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Leo Marks (1920–2001)

Författare till Between Silk and Cyanide

6 verk 1,109 medlemmar 32 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

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Leo Marks is renowned both as a cryptographer and as a screenwriter. His most famous work, Peeping Tom, a terrifying psychological thriller, is a cult classic of 1960s cinema, rereleased in 1999 under the auspices of Martin Scorsese. His father, Benjamin Marks, was the founder and owner of the visa mer legendary London bookshop 84 Charing Cross Road. visa färre

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Verk av Leo Marks

Between Silk and Cyanide (1998) 1,016 exemplar
Peeping Tom [1960 film] (1959) — Screenwriter — 53 exemplar
Carve Her Name With Pride [1958 film] (2007) — Screenwriter — 17 exemplar
Peeping Tom [screenplay] (1998) 15 exemplar
The Life That I Have (1999) 6 exemplar
Twisted Nerve [1968 film] — Writer — 2 exemplar

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A fantastic, humorous, very well-written memoir by Britain's top codemaker and Director of Communications for SOE during WWII. At age 23 Marks leaves home hoping to do his bit for his country. While everyone else in his cryptographic class heads off for Bletchley Park, Leo ends up on Baker Street with the SEO. He becomes the head of code making for the British. His story is honest, self-deprecating, and funny. But he never forgets the agents lost, especially Violette Szabo and Yeo-Thomas. The title refers to a conversation Marks had to convince the purse-string holders to produce his codes on strips of silk. He says the agents lives may very well come down to his silks, or cyanide. Highly recommended. (Read and reviewed in 2017)… (mer)
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labfs39 | 31 andra recensioner | Sep 17, 2022 |
Another WWII book that's quite different. Unbelievable that Leo Marks was a master cryptographer and was only in his 20's. Irreverent, funny, sarcastic and readable describing very hard to describe methods of encrypting agents messages and the value of communications in war and peace time.
This on will move along to a non-BC reader in Utah.
 
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nancynova | 31 andra recensioner | Apr 12, 2021 |
British codebreaker’s memoir of WWII, where he tried to keep agents safe and occasionally succeeded. Dry British humor and lots of bureaucratic infighting.
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rivkat | 31 andra recensioner | Mar 22, 2020 |
A good book and generally interesting but too long
 
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jamespurcell | 31 andra recensioner | Feb 18, 2020 |

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Verk
6
Medlemmar
1,109
Popularitet
#23,170
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
32
ISBN
16
Favoritmärkt
1

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