as well as their counterparts in Nazi intelligence), and the five spies who formed Double Cross's nucleus: a dashing Serbian playboy, a Polish fighter pilot, a bisexual Peruvian party girl, a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a volatile Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire plan. The D-Day spies were, without question, one of the oddest military units ever assembled, and their success depended on the delicate, dubious relationship between spy and spymaster, both German and British. Their enterprise was saved from catastrophe by a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is revealed here for the first time."--Publisher description
Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful deception--and certainly the strangest--ever carried out in World War II, one that changed the prospects for an Allied victory. The purpose of the plan--code named Operation Mincemeat--was to deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Book )

33 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-selling author of Operation Mincemeat presents a definitive portrait of the notorious 20th-century spy that discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow
The Englishman's daughter : a true story of love and betrayal in World War I by Ben Macintyre( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first days of World War I, four British soldiers found themselves trapped behind enemy lines on the western front. They were forced to hide in the tiny French village of Villeret, whose inhabitants decided to shelter the fugitives until they could pass as Picard peasants. Here is the love affair between Private Robert Digby and Claire Dessenne
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war by Ben Macintyre( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to the SAS archives to shine a light on a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy--one whose hard methods would influence contemporary special forces around the world. The result is not only a tremendous war story, but also a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most"--Front flap and publisher description
Forgotten fatherland : the search for Elisabeth Nietzsche by Ben Macintyre( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich's bigoted, imperious sister, founded a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay together with a band of blond-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later, Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of Nueva Germania to discover the remains of this bizarre colony. 'Forgotten Fatherland' vividly recounts his arduous adventure locating the survivors, while also tracing the colourful history of Elisabeth's return to Europe, where she inspired the mythical cult of her brother's philosophy and later became
The man who would be king : the first American in Afghanistan by Ben Macintyre( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a brazen American adventurer who briefly proclaimed himself Prince of Ghor and Lord of the Hazarahs in 1838 by planting an American flag on the Hindu Kush chronicles the life of soldier, spy, and naturalist Josiah Harlan
Double cross : the true story of the D-Day spies by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the spies that helped with the D-Day invasion of Normandy
The Napoleon of crime : the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief by Ben Macintyre( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian era's most infamous thief, Adam Worth was the original Napoleon of crime. Worth learned early that the best way to succeed was to steal. And steal he did. Following a strict code of honor, Worth won the respect of Victorian society. He also aroused its fear by becoming a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the upper classes, whose valuables he brazenly stole. His most celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a painting Worth adored and often slept with for twenty years. With a brilliant gang that included "Piano" Charley, a jewel thief, train robber, and playboy, and "the Scratch" Becker, master forger, Worth secretly ran operations from New York to London, Paris, and South Africa--until betrayal and a Pinkerton man finally brought him down. In a decadent age, Worth was an icon. His biography is a grand tour into the gaslit underworld of the last century. . . and into the doomed genius of a criminal mastermind
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, while he was secretly working for the enemy. Nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow, along with those of James Jesus Angleton, head of the CIA
Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an Allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe
A foreign field by Ben Macintyre( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie van een dorpsdrama aan het westfront tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog
For your eyes only : Ian Fleming + James Bond by Ben Macintyre( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a thrilling stand-alone book that looks into the entwined worlds of James Bond and Ian Flemming. Published with the 2008 Imperial War Museum exhibition of the same name, it will explore how Fleming's 007 emerged against the background of WWII and the Cold War and how Bond's world was based on the realities of Fleming's life
Agent Zigzag : [a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal] by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, he worked as a double agent, a British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and miraculously keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way. MI5 has now declassified all of Chapman's files, allowing the full story to be told, a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.--From publisher description
Operation Mincemeat : the true spy story that changed the course of World War II by Ben Macintyre( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. His mission: to convince the Germans that instead of attacking Sicily, the Allied armies planned to invade Greece. The brainchild of an eccentric RAF officer and a brilliant Jewish barrister, the great hoax involved an extraordinary cast of characters including a famous forensic pathologist, a gold-prospector, an inventor, a beautiful secret service secretary, a submarine captain, three novelists, a transvestite English spymaster, an irascible admiral who loved fly-fishing, and a dead Welsh tramp. Using fraud, imagination and seduction, Churchill's team of spies spun a web of deceit so elaborate and so convincing that they began to believe it themselves. The deception started in a windowless basement beneath Whitehall. It travelled from London to Scotland to Spain to Germany. And it ended up on Hitler's desk. Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of "Agent Zigzag", weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries, as well as newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story of Operation Mincemeat."--Publisher's description
Josiah the Great : the true story of the man who would be king by Ben Macintyre( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soldier, spy, doctor, naturalist, traveler, and writer, Josiah Harlan was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1799. At the age of twenty-two, after a failed love affair, he set off on what was to become an amazing twenty-year journey through Central Asia. Among his many exploits, he was variously employed as surgeon to the Maharaja of Punjab, revolutionary agent for the exiled Afghan King, and commander in chief of the Afghan armies. He modeled himself after Alexander the Great and followed in his footsteps across the Hindu Kush, where he successfully forged his own kingdom - only to be ejected from Afghanistan a few months later by the invading British. Harlan retired to the United States, where he raised his own regiment during the Civil War and engaged in a variety of harebrained schemes, including the introduction of the camel to the American West as a viable means of locomotion, and the cultivation of exotic Afghan grapes."
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of the war by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's Special Air Service, or SAS, was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow
The Napoleon of crime : the life and times of Adam Worth, the real Moriarty by Ben Macintyre( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last word : tales from the tip of the mother tongue by Ben Macintyre( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of delicious morsels that celebrate the richness, ridiculousness and resilience of language
 
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Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory
Alternative Names
Ben Macintyre Author

Ben Macintyre Brits journalist

Mac Intyre, Ben

Mc Intyre, Ben

McIntyre, Ben

Mcintyre, Ben 1963-

בן מקנטייר

מקנטייר, בן 1963-

מקנטיר, בן 1963-

ベン・マッキンタイア

マッキンタイアー, ベン

本·麥金泰爾

Languages
English (269)

Dutch (7)

French (5)

Spanish (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

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The Englishman's daughter : a true story of love and betrayal in World War IForgotten fatherland : the search for Elisabeth NietzscheThe man who would be king : the first American in AfghanistanThe Napoleon of crime : the life and times of Adam Worth, master thiefOperation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an Allied victoryA foreign fieldFor your eyes only : Ian Fleming + James BondAgent Zigzag : [a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal]