Our Kind of Traitor Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Our Kind of Traitor


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143176466

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Our Kind of Traitor Book Description :

Two young lovers treat themselves to a once-in-a-lifetime holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. He's an austere tutor at Oxford. She's a sparky rising London barrister. Their native Britain is floundering in debt. On the second day of their holiday they encounter a rich, charismatic 50-something Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula, wears a diamondencrusted Rolex watch, has a tattoo on the knuckle of his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else Dima wants is the engine that drives John le Carré's majestic, thrilling, tragic, funny, and utterly engrossing new novel of greed and corruption, from the arctic hells of the gulag archipelago to a billionaire's yacht anchored off the Adriatic Coast; to the Men's Final of the French Open tennis championships at the Roland Garros stadium; to two murky Swiss bankers dubbed Peter and the Wolf; and finally and fatally to a Swiss alpine resort nestling in the shadow of the north face of the Eiger and the story's terrifying end.

Our Kind of Traitor Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Our Kind of Traitor


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141971537

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Our Kind of Traitor Book Description :

Our Kind of Traitor is an enhanced digital title containing video material viewable on colour devices, such as the iPad. With an exclusive audio/visual recording of John le Carré reading from the novel and rare and exclusive audio footage of the author talking about the inspiration behind the book, as well as a letter from le Carré to eBook readers, this enhanced eBook will bring an enriched reading experience to fans of John le Carré and eBook lovers everywhere. Please note that this is a large file which will take some time to download over slower connections. In Our Kind of Traitor an English couple, Perry and Gail, are taking an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean Island of Antigua when they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment. 'A teasing, beguiling, masterly performance' Sunday Times 'Chilling and astute . . . In Our Kind of Traitor, there is not a hair out of place . . . Le Carré has done it again for our nasty new age' The Times 'John le Carré's bullet train of a new thriller is part vintage John le Carré and part Alfred Hitchcock . . . The author's most thrilling thriller in years' New York Times

Our Kind of Traitor Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Our Kind of Traitor


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141049168

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Our Kind of Traitor Book Description :

Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Book
Score: 4
From 93 Ratings

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2006-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143186373

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Book Description :

George Smiley’s deadly game Smiley and his people are facing a remarkable challenge: a mole—a Soviet double agent—who has burrowed his way in and up to the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital operations and their best networks. The mole is one of their own kind. But who is it?

A Delicate Truth Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

A Delicate Truth


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143188919

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A Delicate Truth Book Description :

2008: A covert counterterror operation code-named Wildlife is to be mounted on the Rock of Gibraltar. This one is right off the books; the target code-named PUNTER. The Brits on land, the American mercenaries by sea. Kit Probyn, an upright Foreign Office veteran with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, will be the minister’s eyes and ears on the ground. His “red telephone.” Toby Bell, a rising Foreign Office star and the minister’s personal private secretary, has been kept out of the loop. Why? There are whispers of private armies, bounty, dicey intelligence, corporate wars. 2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier who took part in Wildlife delivers a message from the dead. The worlds of Toby Bell and Kit Probyn collide. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, at what point do these two good men become guilty bystanders?

A Most Wanted Man Book
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings

A Most Wanted Man


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-07-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143193838

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A Most Wanted Man Book Description :

A starved Russian Muslim boy is smuggled into Hamburg by night. He says his name is Issa. He has mysterious links. Annabel, a German civil rights lawyer desperate to save Issa from deportation, appeals to Tommy Brue, owner of a failing British bank. A triangle of impossible loves is born. Scenting a kill in the War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents. Peopled with unforgettable characters, A Most Wanted Man prickles with humour and tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is also a work of deep humanity and irresistible relevance to our times.

