Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond

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Diane Publishing Company, 1995 - 486 pages
The definitive biography of Ian Fleming, sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, & author of the James Bond novels. Through hundreds of interviews & direct access to Fleming's papers, as well as those of family & friends (which contain much previously unpublished & highly controversial material), Lycett reveals for the first time the truth behind the complicated facade of an enigmatic & remarkable man. Fleming masterminded numerous top secret operations, including "Golden Eye," which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping the prototype CIA is also fully detailed. B&W photos.

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Fleming was not James Bond, but even before his death in 1964 the character Fleming created had taken on a life of his own in books, films, and myth. Well educated, from a wealthy, upper-crust family ... Read full review

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