The Looking Glass War

The Looking Glass War

Book - 1965
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Focuses on a former military espionage department in London and its attempts to train an agent for a mission in East Germany.
Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann [1965].
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mark_Daly Sep 09, 2014

A fading rival to the Circus mounts its own spy operation in this melancholy (and slightly overwritten) novel.


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Jan 02, 2015

The current LPL summary for this book appears to be incorrect. The Looking Glass War is Le Carre's 4th book. Main themes are still intelligence gathering during 1960's Cold War Britain with George Smiley appearing in his usual unassuming role. Focus in this book is more on military intelligence as the story revolves around the possibility of Soviet missiles placed near the German border. The story brings to mind The Bay of Pigs which occurred 4 years before this was written.


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