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       Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. The son of a furrier, Forsyth was born in Ashford, Kent. He was educated at Tonbridge School and later attended the University of Granada in Spain.[1] Before becoming a journalist, he joined the RAF and was a jet fighter pilot. He joined Reuters in 1961 and later the BBC in 1965, where he served as an assistant diplomatic correspondent.

       His early career was spent covering French affairs and the attempted assassination of Charles De Gaulle. He had never been to what he termed "black Africa" until he was made BBC correspondent reporting on the Nigerian Civil War between Biafra and Nigeria as a BBC correspondent. He was there for the first six months of 1967, but few expected the war to last very long considering the poor weaponry and preparation of the Biafrans when compared to the British-armed Nigerians. After his six months were over, however, Forsyth - eager to carry on reporting - approached the BBC to ask if he could have more time there. He noted their response: "I was told quite bluntly, then, 'it is not our policy to cover this war.' This was a period when the Vietnam War was front-page headlines almost every day, regarded broadly as an American c**k-up, and this particularly British c**k-up in Nigeria was not going to be covered. I smelt news management. I don't like news management. So I made a private vow to myself: 'you may, gentlemen, not be covering it, but I'm going to cover it.' So I quit and flew out there, and stayed there for most of the next two years." He thus returned to Biafra as a freelance reporter, writing his first book The Biafra Story, in 1969.


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The Day of the Jackal (1971)

The Odessa File (1972) Download

The Dogs of War (1974) Download

The Shepherd (1975) Download

The Devil's Alternative (1979) Download

The Fourth Protocol (1984) Download

The Negotiator (1989) Download

The Deceiver (1991) Download

The Fist of God (1994) Download

Icon (1996)

The Phantom of Manhattan (1999)

The Avenger (2003)

The Afghan (2006)

The Cobra (2010)




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