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The Charm School
The Charm School
Author: Nelson DeMille
Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446675093
ISBN-10: 0446675091
Publication Date: 7/1/1999
Pages: 816
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
Outstanding read! A secret Russian program to train their KGB agents to pass for Americans by setting up a camp to duplicate an American town filled with Vietnam War POWs.
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Helpful Score: 3
An 80's Russian Spy novel. Well-written, easy to follow, great book if you have any interest in the Cold War espionage era. Lots of action, intrigue, and even a little romance.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow, twists and turns and spies!! The scary thing about this book is the fact that I believe (at least) that this could really happen or heck it could be happening already!!!

The world we live in!

I never knew up to the very end what the outcome would be!!

I know its an old book, but it is worth the read if you have never read this book. I had never read it and everyone sitting in the room when the book was brought up in discussion was practically appalled that I had never read this book!
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Helpful Score: 2
Demille never misses with his plots and humor.
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this was my first DeMille book,so many years still remains myfavorite. it tells the tale in the cold war era,set in russia and the discoveryof the Charm School...if i tell you anymore,it would ruin it.
this book set me on a DeMille journey that has lasted many years.his older stuff is much better than hi current works.
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Another typical DeMille book, very good reading.
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Hands down, my favorite Demille novel, EVER. It is your classic mix of espionage and thriller. I am an twenty-something adn think it may not appeal to a lot of people my age, due to their lack of knowledge and understanding of the Cold War. I, however, get just as hung up it as I do the Vietnam war, so Demille's military books suit me just fine. I have read 10 of his novels and have yet to find one disappointing. Pick up this book, fall in love with Lisa, hope the best for her and Hollis, and always keep an eye out for Alevy; you'll read it again within the year. I promise (this comes from a guy who has never re-read a book in is life) that if you're into spy stories and/or the Cold War that this is THE book for you.
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Great read....