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

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Eddie Chapman; Eddie Chapman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Macintyre
ISBN: 9780307353412 0307353419
OCLC Number: 239247138
Notes: Originally published: London : Bloomsbury, 2007.
Description: xii, 364 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
The Hotel de la Plage --
Jersey Gaol --
Island at War --
Romainville --
Villa de la Bretonniere --
Dr. Graumann --
Codebreakers --
The Mosquito --
Under Unseen Eyes --
The Drop --
Martha's Exciting Night --
Camp 020 --
35 Crespingny Road --
What a Way Out --
Freda and Diane --
Abracadabra --
The Greater the Adventure --
The Greater the Adventure --
Stowaway Spy --
Joli Albert --
Damp Squib --
The Ice Front --
The Girl at the Ritz --
Sabotage Consultant --
Lunch at the Luteitia --
The Prodigal Crook --
Doodlebugs --
Going to the Dogs --
Case Dismissed --
Aftermath --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Selected Biography --
Index
Responsibility: Ben MacIntyre.

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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.

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