By Nigel West

Twelve novels and 9 brief tales outline probably the most outstanding fictional characters of all time, developing the root for the main profitable motion picture sequence in cinematographic historical past, watched by means of greater than part the world's inhabitants. the only individual most likely extra in charge than the other for glamorizing the murky global of espionage is Ian Fleming, the writer of James Bond, who himself lived a amazing double lifetime of secret agent and author. every body has an opinion on why 007 grew to become such a success, yet one attainable clarification is the creative formulation of truth, fiction, and sheer myth. definitely the writer drew on associates and areas he knew good to supply the backdrop for his drama, yet what quantity of his output is genuine, and what comes without delay from the author's mind's eye? those questions and extra are tested within the ancient Dictionary of Ian FlemingOs global of Intelligence: truth and Fiction. this is often performed via a chronology, an advent, a bibliography, and enormous quantities of cross-referenced dictionary entries on real circumstances of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, KGB, and others. It additionally comprises entries on Ian Fleming's novels and brief tales, friends and family, his employers and associates, and different striking characters.

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