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Macintyre, Ben 1963-

Overview
Works: 248 works in 673 publications in 11 languages and 21,865 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 )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. The story of D-Day has been told from the point of view of the soldiers who fought in it, the tacticians who planned it, and the generals who led it. But this epic event in world history has never before been told from the perspectives of the key individuals in the Double Cross System. These include its director, a colorful assortment of MI5 handlers, and the five spies who formed Double Cross's nucleus. 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. Their enterprise was saved from catastrophe by a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is revealed here for the first time. Double Cross is a captivating narrative of the spies who wove a web so intricate it ensnared Hitler's army and carried thousands of D-Day troops across the Channel in safety
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Book )

32 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,309 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. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow - and not just Elliott's words, for in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton's and Elliott's unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him - until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake."--Jacket
Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,149 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
Agent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,798 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
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 )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 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
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 1,166 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 )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 997 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 926 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 )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 916 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 902 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 )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 764 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 679 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
Operation Mincemeat : the true spy story that changed the course of World War II by Ben Macintyre( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 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 foreign field : a true story of love and betrayal in the Great War by Ben Macintyre( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie van een dorpsdrama aan het westfront tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog
Agent Zigzag : [a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal] by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 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
For your eyes only : Ian Fleming + James Bond by Ben Macintyre( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 401 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
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( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 279 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. 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. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.--Adapted from dust jacket and publisher 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 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the winter of 1838, an adventurer, surrounded by native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the American flag on the summit of the Hindu Kush in the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. He declared himself Prince of Ghor, Paramount Chief of the Hazarajat, and the spiritual and military heir to Alexander the Great. His name was Josiah Harlan. A Pennsylvania Quaker, Harlan was the first American ever to enter Afghanistan. The Man Who Would Be King is the extraordinary true story of the man who inspired Kipling's classic tale."
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 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foreign field by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 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
 
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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 (298)

French (5)

Dutch (5)

Spanish (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Polish (1)

Czech (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 victoryOperation Mincemeat : the true spy story that changed the course of World War IIA foreign field : a true story of love and betrayal in the Great War