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

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"Ben Macintyre's rollicking, spellbinding Agent Zigzag blends the spy-versus-spy machinations of John le Carré with the high farce of Evelyn Waugh."—William Grimes, The New York Times (Editors' Choice) "Wildly improbable but entirely true . . . [a] compellingly cinematic spy thriller with verve."—Entertainment WeeklyNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE WASHINGTON POSTEddie 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 German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, and a cyanide pill, with orders from the Abwehr to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted M15, the British Secret service, and for the next four years, Chapman worked as a double agent, a lone British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. 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 persona ended and the other began. Based on recently declassified files, Agent Zigzag tells Chapman's full story for the first time. It's a gripping tale of loyalty, love, treachery, espionage, and the thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.
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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE WASHINGTON POST
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Espionage -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany
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title_displayAgent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal
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Agent Zigzag A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
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Chapman, Eddie
Espionage
History
Military
Nonfiction
Secret service
Spies
World War, 1939-1945