Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. London Times associate editor Macintyre (The : Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal eBook: Ben Macintyre: Kindle Store. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of . Ben Macintyre’s Agent Zigzag is a superb account of a Second World War philanderer and spy, says Jonathan Bouquet.

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The story of Eddie Chapman, spy and double agent during the Second World War was new to me, and it held my attention from start to finish.

Chapman was still in prison when the Channel Islands were invaded by the Germans. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. For people who loved Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, this is a similar true story of an amazing character shaped by an incredible era.

Aug 12, Pages Buy. He wanted to be the man who would kill Hitler, and he wanted to make sure that his illegitimate daughter and her mother were well provided for. He was granted a pardon for his pre-war activities and was reported by MI5 to have been living “in fashionable places in London always in the company of beautiful women of apparent culture”.

The Brits took him up on the offer. Lists with This Book. After nine months in the army, having been granted six days of leave, he ran away with a girl he met in Soho.


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I understand that he didn’t want to do a full backstory every time a new person came into zigzxg, but inserting several chapters between name and history meant at times I was flippin Really excellent story, would have given it three stars if Chapman’s life weren’t so interesting because I think the author sort of dumbed it down at points and he could have gone into more detail on the backgrounds of the individuals involved, also the organization of the information got a little convoluted at times.

A gripping story of loyalty, love, and treachery, Agent Zigzag offers a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between ayent and betrayal.

Retrieved 26 Oct For anyone interested in the Second World War, spying, romance, skullduggery or the hidden chambers of the human mind, it would be impossible to recommend it too highly.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It made me laugh, agfnt broke my heart and it blew my mind away.

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

As for his many female conquests, he always professed undying affection, an emotion that was uniformly reciprocated. This was such a fascinating read. An enthralling book results from the opening up of once deadly secret files. Get to Know Us.

Agent Zigzag

This could have been SO juicy, it’s a real life spy story that’s been stomped on and all the derring-do has been flattened right out of it. To ask other readers questions about Agent Zigzagplease sign up. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Ben Macintyre is the kind of storyteller that I can only dream of becoming.


Oct 02, Minutes Buy. I haven’t gotten my hands on the other one, entitled just Zigzag.

He became one of the great unsung heros of the war effort. It took the passage of more than a half century and the declassification of an archive of wartime intelligence documentation to bring this shadowy figure into focus.

The Eddie Chapman Story”. He tried to publish his memoirs, but the British Government squelched that idea.

The spy who loved loads

Can a young kid read this? And he offers a plausible plan to kill Hitler, every alternate historian’s trump card. Macintyre also has worked hard to separate Chapman’s version of things from macinttre actually happened — Chapman, to put it kindly, liked to embroider.

The kind of guy you’d like to have drinks with, but not the kind you’d “take home to mother” thanks, Rick Rating Clarification: There, Chapman confirmed his willingness to act as a German spy.

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