9 edition of ordinary spy found in the catalog.
Written in the style of a CIA-censored intelligence report, a tale of two embattled spies follows their extraordinary efforts to protect their informants and traces new agent Mart Ruttenberg"s investigation into a former operative"s suspicious termination.
|LC Classifications||PS3623.E45 O73 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||276 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||276|
|LC Control Number||2008001546|
Mimicking many nonfiction books about the CIA, Weisberg, a former CIA officer, has included a blizzard of redacted (blacked out) words and sentences in his second novel (after An Ordinary Spy. Spy stories Suspense fiction Spy fiction Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Weisberg, Joseph. Ordinary spy. New York: Bloomsbury USA ; Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, (OCoLC) Material Type: Fiction: Document Type: Book: All Authors / .
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Out of 5 stars An Ordinary Spy. Reviewed in the United States on Septem Verified Purchase. A very good read that has the patina of believability with its thorough character development. It is easy to see how one might find themselves acting like the author in similar circumstances.
It is a refreshing change from the Ian Fleming /5(27). An Ordinary Spy book. Read 41 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A former CIA case officerâ€™s novel about two embattled spies who /5. Ordinary spy book, given that An Ordinary Spy is Weisberg’s first novel, his belief that it can walk in the company of books by the masters of the genre, starting with Joseph Conrad and extending through Graham Greene and John le Carré, or even those of slightly ordinary spy book figures like Eric Ambler, Len Deighton and David Ignatius, is breathtaking.
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Summary Other than that, I spent a lot of time reading. I had a stack of books on my desk about the history and politics of, and I wanted to get through them all before I left. People at the Agency weren’t really "book people," and when.
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An Ordinary Spy: : Weisberg, Joseph: BooksReviews: John Wetzler deftly summed up some of the classics of the genre with his recommendations: “Although you could say it is not technically a spy novel (the protagonist is an ordinary man),” Mr.
Weisberg authored two novels: 10th Grade and An Ordinary Spy. An Ordinary Spy was nominated for the Believer Book Award. Personal life.
Weisberg grew up in a Jewish family in Chicago, the son of civil rights attorney Bernard Weisberg and former Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg. I came to this book via “A Spy Among Friends”, Ben McIntyre’s fine book on Kim Philby with extensive references to the Cambridge spy ring.
Although there is no-one of the extraordinary, and charismatic nature of Guy Burgess here, the book is utterly compelling. Quite apart from its deadly serious matter, the book is an enthralling read.
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No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid by Will Chesney and Joe Layden. An Ordinary Spy seems less like a thriller and more like a metaphysical detective story in the tradition of Vladimir Nabokov or Jorge Luis Borges, which unfolds as a game between author and reader.
I found myself trying to best Weisberg by outguessing the redactions, like an agent trying to. Published with redacted material throughout the novel, An Ordinary Spy is a riveting and dramatic portrait of modern espionage, filled with suspense, intrigue, and betrayal.
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Sweet Sorrow" by David Nicholls "With fully /5(27). Published with redacted material throughout the novel, An Ordinary Spy is a riveting and dramatic portrait of modern espionage, filled with suspense, intrigue, and betrayal. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # An Officer and a Spy is about the Dreyfus Affair () which roiled French society, encouraged anti-Semitism, and fostered radicalism.
The affair began when a military court convicted Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who was Jewish, of spying for the Germans and sentenced him to solitary life imprisonment on Devil’s island/5(K). Vavilova and Bezrukov were arrested at their Boston home inpart of a group of 10 Russian spies detained by the FBI, most of them illegals living in the US as ordinary.
An Ordinary Spy is only the latest in a growing list of books published with redactions intact, though it is the first novel. The CIA prevents the publication of information about covert sources and methods, but its redactions have increasingly come to be viewed as politically motivated; publishing its redactions is a way for authors to expose.
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In the first third of this beautiful new novel, we follow young Mark Ruttenberg, an ordinary spy, through the final stages of his training in Virginia and his initial posting overseas.
CORERA: I think it tells us quite a lot about Russian tactics. One of the things that, in my book, I focus on is the spy swap, when a group of Russian illegals in America were arrested and.
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KIRKUS REVIEW. A novel that tries to be a spy thriller in the style of John le Carré. No Ordinary Spy by Jack Petro (Author) out of 5 stars 4 ratings.
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