John A. Lee by Erik Olssen

The Sixth Man: the Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello by James McNeish

Regular price $22.50 Sale

'A life-enhancing writer' Robert Nye in The Christian Science Monitor (USA) James McNeish's new book: THE SIXTH MAN Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand's 'most brilliant linguist and ablest foreign envoy'. The man who alerted the West to Soviet possession of the atom bomb. The first Allied diplomat to enter and report on the Nazi death camps at the end of the war. General Freyberg's favourite Intelligence officer. Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But was he also a spy? Paddy Costello, the subject of this long-awaited biography, appears in James McNeish's previous work, Dance of the Peacocks: 'I think it's the best book published in New Zealand in the last twenty years.' - Ian Cross in the Dominion Post 'I came to Dance of the Peacocks with high expectations, but they were far exceeded by the book itself. I t held me like a good novel, being beautifully structured and written; moved me more than most novels; and has haunted me since.' - Jon Stallworthy, Wolfson College, Oxford 'Dance of the Peacocks is the work where all of McNeish's gifts come together.' - Lawrence Jones in the Otago Daily Times This 2007 Random House New Zealand Paperback is in Good condition.

heavy ISBN: 9781869418915 SKU: 1314948 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.