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I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time

$14.95 Sale Price:   $10.99

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An illustrated biographical who's who of spydom from biblical days to recent times, I Lie for a Living is a regular rogue's gallery of history's most accomplished intriguers and intelligence operatives, famous and infamous alike.

It's amazing how colorful some of these characters are, like 16th century playwright, brawler, and secret agent Christopher Marlow, or Virginia Hall and Josephine Baker—femmes fatales both. Organized into 10 thematic chapters, this light-hearted but clear-eyed look at lone-wolf moles, double agents, and intricate triple-crosses unmasks a wide-ranging roster from covert patriots whose unheralded heroism sometimes cost them their lives to mercenary traitors for sale to the highest bidder, like Benedict Arnold or Aldrich Ames.

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages, 83 illustrations and photographs
  • 5'' x 7''
  • © 2006