The definitive biography of Ian Fleming, sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, & author of the James Bond novels. Through hundreds of interviews & direct access to Flemings papers, as well as those of family & friends (which contain much previously unpublished & highly controversial material), Lycett reveals for the first time the truth behind the complicated facade of an enigmatic & remarkable man. Fleming masterminded numerous top secret operations, including Golden Eye, which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping the prototype CIA is also fully detailed. B&W photos.