The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6 ($26) takes you from the Congo to Berlin and from the London back streets to Moscow. These are the incredible stories of those agents who were made up the front lines of British intelligence. The truth is, as often is the case in situations such as this, way more remarkable than any fictional tale could be. In the 100 years since its inception MI6 has long been cloaked in mystery and secrecy and shrouded in myths. Our understanding of what it is like to be a British spy is what we have learned through the writings of John le Carr_ and Ian Fleming. Now Gordon Corera provides an unprecedented and unique insight into this most secret of worlds. We can not put this book down.
Just in case you haven’t noticed, whiskey is in. The whiskey scene is booming and now along with your urban chicken coop you can have an urban distillery. The Book, Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey ($16) introduces you to the urban moonshine scene by first walking you through the history […]