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Littell, Robert 1935-

Works: 150 works in 837 publications in 15 languages and 25,345 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Spy stories  Biographical fiction  Interviews  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Conceptor, Scenarist, Creator
Classifications: PS3562.I7827, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Robert Littell
Publications by Robert Littell
Most widely held works about Robert Littell
Most widely held works by Robert Littell
The company : a novel of the CIA by Robert Littell( Book )
52 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
A novel of Cold War espionage traces the struggles of two generations of CIA operatives fighting Communism and battling one another in the complex world of international intrigue
Legends : a novel of dissimulation by Robert Littell( Book )
46 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
Struggling with disjointed memories about his past identities with the CIA, former field agent turned private detective Martin Odum wonders if he can trust his CIA psychiatrist and struggles to retain a hold on his sanity
The sisters by Robert Littell( Book )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
A former KGB agent must stop his protege from becoming the perfect criminal in a perfect crime plotted by the Sisters. A superb pair of men, the Company's odd couple, have been dubbed the sisters--Night and Death
Vicious circle : a novel of complicity by Robert Littell( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
In a near-future world in which a visionary woman U.S. president brokers a major compromise between Israel and Palestine, decorated Mossad officer Elihu works to hunt down a legendary terrorist who has taken a high-profile fundamentalist rabbi hostage
The Czech black book by Historický ústav (Československá akademie věd)( Book )
27 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,465 libraries worldwide
Documented hour-by-hour account of events during the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 20-27, 1968
The once and future spy by Robert Littell( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
A retired Navy admiral with counterintelligence experience and a New York City operative with a passion for history become involved in the CIA's frantic search to find who leaked the plans for a lethal and highly clandestine operation
The defection of A.J. Lewinter by Robert Littell( Book )
42 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
An American ceramics engineer defects to the Soviet Union only to find his loyalty to the Russians questioned by both nations
The amateur : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancě in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue the terrorists responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer, but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin, but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Driven by an obsessive need for revenge, targeted for elimination by the CIA itself, his chances of success are one in a million. In a world of professional killers, Charlie Heller is The Amateur
The Stalin epigram : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Based on a riveting historical episode, -- The Stalin Epigram is the page-turning tale of courage and the human spirit told in deftly poetic prose by a perceptive, talented writer. With the benefit of extraordinary research and an almost mystical empathy, bestselling author Robert Littell has drawn a fictional portrait of the beleaguered poet struggling to survive the running riot of Stalinist Russia in the 1930s. This memorable novel culminates in a wholly unexpected encounter that illuminates the agonizing choices Russian intellectuals faced during the Stalinist terror and explains what drew Robert Littell to the poignant subject in the first place
Young Philby : [a novel] by Robert Littell( Book )
24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
A work of suspense based on true-life historical characters imagines the early years and long-time Russian allegiance of double agent Kim Philby, whose 1963 defection from Britain's intelligence service to Moscow exposes the Cambridge Five double agents and raises innumerable questions about his ideals
A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
"Robert Littell has been widely praised as one of the best writers in the espionage genre. Now, he's turned his formidable skills towards crime fiction in a novel that has echoes of the great Raymond Chandler. Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the comforts, such as they are, of a mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirty-something woman making a hash out of her uncle's bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. He's jumped bail and now she's about to pay the price for it. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. And once Gunn begins his search, for $95 a day plus expenses, it becomes unclear whether Gava even existed in the first place"--
The revolutionist by Robert Littell( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
Idealisten Alexander Til vender tilbage til Petrograd ved Oktoberrevolutionens udbrud. Han går aktivt ind i kampen for et frit og retfærdigt samfund og møder flere af revolutionens ledere, men skuffes og indser efterhånden, at revolutionsidealerne afspores
The debriefing : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )
30 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Stone, an American agent trained in the most sophisticated methods of debriefing, must uncover every detail about the life of Kulakov, a highly placed Russian courier who wants to defect to the United States
Walking back the cat by Robert Littell( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 887 libraries worldwide
A KGB assassin in America gets a shock when his intended victim informs him not Moscow, but the Mafia are running his spy ring. The story is convincing, the American is employed by an Indian casino in New Mexico which is paying the Mafia protection money, and the two join forces to destroy the Mafia ring
An agent in place by Robert Littell( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
When the shadowy organization in Washington known as Intelligence Support Activity sends operative Ben Bassett first to Prague, then to Moscow, a series of plots and counterplots is set in motion that leads to the clandestine heart of the Soviet system itself
The visiting professor by Robert Littell( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 785 libraries worldwide
A Russian academic, specializing in the theory of chaos, arrives in the U.S. to take up a teaching post. In no time he finds himself involved in a series of chaotic murders which his training helps to solve
For the future of Israel by Shimon Peres( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
For the Future of Israel reveals the character of a leader who participated in the birth of his country and whose thoughts remain ever on the future - on the basis and prospects for peace. In five conversations with novelist and former Newsweek correspondent Robert Littell, Peres reflects on his youth in shtetl and kibbutz, the impact of the Holocaust on world affairs, what it means to be a Jew, and the ongoing struggle to end terrorism and forge peace between Israel and its neighbors. The interviews reflect the changed State of Israel since the assassination of Yitzak Rabin (after which Peres was named prime minister and defense minister) and the subsequent election of a Likud-led government in Israel and its renegotiation of the Oslo agreements. Peres speaks candidly of his dealings with Arafat and of his close, complementary relationship with Rabin. Ranging widely over the last fifty years, he ponders the effect of the occupation of the territories on the character of his country. He gives his views on public figures he has known (among them Ben Gurion, Mitterrand, Reagan, Netanyahu, Yeltsin, and Clinton), the qualities of good leadership, and the dangers of extremism and religious parties
The October Circle by Robert Littell( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 507 libraries worldwide
"An explosive story of friendship and sacrifice in the depths of the Cold War era. Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller rank Robert Littell with John le Carre, Graham Greene, and Alan Furst in the first tier of the genre's pantheon. Set against the backdrop of the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague, The October Circle is one of Littell's most riveting early works. Seven of Bulgaria's cultural elite -- close friends and all true communists -- find their beliefs shattered by the roar of Russian tanks thundering toward the defenseless Czechoslovakian capital. Driven by conscience, the group -- 'The October Circle' -- join forces with an American drifter to stage an extremely dangerous protest that will set off a wave of repression and threatens to repay their heroism with death"--P. [4] of cover
Mother Russia : a novel by Robert Littell( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
"Robespierre Pravdin is a black marketeer who prowls Moscow's streets and alleys hustling wristwatches. Wishing only to survive in a city suffocated by paranoia and schizophrenia, Robespierre manages to make a tidy profit and stay under the state's radar--until, one day, he meets the woman called 'Mother Russia' and becomes ensnared in the Byzantine and profoundly dangerous game of politics."--P. [4] of cover
Vicious circle a novel of complicity by Robert Littell( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
An Israeli government minister is assassinated in the home of his mistress. Days later, Elihu, an aging and decorated Mossad officer, leads his final raid, killing a Hamas leader in his bed and barely escaping with his life. Out of this familiarly cyclical scenario, the action moves into the near future, when the global community, united under the leadership of a visionary female president of the United States, brokers a major compromise between Israel and the Palestinian authority in order to snuff out the violent flashpoint of global terrorism. It seems to work until a well known fundamentalist rabbi is taken hostage by a legendary Palestinian terrorist
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Alternative Names
Littell, Robert
ליטל, רוברט 1935-
ليتل، روبرت ١٩٣٥-
リテル, ロバート
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