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American spy story

David Gurr

American spy story

by David Gurr

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Published by McClelland and Stewart in Toronto .
Written in English


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StatementDavid Gurr.
The Physical Object
Pagination364 p.
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18607556M
ISBN 100771036639

Pages in category "American spy fiction writers" The following 53 pages are in this category, out of 53 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). The following edition of this book was used to write this study guide: Wilkinson, Lauren. American Spy. Random House, Hardcover. It is and Marie Mitchell, a former FBI agent, is living in Connecticut with her twin four-year-old sons. She hears a quiet intruder in the house, and uses her skills to apprehend and kill the mysterious man.

John le Carre "The question of which is le Carré's best book remains in play," David Denby wrote in The New Yorker last year. "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" has its vocal adherents. American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson is an original spy novel full of adventure and rich settings. The following book club questions will have spoilers so if you haven’t read the .

  — The New York Times Book Review "A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people — and a little resistance." - NPR A never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.   Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story .


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Book Review: 'American Spy,' By Lauren Wilkinson Lauren Wilkinson's debut novel follows the life and career of an African American FBI agent who's recruited by the CIA to. American Spy is a spy novel in the old school tradition of Graham Greene and John Le Carré -cool, mannered, character-driven.

The opening sequence is the novel's only real action scene. American spy story book novelist Lauren Wilkinson is far more interested in emotional intrigue and intellectual investigation/5(K). Product details Hardcover: pages Publisher: Random House; 1st Edition edition (Febru ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: out of /5().

“American Spy” is a morally nuanced and atmospheric political thriller. The climax of the novel is set in Burkina Faso, which means “Land of Incorruptible People,”.

Inspired by true events—Thomas Sankara is known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”—American Spy knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance. This is a face of the Cold War you’ve never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice.

American Spy is a trenchant commentary on race and gender in America, disguised as a spy thriller." - Elliott Holt, author of ; You Are One of Them The information about American Spy shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

With American Spy the plot is gentler than other books you may read under the espionage genre. This serves as an effective and thoughtful book tackling less James-Bond style action, instead focusing on the more grounded issues of gender and racial divisions that still exist today * Magic FM (Book club) * A most unusual espionage story An 5/5(3).

Product details Hardcover: pages Publisher: Viking (April 9, ) Language: English ISBN X ISBN Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: out of 5 stars customer ratings /5(K). The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War.

Ben Macintyre. out of 5 stars 2, Paperback. $ #5. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators. Ronan Farrow. out of 5 stars 2,   American Spy is a beautifully paced spy thriller as well as a promising debut from a writer who's not content to rely on the settled tropes of any literary genre Wilkinson packs a lot of plot into American Spy But Wilkinson handles the several threads in the novel deftly, and she has a real gift for pacing — never once does the book flag or get bogged down, and it's never needlessly complex 4/4(12).

Find out why American Spy is one of the best books of Here's why it made the list. Must-Read Books of The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Report on the.

American Spy is her story, written in in the first person as a diary for her young twin sons to read when they're older. The action spans the thirty preceding years—from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the "New World Order" following the end of the Cold War/5().

If your idea of a cold war thriller is a “white saviour” hero with conservative values rescuing the world from the Soviet menace, think again: American Spy (Dialogue, £), Lauren.

American Spy is her story, written in in the first person as a diary for her young twin sons to read when they're older. The action spans the thirty preceding years—from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the "New World Order" following the end of the Cold War/5.

'American Spy' Is A Thrilling Debut With No Simple Answers Lauren Wilkinson's sharp debut novel about a black woman living a double life as a. Inthe Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies.

We must find and destroy her." The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare."/5.

An American Spy is the third novel in the Milo Weaver espionage series. Milo thinks he's out of the spy business, but you're never really out.

There's always someone or something dragging you back in. And, Milo learns the hard way about balancing work with family life/5. American Spy is a trenchant commentary on race and gender in America, disguised as a spy thriller.” (Elliott Holt, author of You Are One of Them) “[Lauren Wilkinson] navigates the psychic and physical terrain of this tale of divided loyalties with the poise of such classic masters as Eric Ambler and Graham Greene spiked with late-twentieth-century black American intellectual history.”.

While not as complex as a John le Carré spy thriller, Wilkinson’s debut is both emotional and poignant, and one that readers can easily get caught up in. ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Read a Behind the Book feature from Lauren Wilkinson on American Spy. This article was originally published in the February issue of BookPage.

Book Summary In Olen Steinhauer's bestseller The Tourist, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism - the most clandestine department in the Company.

Suggested book and reading club discussion questions for American Spy. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS American Spy Why do you think she fell for him? Did he know all along she was a spy? Let’s talk about how this story intertwines gender, race, politics and history.A good spy must be comfortable leading two lives at once.

Marie Mitchell, the young FBI intelligence officer at the heart of Lauren Wilkinson’s thrilling debut novel American Spy, is forced to Author: Nicholas Mancusi.I Was An American Spy is a film dramatizing the true story of Claire Phillips, an American of Filipino descent who spied on the Japanese during World War II and was captured, tortured, and sentenced to death before being rescued.

The film, produced by Allied Artists and directed by Lesley Selander, starred Ann Dvorak in the title role. In addition to obtaining the rights to her book Music by: Edward J.

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