Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bryan Burrough: best books

Bryan Burrough, a Vanity Fair correspondent, has just published his fourth book, The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes.

For The Week, he named his six best books. One title on his list:
The Polish Officer by Alan Furst (Random House, $14).

Furst’s spy novels are fiction for people who don’t read fiction. This one tells the story of a refugee finding his way through the shadowy intrigues of prewar Europe before emerging into the bullets and bombs of the Nazi onslaught. You will believe every word.
Read about the other five titles on Bryan Burrough's list.

The Polish Officer is also one of Charles McCarry's favorite tales of espionage.

--Marshal Zeringue