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eBook The Spies of Warsaw: A Novel ePub
Author: Alan Furst
Language: English
ISBN: 0812977378
ISBN13: 978-0812977370
Publisher: Random House; Reprint edition (June 9, 2009)
Pages: 304
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 720
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ePub file: 1215 kb
Fb2 file: 1946 kb

I really wanted to enjoy reading this book by Alan Furst. I watched the BBC America production and was entertained by the portrayal of Col. Mercier by David Tennant.

I felt I was in 1938 Poland with the specter of war looming on the horizon. Some may call the book slow, expecting Clancy, Follett or Le Carre. I really wanted to enjoy reading this book by Alan Furst. This book, for me, unfolds much too slowly. I appreciate the author’s description of tradecraft and his skill at character development.

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The Foreign Correspondent. The customshouse stood at the center of the city's two main piers, its function stated on a broad sign above the main entry, first in Greek, then with the word Douane

The Foreign Correspondent. Other Books by this Author. The customshouse stood at the center of the city's two main piers, its function stated on a broad sign above the main entry, first in Greek, then with the word Douane. On the upper floor, the port captain occupied a corner office, the sort of office that had over the years become a home; warm in the chilly weather, the still air scented with wood smoke and cigarettes, one of the port cats asleep by the woodstove

The Spies of Warsaw is Alan Furst's finest novel to date - the . Описание: The author of TV Book Club& SPIES OF THE BALKANS returns with a hugely evocative thriller set in wartime Paris.

The Spies of Warsaw is Alan Furst's finest novel to date - the history is precise, the writing evocative and powerful, more a novel about spies than a spy novel - exciting, atmospheric, erotic and impossible to put down. Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it. Praise for Mission to Paris. Includes Reading Group Notes.

NOW A MINISERIES ON BBC AMERICA STARRING DAVID TENNANT An autumn evening in 1937.

The Spies of saw is his finest novel to date–the history precise, the writing evocative and powerful, more a novel about spies than a spy novel, exciting, atmospheric, erotic, and impossible to put down. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Spies of Warsaw a Novel by Furst Alan 1400066026. Brand new: lowest price.

The Spies of Warsaw book. Information will be exchanged for money. So begins The Spies of Warsaw, the brilliant new novel by Alan Furst, lauded by The New York Times as America’s preeminent spy novelist. War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield.

The Spies of Warsaw is a 2008 spy novel by Alan Furst about espionage involving the major nations shortly before World War II competing for influence and control over the future of Poland. The story starts in October 1937 and ends in May 1938, with a one paragraph description outlining the future of the two lead characters. So begins The Spies of Warsaw, the new novel by Alan Furst. An Autumn Evening In 1937  . War is coming to An Autumn Evening In 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers' bar in the city's factory district, he will meet with the military attache from the French embassy.

In Spies of Warsaw, a mini-series on BBC America based on the novel by Alan Furst, a French spy almost singularly .

In Spies of Warsaw, a mini-series on BBC America based on the novel by Alan Furst, a French spy almost singularly watches Hitler’s rise amid the intrigues of Poland, France and Germany. Some look into the margins of history, digging out improbable subplots, like Operation Mincemeat, a book about the disinformation campaign British intelligence created to mislead Hitler about the invasion of Sicily. The FX television series The Americans looks at cold war espionage from the Soviet point of view: the heroes are two . agents living undercover in Reagan’s America.

NOW A MINISERIES ON BBC AMERICA STARRING DAVID TENNANTWar is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, in Warsaw, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-François Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations. Risking his life, Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amid an extraordinary cast of venal characters, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed.
Vizil
This is the first Alan Furst (no pun intended) novel that I have read. I read it mainly because of the mini-series based on the book and staring one of my favorite actors, David Tennant. As usual the book was better than the “movie” mainly because of the insight the book gave to the characters that is difficult to translate to the screen so I would really recommend that you read this book even if you saw the TV adaptation. BTW David Tennant was wonderful as Jean-Francois Mercier.
Frei
The novel takes place in Europe in the late 1930's just before the start of WWII. As in his other books of this series the main character (s) are dealing with the time of political and social turmoil and kind of fall into situations not of their making, ie espionage. But the book is not just about spies. Great detail goes into the history of the times, the aristocratic classes that rule the countries and how each countries military's deal with the inevitable coming war. The story line dovetails with historical facts. The authors knowledge of the times, and his great attention to detail of characters and "situations" that occur are unmatched and make this another excellent and enjoyable book to read.
Loni
Furst has an amazing ability to immerse the reader in the ambiance of the era of the runup to WW2 in Europe. He doesn't modernize or sugarcoat or pander to current day attitudes. He is an amazing author. There's an enormous amount of well researched history in all his books, but they're not infodumps. I can't recommend him highly enough.

