Agent Zigzag

Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The Second World War
Paperback Published on: 22/09/2016
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Agent Zigzag
Astonishing Secrets Revealed
This is the story of Eddie Chapman, described in the subtitle as Lover Traitor Hero Spy. He is all these things and more; a successful and charismatic crim... READ MORE
Jane Mac


'Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving' - John le Carre One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • ISBN: 9781408885406
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Agent Zigzag
A two day thriller read....
I've read quite a few war spy biographies, but this one stands out as the most extraordinary of them all. It is not merely about a British European person ... READ MORE