Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy (Paperback)
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Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 22/09/2016
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'Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving' - John le Carre

One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag.

Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was.

Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408885406
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is the most amazing book, full of fascinating and hair-raising true life adventures ... it would be impossible to recommend it too highly' - The Mail on Sunday 

'Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving' - John le Carre 

'It is unlikely that a more engaging study of espionage and deception will be published this year' - The Times 

'Macintyre tells Chapman's tale in a perfect pitch ... Macintyre never misses a delightful, haunting or terrifying detail ... Buy it for dads everywhere but read it too' - The Observer

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“History that reads like a thriller”

This mesmerising story of larger-than-life double agent Eddie Chapman exceeded my expectations. Agent Zigzag’s wartime exploits and his friendships and rivalries are enthralling (MacIntyre recreates entire... More

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“Bond Myth”

Somewhere in our national psyche there is a Bond myth. Well this book should thoroughly debunk it. This double agent some claim was Fleming's inspiration was nothing like Bond. He was a criminal, a chancer, a... More

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“Best Spy story ever”

An enthralling story ,excitement on every page . ,very well written . Couldn't put the book down, read it in two days

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