BESTSELLING AUTHOR: The hardcover of Rogue Heroes was a national bestseller. A Spy Among Friends was a New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, and Entertainment Weekly’s Best Spy Book of 2014.
TIMING: The paperback is being published in time for Father’s Day.
BREAKOUT IN CANADA: Formally only distributed in Canada, A Spy Among Friends was Macintyre’s first Canada-published book which sold nearly 20,000 copies. Rogue Heroes is the first in a two-book deal, the second being a 1970s espionage story.
NOT A TYPICAL MACINTYRE BOOK: Ben brings his keen psychological perceptions and storytelling instincts to the battlefield. Rogue Heroes sees Ben writing in the classic war-story tradition.
NEVER BEFORE TOLD: The SAS archives have been unseen and gathering dust for years, but Ben is their official historian. This is not just a tremendous story but a crucial untold chapter of the Allied war effort and an important piece of 20th century history.
NEW & WIDER READERSHIP: This book introduces Ben to a wider military history audience along with his usual, espionage fanbase. Lionsgate (UK) optioned the TV rights to A Spy Among Friends; Oscar-nominated screenwriter Bill Broyles (Flags of Our Fathers, Jarhead, Apollo 13) is set to write the adaptation.
Praise for Rogue Heroes:
“A master storyteller…one of the most unforgettable tales of World War II…. A thrilling saga, breathtakingly told, full of daring and heroes.”—Boston Globe
“Mr. Macintyre is masterly in using details to illustrate his heroes’ bravery, élan, and dogged perseverance. He makes us feel the ”constructive brutality“ of the training that recruits endured—marching up to one hundred miles through the desert, carrying a full load of equipment and prohibited from taking a drink of water until the trek’s end.”—New York Times
“Rogue Heroes is a great read of wartime adventuring, in a long, grim war of attrition where adventure was hard to find.”—The Guardian
“Macintyre demonstrates superb skill as a journalist and a writer in this riveting book that takes readers into a long-past and still-frightening world of what real war was like.”—Washington Times
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