Welcome fall with spies of fact and fiction

 

 

The topic  to kick off autumn is espionage in history and legend.  The book list is tentative only and VERY open to suggestion. We will  away from books about anything highly contemporary because they tend to provoke partisan sniping, which is not the point of this particular group. All other suggestions, please send, bearing in mind that books that are extremely long or technical don't seem to play well in book groups.

 

So, here's the first version of the list, a work in progress:

Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose

The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel by John Le Carre

Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

 

 

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  • Beverly

    I just learned that I can not come tonight, this is one of my fav topics, so I am really sorry that I have to miss this and that I'm responding so late...

    September 10, 2013

    • Anne

      Thanks for a great topic suggestion, so sorry you couldn't come!

      September 11, 2013

  • Michael

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone last night. I look forward to reading the books and dicussing them with you all next month.

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • MARIANNE

    Nice to have met everyone and enjoyed the discussions

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • Anne

    I just sent a pre-meeting email to "yes" rsvp'ers, so if you're coming and haven't seen it, check your email

    September 6, 2013

    • MARIANNE

      Yes. I will be there. See you then!

      1 · September 7, 2013

    • Kathy H.

      Sorry, we won't be able to make it this time, Anne. Husband got stuck at work. Next time!

      September 10, 2013

  • james c.

    sorry anne i was prepared to come but am sick with health issues so no coming hope that allows someone else come in my slot see u next time

    September 10, 2013

  • Beverly

    Sheree, I'm in OP, let me know if you want to ride together, [masked], thx

    September 8, 2013

  • Beverly

    I read The Bureau and the Mole, D. Vise. Going to start The Handler, by Cherkyshin (spelling is close)

    September 8, 2013

  • Dagmar

    The only email I received refers to this conversation and says you've sent an email to all RSVP'ers. Still planning to come. Read and enjoyed Spy Who Came in From the Cold. I just received Washington's Spies from Amazon tonight which I will try to also finish by Tues' meetup.

    September 6, 2013

  • Dave B

    JUST realized the 10th is my wedding anniversary so I can't make it.

    August 27, 2013

  • Dagmar

    Since I noticed there was one spot available today when I checked the website which leaves me sufficiently ample time to read one of the selections, I signed up and picked up a copy of Spy Who Came in from the Cold at BAM store today.

    August 26, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Sorry, I cannot make this meeting. I have open house that night. Enjoy

    August 26, 2013

  • Dave B

    I have looked these titles over and I would prefer the Benedict Arnold book too. Is that OK?

    August 13, 2013

    • Chris H.

      I changed to The Spy Who Came iin From the Cold because Anne thought the Benedict Arnold book might be more about his switching sides then espionage. Sorry if my post misled you to that title.

      August 13, 2013

    • Dave B

      OK, Thanks for l getting back so fast.

      August 14, 2013

  • Dave B

    So, what am I reading, "The Spy Who came In from the Cold?"

    August 13, 2013

  • Chris H.

    I'm originally from New York so I would like to read The Patriot Traitor: The Life and Legacy of Benedict Arnold. Will that be okay?

    August 5, 2013

  • Chris H.

    I'm just not sure what I will read yet. Any suggestions?

    August 5, 2013

  • MARIANNE

    I'll read Washingtons Spies.

    August 2, 2013

  • Kathy H.

    I just downloaded The Spy Who Came in from the Cold on my Kindle. Can't wait to read it.

    August 2, 2013

  • Sheree E.

    I am also ready the spy who came in from the cold.

    August 2, 2013

  • james c.

    im reading the spy who came in from the cold anne!!

    August 1, 2013

  • Anne

    As noted, the list is tentative and suggestions are welcome.
    Please post them or email to me as you prefer. All of the nonfiction subjects have inspired several, or many, books each. I tried to choose among them to pick books that appear accessible, entertaining, and available in at least one electronic format If you think a different book on one of the chosen subjects is better, let me know.

    June 19, 2013

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