Further Information, Rutz: Three Cold War Spy Novels
All three books are available as e-books; le Carré and Greene are also available in paperback. Some used copies of Westlake are also available; Bookfinder.com will show availability at various outlets.
Our Man in Havana by Grahame Green – Price is $17.00 less 10% discount from Content Books in Northfield = $15.30
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré – Price is $16.00 less 10% discount from Content Books in Northfield = $14.40
The Spy in the Ointment by Donald E. Westlake – out of print, but used copies are available as noted above. (Mine was less than $6 in paperback.)
The film, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, is available for $2.99 to $3.99 from Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and other streaming services.
Pre-course meeting: I would like to assemble the class for brief introductions and a few ground rules for successfully communicating in a Zoom environment. Expect an invitation as soon as the class list is available.
Week 1 – Background on Graham Greene, read the introduction and parts 1 and 2 (pp. 3-83) of Our Man in Havana for the first class.
Week 2 – Our Man in Havana, parts 3 and 4 (pp. 87-153).
Week 3 – Our Man in Havana, part 5 (pp. 157-228); visit from ex-CIA agent, David Sauer; background on le Carré.
Week 4 – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Introduction and p. 1-96, Chapters 1-10.
Week 5 – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, p. 97-197, Chapters 11-22.
Week 6 – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, p. 198-225, Chapters 23-end; watch the 1965 film.
Week 7 – The Spy in the Ointment, p. 3-108, Chapters 1-12.
Week 8 – The Spy in the Ointment, p. 109-200, Chapter 13-end.