Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $250
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $275
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Online registration has closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Spy novels date back to the early 20th century, but some of the best have been written about the Cold War. Perhaps this is due to the prevalence of espionage in the period: covert action was seen by the Soviet Union and the West as providing a less risky and more cost effective way to make gains in the Cold War. In this class, we will read five books set during the Cold War that deal with the methods of spying adopted by Soviet and Western governments.
Seven sessions. E - $250, L - $275
Tom Irvine is Chief Information Officer for the Chicago Community Trust. He has a deep interest in mystery and spy novels.
- Joseph Kanon, Leaving Berlin. Atria Books, 2014. ISBN: 978-1476704647
- Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana. Penguin Classics, 1958. ISBN: 978-0142438008
- Charles McCarry, The Miernik Dossier. Harry N. Abrams, 1973. ISBN: 978-1585679423
- John LeCarre, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. Penguin Books, 1974. ISBN: 978-0143119784
- Milt Bearden, The Black Tulip. Random House, 1998. ISBN: 978-0375760839
For the first class pages 1 - 200 from Leaving Berlin.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.