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Ben Macintyre

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Micky Burn The W.W. II British P.O.W. saved the life of a girl who became one of Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies

Great Sakharov’s Ghost By seeking to destroy Alexei Navalny, Putin is repeating the mistakes his K.G.B. predecessors made with the dissident nuclear scientist

A Friend Among Spies For 60 years, real-life spy turned author John le Carré wrote elegant best-sellers that used the world of espionage to expose the complexities of human nature

The Game Is Afoot Netflix and the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle are butting heads over Sherlock Holmes’s true identity

The Making of a Madam Growing up, Ghislaine Maxwell was envied, admired, and teased, but what made her conspire with Jeffrey Epstein for decades?

Lessons of the Spanish Flu What can we learn from the 20th century’s deadliest virus outbreak?

Have a Seat! The naughty French love chair designed for Edward VII to facilitate a threesome

Putin on the Ritz To understand Russia’s leader, go back to Stalin

Boris-Ripper Britain’s new prime minister wrote a comic novel with racy language and racial slights