For the curious, the recent David Tennant movie called Spies of Warsaw covered the incidents in this novel plus a borrowing from the first part of The Polish Officer. The movie has real location scenery (it's not all CGI), so you might want to rent it sometime to have some visual referents. Not that it isn't a good movie on its own; it is. I mention it here because it was the thing that led me to Furst's books, and I am so glad it did.
Nuadora
What an absolute gem this was. There are French spies, Russian spies, German spies and Polish spies all working in Warsaw in 1937.

Colonel Mercier , a French Military Attache is tasked with intelligence gathering in the city and through the diplomatic circle that his work takes him through.

There is no James Bond manoeuvres just solid plodding but this makes for very intense reading as failure is fatal. Reviews I've read state that the book is historically accurate as well which is always good to know.

Highly recommended if you like your espionage stories real. I won't watch the TV series as the book was so good it would not be able to come up to the same level.
Otiel
The Spies of Warsaw is a well-researched, intelligent, subtle novel that weaves espionage, romance and atmosphere into a wholly satisfying experience. I felt I was in 1938 Poland with the specter of war looming on the horizon. Some may call the book slow, expecting Clancy, Follett or Le Carre. Furst writes more in the tradition of (a less cynical) Greene. This is not an action thriller with guns blazing and car chases. It is more than that. By contrasting the mundane work of protagonist Mercier, the French Foreign Attache, with the operations (i.e., spy missions) he must undertake from time-to-time, the danger and intrigue is that much more palpable and believable.

And, although Mercier is a dashing French military hero with the scars and a limp to show for it, most of the spies of Warsaw are an intriguing assortment, among them a plump German engineer and his pragmatic "Countess"/seductress, a married Russian couple well beyond their prime, a homely professor and an unassuming Nazi supplies clerk -- they feel real, the action feels real, the danger feels real. And the aftermath, sadly, was real.

The narrator of the audiobook version has a mellow, entrancing, seductive voice that perfectly fits the tone of the book. His wonderful accents (Polish, French, Russian, German, working-class, thugs and aristocrats) brought the novel's varied characters to life. Loved the book; loved the audio version.
Priotian
Although I told myself I wouldn't, I finally did break down and pay hardcover price for Alan Furst's latest. I just can't stay away from Furst novels, nor can I imagine why I'd want to.

There's still lots of atmosphere and a more recognizable plot than some of his novels have. This takes place in Warsaw and France, and the protagonist is French. Writing France of this period is Furst's strongest suit and this plot, although based primarily in Poland, lets him use plenty of French detail. In Warsaw, Colonel Mercier, the new French military attache, finds himself in a crossroads of prewar intrigue, as the French, Germans, Poles, and Russians jockey for position, spying on one another and trying to discern, most of all, Germany's intentions.

Mercier, a limping World War One veteran still dashing enough to play tennis with a princess, worries not only about Germany's war plans but about France's inability to recognize them. Petain's crowd wants to build the Maginot Line and refight the first war; De Gaulle recognizes this war will be more about tanks and planes than about the static trench warfare of the Western Front. Mercier, handed a low-level German industrial source blackmailed into spying, starts to discern the German plan. And romantic sparks fly with a League of Nations lawyer inconveniently involved with another man.

Furst is particularly good at conveying, both in general and through his characterizations, the ethnic crosscurrents of Eastern Europe, nationalities with rivalries dating back millenia, hastily organized into shaky states less than two decades old, and he creates an intriguing angle using obscure but fascinating information on the Black Shirts Hitler purged in 1934.
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