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Macintyre, Ben 1963-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 420 publications in 11 languages and 19,246 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vBritish  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D810.S8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Macintyre
Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,642 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
Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies by Ben Macintyre( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 2,458 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
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Book )

31 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,968 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
Agent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,946 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
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 1,221 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
Forgotten fatherland : the search for Elisabeth Nietzsche by Ben Macintyre( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waughian wit, Forgotten Fatherland will necessitate major reevaluations of the life and posthumous reputation of one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century, and provides an illuminating portrait of a woman whose influence on the history of the twentieth century can only now be fully understood
The man who would be king : the first American in Afghanistan by Ben Macintyre( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 954 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
The Napoleon of crime : the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief by Ben Macintyre( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 935 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
Double cross the true story of the D-Day spies by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the spies that helped with the D-Day invasion of Normandy
Operation Mincemeat how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an Allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 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 spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 690 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
A foreign field by Ben Macintyre( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 451 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 431 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 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a conman and a philanderer; he was also one of the most remarkable secret agents Britain has ever produced. Recruited in occupied Jersey by the German Secret Service at the start of the Second World War, Chapman became a highly prized Nazi agent. But throughout the war he secretly spied for Britain, as Agent Zigzag. 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 ended, and the other began. In 1941, after training at a secret German spy school in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, and a cyanide pill. His mission was to blow up the factory producing Britain's Mosquito light bomber. Instead, he contacted MI5. For the next four years, Chapman worked as a double agent, a lone British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Chapman supplied MI5 with crucial military information from occupied France, Norway, neutral Lisbon, and Berlin, espionage that helped to change the course of the war
Josiah the Great : the true story of the man who would be king by Ben Macintyre( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 255 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."
A foreign field by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of British soldiers during WWI, who are trapped behind enemy lines. Based upon letters and true accounts, this tells the story of their survival in a French village
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 141 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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. This is a collection of pieces that will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical
XX by Ben Macintyre( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten fatherland : the true story of Nietzsche's sister and her lost Aryan colony by Ben Macintyre( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, sister of the famous philosopher, and friend of Richard Wagner, traveled with her husband, Bernhard Forster, and a select group of blond-haired, blue-eyed Germans to the remote Paraguayan wilderness to found an Aryan colony she called Nueva Germania. In Forgotten Fatherland Ben Macintyre tracks down the descendants of this early racial experiment, still living in Nueva Germania and breeding among themselves. Many have maintained the language. Customs, and ideals that first brought their ancestors over from Europe more than one hundred years ago. But Elisabeth Nietzsche's story does not end in Paraguay. A supremely dominating woman, she returned to Europe to take control of both her brother and his work until his death, and beyond. It was she who largely wrote Nietzsche's posthumous "masterwork," The Will to Power; invested Nietzsche with her own proto-Nazi views; and invented and organized the semi-mythical. Cult of his philosophy, projecting it into the new order emerging in war-torn Europe. Admirer of Mussolini, mentor to Hitler, she died just before the outbreak of the Second World War and was given a full Nazi funeral, attended by a tearful Fuhrer. Forgotten Fatherland re-creates the bizarre history and atmosphere of Nueva Germania, and contains startling revelations about the last days of Josef Mengele. A remarkable work of investigative journalism, shot through with. Waughian wit, Forgotten Fatherland will necessitate major reevaluations of the life and posthumous reputation of one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century, and provides an illuminating portrait of a woman whose influence on the history of the twentieth century can only now be fully understood
 
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Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory
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Ben Macintyre Author

Mac Intyre, Ben

Mc Intyre, Ben

McIntyre, Ben

Mcintyre, Ben 1963-

מקנטייר, בן 1963-

מקנטיר, בן 1963-

マッキンタイアー, ベン

Languages
English (247)

French (13)

Dutch (10)

Spanish (8)

Polish (3)

German (2)

Hebrew (2)

Czech (2)

Danish (1)

Swedish (1)

Russian (1)

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Agent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayalThe 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 Bond