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The Cold War swap

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Bonn (Germany),
  • Germany
    • Subjects:
    • Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Fiction.,
    • Americans -- Germany -- Fiction.,
    • Defectors -- Fiction.,
    • Cold War -- Fiction.,
    • Large type books.,
    • Bonn (Germany) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRoss Thomas.
      GenreFiction.
      SeriesThorndike press large print adventure series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3570.H58 C65 2003b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination360 p. (large print) ;
      Number of Pages360
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3684951M
      ISBN 100786255765
      LC Control Number2003046816
      OCLC/WorldCa52214467

      New York: William Morrow & Company, First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, pages; VG-/VG-; spine is dark blue with yellow lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price cut, has wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, and on the fore edge corners, has crease marks along the sides of the spine and on the fore edge; . I read Cold War Swap last week, deciding initially to run through the Thomas canon in sequence, but I've already fallen off that wagon. Not sure why, either. Maybe it was the two main characters in Cold War Swap— Mike Padillo and Cyril “Mac” McCorkle, who own a bar in Bonn, West Germany. They're unpredictable fellows to the extent they Author: Mathew Paust. Over the past decade, a similar picture has emerged for the United States’ human radiation experiments. 6 The Cold War was, above all, a period of substantial rearmament, arms development, and weapons testing. As the world began to learn the destructive potential of nuclear weapons systems, chemical warfare agents were seen as “outmoded Cited by: 9.


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The Cold War Swap was the first novel by Ross Thomas, a former soldier, political flack and 's a doozy. It's a cracking yarn set in s Bonn at the height of the Cold War, replete with un-named American three-letter-agencies, Stasi, KGB, and MI-x excitement, politics, alcoholism, and everyone smoking too much.4/5.

The Cold War Swap is Thomas's first attempt at fiction, so it can't be compared to his later work. It's a fun book, worth reading and a humorous snapshot of the machinations that attend zealotry while spying. Start here and keep going/5(38). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Cold War Swap (Mac McCorkle, Book 1) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Praise for The Cold War Swap “America's Best Storyteller.” —New York Times Book Review. Reviews from Goodreads. About the author. Ross Thomas; Introduction by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree.

Two Edgar Awards, and other prizes, only. The Cold War Swap is the first in a long series of excellent mystery/thrillers by Ross Thomas. Thomas's first novel was written during his career as a newsman and public relations expert in many parts of the world/5(5). Get this from a library.

The Cold War swap. [Ross Thomas] -- At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are runnng a bar in the West German capital, called Mac's place.

One of the pair, Michael Padillo, isn't around a lot; he keeps disappearing on "business. Books similar to The Cold War Swap (Mac McCorckle, #1) The Cold War Swap (Mac McCorckle, #1) by Ross Thomas. avg. rating Ratings. At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are runnng a bar called Macs Place in the West German capital.

One of the pair, Michael Padillo, isnt around a lot; he keeps disappearing on business. While this is obviously in the wake of, it's a hush and hurry, cash and carry transaction about the attempt to exchange Padillo, an agent for the U.S.

intelligence, for two homosexual defectors whose lapse would be exceedingly embarrassing so that it seems preferable to write off Padillo&#; ""like a tax loss."" Padillo doesn't cotton to the idea; neither does his partner. As such, it has to be a landmark in Cold War Noir.

It was filmed a couple of years later with James Mason as Smiley, renamed Dobbs. I don’t think John le Carré cares much for the film, but it, like the book, has a stark simplicity, showing a cold war growing inevitably out of blurred margins of the hot one.

It’s one of my favourite films. Get this from a library. The Cold War swap. [Ross Thomas] -- At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are running a bar in the West German capital.

One of them, Michael Padilloe keeps disappearing on "business trips." McCorkle, his partner, knows Padillo. The Cold War Swap by Ross Thomas in CHM, DOC, FB3 download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().

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What begins as a peaceful bird-watching expedition Age: Fifth Age. The Cold War Swap is narrated by Mac McCorkle. After his discharge from the military he stuck around in Germany, opening 'Mac's Place' in the Bad Godesberg district of Bonn, a place you can get a solid meal and well-mixed drink that had proven popular among embassy staffs and others.

ROSS THOMAS is the author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed novels. His debut, The Cold War Swap, was written in under six weeks and won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and Briarpatch won an Edgar Award for Best Novel. He's also writte More about Ross Thomas. Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War is a nonfiction book by Giles book documents prisoner exchanges between the United States and the Soviet Union of their spies during the Cold book was first published by Broadway audiobook version was subsequently published by ISIS Publishing, being read by Jonathan her: Broadway Books.

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Read "The Cold War Swap" by Ross Thomas available from Rakuten Kobo. At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are runnng a bar in the West /5(4). READ MORE: 6 Traitorous Cold War Spies Less than three years later, on May 1,Francis Gary Powers took off from Peshawar, Pakistan, at the.

The Cold War Swap, published inwas the first novel he wrote after a career as a PR man and political strategist. The book won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as Best First Novel in Thomas is unparalleled as a master of the quip and the pithy observation. For additional reading.

Ross Thomas: The Cold War Swap "You can probably find a couple of thousand spots like Mac's Place in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. They are dark and quiet with the furniture growing just a little shabby, the carpet stained to an indeterminate shade by spilled drinks and cigarette ashes, and the barman friendly and fast but tactful enough to.

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As I already mentioned, Cold War Dreams definitely has some flaws but at the end of the day what matters is how much fun I had while reading it and fun I had. There are many layers on the plot and some more polish wouldn't be a bad idea. This book is good but it could be better.

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What is the book, and when was it published. Answers on page THE COLD WAR SWAP by Ross Thomas, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD by John le Carre, 5. THE MAN WHO LOST THE. The Cold War was a period of distrust and hatred between the western Allies (most notably the United States) and the members of the Eastern Bloc, specifically the Soviet Union.

While there was distrust between both sides during World War II, it became more pronounced after the war and lasted until the early ’90s, when the Soviet Union broke up. Other important American authors who became active in spy fiction during this period include Ross Thomas, The Cold War Swap ().

The later Cold War. The June Six-Day War between Israel and its neighbours introduced new themes to espionage fiction - the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, against the backdrop of continuing Cold.Agency used book as Cold War propaganda tool (Newser) - Before Doctor Zhivago became an acclaimed film init was a novel—one the CIA secretly printed.At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are runnng a bar in the West German capital, called Mac's place.

One of the pair, Michael Padillo, isn't around a lot; he keeps disappearing on "business trips." McCorkle, his partner, wisely doesn't ask questions; he knows Padillo has a second job