Monday, November 09, 2015

Ted Koppel's six favorite books

Ted Koppel, the former anchor of Nightline, has won dozens of Emmys and several Peabody awards during his long career as a broadcast journalist. His new book is Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

I'm a sucker for Le Carré. He worked briefly in British intelligence, of course, and it's said that A Perfect Spy is partly autobiographical. Whatever its genesis, it offers mesmerizing insight into what compels a person to follow such a treacherous path.
Read about another entry on the list.

A Perfect Spy is among Ann Patchett's favorite books, Jonathan Miles's five best books on the secrets of espionage, and Philip Pullman's forty favorite books. Ted Scheinman calls it le Carré's greatest novel.

--Marshal Zeringue