Our Kind of Traitor Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Our Kind of Traitor


  • Author : Zara Hakan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre:
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Our Kind of Traitor Book Description :

The unrivaled master of spy fiction returns with a taut and suspenseful tale of dirty money and dirtier politics. For nearly half a century, John le Carré's limitless imagination has enthralled millions of readers and moviegoers around the globe. From the cold war to the bitter fruits of colonialism to unrest in the Middle East, he has reinvented the spy novel again and again. Now, le Carré makes his Viking debut with a stunning tour-de- force that only a craftsman of his caliber could pen. As menacing and flawlessly paced as The Little Drummer Girl and as morally complex as The Constant Gardener, *Our Kind of Traitor * is signature le Carré. Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. In exchange for amnesty, Dima is ready to rat out his vory (Russian criminal brotherhood) compatriots and expose corruption throughout the so-called legitimate financial and political worlds. Soon, the guileless couple find themselves pawns in a deadly endgame whose outcome will be determined by the victor of the British Secret Service's ruthless internecine battles. Watch a Video From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Those readers who have found post–cold war le Carré too cerebral will have much to cheer about with this Russian mafia spy thriller. While on holiday in Antigua, former Oxford tutor Perry Makepiece and his lawyer girlfriend, Gail Perkins, meet Dmitri "Dima" Vladimirovich Krasnov, an avuncular Russian businessman who challenges Perry to a tennis match. Even though Perry wins, Dima takes a shine to the couple, and soon they're visiting with his extended family. At Dima's request, Perry conveys a message to MI6 in England that Dima wishes to defect, and on arriving home, Perry and Gail receive a summons from MI6 to a debriefing. Not only is Dima a Russian oligarch, he's also one of the wor

The Mission Song Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Mission Song


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143183044

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The Mission Song Book Description :

In his twentieth novel, John le Carré returns to Africa with a new tale of mystery and corruption that bears the hallmarks of classic le Carré storytelling. By turns thriller, romance, and exposé of post-colonial politics, The Mission Song chronicles interpreter Bruno Salvador’s journey into the darkness of Western hypocrisy and deceit. Born to a Congolese mother and an Irish–French father and educated in Britain, “Salvo” is the faithful servant eager to play his minor part in brokering a deal that would ostensibly bring peace and prosperity to the resource-rich but ravaged Congo. But Salvo finds himself both hunter and prey when he stumbles into a carefully plotted swindle that will only further devastate his birthplace.

The Little Drummer Girl Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Little Drummer Girl


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143182924

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The Little Drummer Girl Book Description :

Charlie is a promiscuous, unsuccessful English actress in her twenties. Intrigued by a handsome, solitary stranger, she finds herself lured into the “theatre of the real.” For the mysterious man is Kurtz, an embattled Israeli intelligence officer out to stop the bombing of Jews in Europe. Forced to play her most challenging role, Charlie is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist … and soon proves herself a double agent of the highest order.

A Perfect Spy Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

A Perfect Spy


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2008-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143182993

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A Perfect Spy Book Description :

The premier spy novelist of our time now gives us his largest and most engaging work. It is a novel that plumbs the essential nature of espionage itself as it interweaves the story of a secret international manhunt with the unfolding of a secret life—the life of a man of spectacular gifts, nursed on deceit, schooled in betrayal, incapable of love: a perfect spy. The man is Magnus Pym, a senior partner in "the Firm" of British intelligence; a man whose boundless charm, energy, and wit so dazzle that no two people have ever perceived him in the same way; a man unknown, really, and perhaps unknowable, even to those closest to him. Especially now. For Magnus Pym has disappeared. His superiors, his colleagues, his friends are baffled. Even his wife (the perfect wife of a perfect spy) is shaken. And while we follow their frenzied attempts to discover Pym's whereabouts—a search that soon galvanizes the espionage communities of both East and West as it continually opens into new labyrinths of mystery, as it unearths a clandestine chain of operations in Washington, Vienna, Prague London, Berlin—we are drawn simultaneously into a drama even more powerful: the prelude to Pym's disappearance, the story of his education as a spy. It begins with a boyhood lived on an emotional seesaw, marked alternately by extravagance and deprivation, dominated by a man both adored and adoring who educated Pym from birth in the ways of his as yet unchosen profession. The man: Pym's father, a builder of (invariably toppling) empires, a con artist on a grand scale, a charmer who inspires complete loyalty, then wantonly exploits it. And we watch as Pym learns from him to deceive reflexively, learns to master the linked arts of guile and seeming guileless, acquires a moral code that equates love with betrayal...a code that the seventeen-year-old draws upon when, as a pawn in one of his father's schemes, he finds himself cut off, alone in Switzerland ("the spiritual home of all natural spies"),

Smiley s People Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Smiley s People


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2006-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143182931

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Smiley s People Book Description :

The return of George Smiley It’s an emergency, George. You remember Vladimir. George, are you awake? You remember the old General, George? The phone call that dragged George Smiley, acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it.

