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Ben Macintyre

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Occupation  Columnist, author
Nationality  British

Name  Ben Macintyre
Role  Author
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Nominations  Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography
Books  A Spy Among Friends, Agent Zigzag: A True Stor, Double Cross: The True Stor, Operation Mincemeat: The True, The Napoleon of Crime

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Benedict Richard Pierce Macintyre (born 25 December 1963) is a British author, historian, reviewer and columnist writing for The Times newspaper. His columns range from current affairs to historical controversies.


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Early life

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His father was Angus MacIntyre, the son of Major Francis MacIntyre, of the 14th/20th King's Hussars. His paternal grandmother was related to the ancestral line of Viscount Netterville. He has an elder sister, born 1962, and a younger brother, born 1971. On his mother's side he is related to the Harvey baronets and Berkeley Paget. He was educated at the Abingdon School.


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Macintyre is the author of a book on the gentleman criminal Adam Worth, The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief. He also wrote The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan, and a book on Eddie Chapman, a double agent of Germany and Britain during the Second World War, titled Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Betrayer, Hero, Spy.

In 2008, Macintyre wrote an illustrated account of Ian Fleming, creator of the fictional spy James Bond, to accompany the For Your Eyes Only exhibition at London's Imperial War Museum, which was part of the Fleming Centenary celebrations.

Four of his books have recently been made into documentaries for the BBC: Operation Mincemeat (2010), DOUBLE AGENT: The Eddie Chapman Story (2011), Double Cross - The True Story of the D Day Spies (2012) and Kim Philby - His Most Intimate Betrayal.

According to the rear cover of the advance excerpt for Napoleon of Crime, the film rights were optioned by Steven Spielberg. An erratum sticker inside corrects this to DreamWorks SKG.

Macintyre's latest book (October 2016) is SAS: Rogue Heroes, 338pp, Viking.

Personal life

Macintyre was married to Kate Muir. He has three children and lives in North London.


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