Adam LeBor

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Adam LeBor (born 1961) is a British author and journalist based in Budapest, Hungary.[1] He has worked as a foreign correspondent since 1991, covering the collapse of Communism and the Yugoslav wars and since working in over 30 different countries. He currently reports from Central Europe for The Times and Monocle magazine. In the United States, he contributes to the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler.[2][3]

He also works as a literary critic for The Economist, the Sunday Telegraph and Literary Review.[3] LeBor is the author of six non-fiction books, covering topics as diverse as Muslim Europe and America, Swiss banks’ cooperation with Nazi Germany, a biography of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic and the failure of the UN to deal with cases of genocide.[4] He co-wrote and presented Jaffa Stories, a documentary for the BBC based on his book City of Oranges.[5]

The Budapest Protocol[edit]

His first novel, The Budapest Protocol, was published by Reportage Press in May 2009 in the UK. It was described by Boris Starling as ‘a superior thriller; tense, intelligent and thought-provoking. One of those rare books which flies by while you're reading it, but stays with you long after you've finished'.[6]

Part of the inspiration for the book was US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128, which is also known as The Red House Report. The report was taken at the Maison Rouge Hotel in Strasbourg on August 10, 1944. The meeting included Nazi officials and German industrialists who made a plan for Germany's post-war recovery.[7]

Towel of Basel[edit]

In 2013 PublicAffairs published Tower of Basel, an investigative history of the Bank for International Settlements.[8]

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