John Le Carre: A Most Wanted Man
That man of mystery and spy intrigue is at it again
with “A Most Wanted Man” (Scribner, $28.00, 323 pages). John LeCarre,
whose “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” and “The Constant
Gardiner” were named by “Time Magazine” as one of the 100 best
novels from 1923 to the present, has another gem that belongs on
A thriller, a book as timely as
today’s headlines, “A Most wanted Man” brings an unlikely joining of
Tommy Brue (head of a failing British bank in Hamburg, Issa (who
was smuggled into Hamburg) and Annabel who completes the strange
Written with a tone and style unmistakably LeCarre:
“A Turkish heavyweight boxing champion sauntering down a Hamburg
street with his mother on his arm can scarcely be blamed failing to
notice that he is being shadowed by a skinny boy in a black coat.”
That is how “A Most Wanted Man” begins and thru
the twists and turns and wheelings and dealings, we are left
satisfied by the power of a great novelist at work.
ATLAS OF THE WORLD” (Oxford University Press)
Annual update, now 448 pages, 11x15 with a comprehensive index of
84,000 historical entries, current world stats, is the atlas of all
atlases, Priced at just eighty bucks, containing a gazetteer of 220
countries and territories, a 48 page intro to world geography with
sensational illustrations, a leather stamped and embossed cover with
gilded edges - - this is the book for any coffee table or desk.
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About the Authors: Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband
team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional
scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories
It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in
America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in
Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.
They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining
as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United
States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
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