Ian Fleming's James Bond

Author: John Griswold

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425931006

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 476

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The main subject of the book is best stated in a quote from C. S. Lewis: "Often we need not so much to be taught as to be reminded." As I said in the Foreword, "How many times over the years I have reached for a scrap of paper or underlined a passage or quotation in a book, noting something that seemed wise and useful. However, as I review my notes, I frequently come upon some guideline to positive thought or behavior that I have simply let drift from my memory and have neglected to practice." The remedy? That is the purpose of this book: to summarize, briefly enough for quick and regular review, words of wisdom I have found important enough to remember.

Ian Fleming's Inspiration

Author: Edward Abel Smith

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 1526757702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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James Bond is possibly the most well known fictional characters in history. What most people don’t know is that almost all of the characters, plots and gadgets come from the real life experiences of Bond’s creator - Commander Ian Fleming. In this book, we go through the plots of Fleming’s novels explaining the real life experiences that inspired them. The reader is taken on a journey through Fleming’s direct involvement in World War II intelligence and how this translated through his typewriter into James Bond’s world, as well as the many other factors of Fleming’s life which were also taken as inspiration. Most notably, the friends who Fleming kept, among whom were Noel Coward and Randolph Churchill and the influential people he would mingle with, British Prime Ministers and American Presidents .Bond is known for his exotic travel, most notably to the island of Jamaica, where Fleming spent much of his life. The desk in his Caribbean house, Goldeneye, was also where his life experiences would be put onto paper in the guise of James Bond. As the island was highly influential for Fleming, it features heavily in this book, offering an element of escapism to the reader, with tales of a clear blue sea, Caribbean climate and island socialising. Ian Fleming might have died prematurely aged 56, but so much of him lives on to this day through the most famous spy in the world, James Bond.

Ian Fleming

Author: Andrew Lycett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 994

The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming and the perfect read for anyone enjoying the Sky Atlantic biopic starring Dominic Cooper. Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part history, part gossip and part an informed reassessment of one of this century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.

Ian Fleming's Commandos

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361118

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 616

Rankin tells the story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Ian Fleming during World War II, named "30 Assault Unit", a group who was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations, and which inspired his creation of the James Bond character.

Ian Fleming's Secret War

Author: Craig Cabell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781598428

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 9941

While his extravagant and glamorous lifestyle is well known, little has been published concerning Ian Fleming's contribution during the Second World War. In the very early days of the War, Fleming was earmarked by the Director of Naval Intelligence as his 'right hand man'. From the outset he was in the center of events, meeting with key political and military figures as well as those of exceptional intelligence, experience and courage. All this was to give him invaluable background when he came to write the Bond novels. The author has uncovered through official documentation, private papers and contacts the depth of Fleming's work in Naval Intelligence. Fascinating insights of those he worked with and details of covert trips to Europe and North Africa emerge. Fleming was closely associated with 30 Assault Unit, a crack team of Commandos who took the fight to the enemy. The book reveals both the history of 30 AU and Fleming's role.

Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 In: Kill Chain

Author: Andy Diggle

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: 1524105988

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 161

View: 8989

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of writer Andy Diggle (James Bond: Hammerhead, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead) as they plot the return of James Bond's oldest and deadliest foe: SMERSH!

Licence to Cook: Recipes Inspired by Ian Fleming's James Bond

Author: Edward Biddulph

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291081259

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 4054

You know what James Bond drinks, but do you know what he eats? What is his favourite food? What is his favourite meal of the day? How does he like his steak? How does he take his coffee? This cookbook is full of exciting recipes inspired by the food described in Ian Fleming’s novels. The recipes, devised by the author, are modern, but have a period twist. The cookbook is intended for anyone who wishes to recreate the flavour of James Bond’s gastronomy. If you’re preparing a romantic meal for two or planning a Bond-themed party, or if you’re simply curious about the sorts of food Bond eats, this cookbook is for you. Eat like Bond throughout the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Moral Compass

Author: Benjamin Pratt

Publisher: Front Edge Publishing

ISBN: 1934879126

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 787

Here's a book that will open your eyes and fascinate you with the many guises of evil in our times. It's also a book that will usefully disturb you, as you find these evil processes at work in your own life. Ultimately, it's a book that will reward your efforts as you look at evil through the eyes of Ian Fleming's James Bond. Like bond, you too might be roused to take on the dragons of evil in our midst. Great for individual reflection or small group study. Includes a complete study guide and other extras to help you quickly spark discussion in your group.

Ian Fleming's Goldfinger

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425053683


Page: 262

View: 9418

The world's most famous Secret Agent is back in this edition of "Goldfinger." "A superlative thriller from our foremost literary magician."--"The New York Herald Tribune." Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Ian Fleming

Author: Bruce A. Rosenberg,Ann Harleman Stewart

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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