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005    20131025024342.0 
008    130717s2013    nyua          001 1 eng   
010      2013024228 
020    9781250034793|qhardback 
020    1250034795|qhardback 
020    |z9781250034809 (ebk.) 
035    (OCoLC)827256644 
035    (OCoLC)827256644 
035    (OCoLC)827256644 
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049    CKEA 
050 00 PS3573.A766|bM65 2013 
082 00 813/.54|223 
084    FIC006000|aFIC037000|2bisacsh 
100 1  Warner, Peter. 
245 14 The Mole :|bthe Cold War memoir of Winston Bates : a novel
       /|cPeter Warner. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bThomas Dunne Books St. Martin's Press,|c2013. 
300    xiii, 354 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
500    Includes index. 
505 0  Dramatis personae -- The sleeper -- The artist -- The fool
       -- The hero. 
520    "The fictitious memoir of an unlikely foreign spy planted 
       in Washington, D.C., in the years after World War II 
       Recruited by a foreign power in postwar Paris and sent to 
       Washington, Winston Bates is without training or talent. 
       He might be a walking definition of the anti-spy. Yet he 
       makes his way onto the staff of the powerful Senator 
       Richard Russell, head of the Armed Services Committee. 
       From that perch, Bates has extensive and revealing 
       contacts with the Dulles brothers, Richard Bissell, 
       Richard Helms, Lyndon Johnson, Joe Alsop, Walter Lippman, 
       Roy Cohn, and even Ollie North to name but a few of the 
       historical players in the American experience Winston 
       befriends--and haplessly betrays for a quarter century. A 
       comedy of manners set within the circles of power and 
       information, The Mole is a witty social history of 
       Washington in the latter half of the twentieth century 
       that presents the question: How much damage can be done by
       the wrong person in the right place at the right time? 
       Written as Winston's memoir, The Mole details the American
       Century from an angle definitely off center. From Suez, 
       the U-2 Crash, the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, and Watergate, 
       the novel is richly and factually detailed, marvelously 
       convincing, and offers the reader a slightly subversive 
       character searching for identity and meaning (as well as 
       his elusive handler) in a heady time during one of 
       history's most defining eras. "--|cProvided by publisher. 
520    "Recruited by a foreign power in postwar Paris and sent to
       Washington, Winston Bates is without training or talent. 
       He might be a walking definition of the anti-spy. Yet he 
       makes his way onto the staff of the powerful Senator 
       Richard Russell, head of the Armed Services Committee. 
       From that perch, Bates has extensive and revealing 
       contacts with the Dulles brothers, Richard Bissell, 
       Richard Helms, Lyndon Johnson, Joe Alsop, Walter Lippman, 
       Roy Cohn, and even Ollie North to name but a few of the 
       historical players in the American experience Winston 
       befriends--and haplessly betrays for a quarter century. A 
       comedy of manners set within the circles of power and 
       information, The Mole is a witty social history of 
       Washington in the latter half of the twentieth century 
       that presents the question: How much damage can be done by
       the wrong person in the right place at the right time? 
       Written as Winston's memoir, The Mole details the American
       Century from an angle definitely off center. From Suez, 
       the U-2 Crash, the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, and Watergate, 
       the novel is richly and factually detailed, marvelously 
       convincing, and offers the reader a slightly subversive 
       character searching for identity and meaning (as well as 
       his elusive handler) in a heady time during one of 
       history's most defining eras"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Spy stories|vFicton. 
655  0 Political fiction. 
655  0 Historical fiction. 
655  0 Suspense fiction. 
994    92|bCKE 
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