The Constant Gardener Book
Score: 3
From 37 Ratings

The Constant Gardener


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143183037

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The Constant Gardener Book Description :

Love. At any cost. Tessa Quayle-young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin-is gruesomely murdered in northern Kenya. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect but also a target for Tessa's killers. A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carré portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy as Justin Quayle-amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat-discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

A Traitor to His Species Book

A Traitor to His Species


  • Author : Ernest Freeberg
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541674165

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A Traitor to His Species Book Description :

From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals. In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man and beast alike. The industrial city brought suffering, but it also inspired a compassion for animals that fueled a controversial anti-cruelty movement. From the center of these debates, Henry Bergh launched a shocking campaign to grant rights to animals. A Traitor to His Species is revelatory social history, awash with colorful characters. Cheered on by thousands of men and women who joined his cause, Bergh fought with robber barons, Five Points gangs, and legendary impresario P.T. Barnum, as they pushed for new laws to protect trolley horses, livestock, stray dogs, and other animals. Raucous and entertaining, A Traitor to His Species tells the story of a remarkable man who gave voice to the voiceless and shaped our modern relationship with animals.

Traitor Book

Traitor


  • Author : Amanda McCrina
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374313548

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Traitor Book Description :

Amanda McCrina's Traitor is a tightly woven YA thrill ride exploring political conflict, deep-seated prejudice, and the terror of living in a world where betrayal is a matter of life or death. “Alive with detail and vivid with insight, Traitor is an effortlessly immersive account of a shocking and little-known moment in the turbulent history of Poland and Ukraine—and ironically, a piercing and bittersweet story of unflinching loyalty. I think Tolya has left my heart a little damaged forever.” —Elizabeth Wein, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Code Name Verity and The Enigma Game Poland, 1944. After the Soviet liberation of Lwów from Germany, the city remains a battleground between resistance fighters and insurgent armies, its loyalties torn between Poland and Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Tolya Korolenko is half Ukrainian, half Polish, and he joined the Soviet Red Army to keep himself alive and fed. When he not-quite-accidentally shoots his unit's political officer in the street, he's rescued by a squad of Ukrainian freedom fighters. They might have saved him, but Tolya doesn't trust them. He especially doesn't trust Solovey, the squad's war-scarred young leader, who has plenty of secrets of his own. Then a betrayal sends them both on the run. And in a city where loyalty comes second to self-preservation, a traitor can be an enemy or a savior—or sometimes both.

Our Game Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

Our Game


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143183013

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Our Game Book Description :

With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left...

Absolute Friends Book
Score: 3
From 20 Ratings

Absolute Friends


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2006-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143183006

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Absolute Friends Book Description :

An absolutely triumphant bestseller Absolute Friends has been hailed everywhere as the masterpiece toward which John le Carré has been building since the fall of Communism. This thrilling tale of loyalty, betrayal, and international espionage spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances alliances that aren’t always what they seem to be.

The Angel Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Angel


  • Author : Uri Bar-Joseph
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062420121

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The Angel Book Description :

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country’s government. But Marwan himself had a secret: He was a spy for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Under the codename “The Angel,” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services—and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat. Drawing on meticulous research and interviews with many key participants, Uri Bar Joseph pieces together Marwan’s story. In the process, he sheds new light on this volatile time in modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, culminating in 2011’s Arab Spring. The Angel also chronicles the discord within the Israeli government that brought down Prime Minister Golda Meir. However, this nail-biting narrative doesn’t end with Israel’s victory in the Yom Kippur War. Marwan eluded Egypt’s ruthless secret services for many years, but then somebody talked. Five years later, in 2007, his body was found in the garden of his London apartment building. Police suspected he had been thrown from his fifth-floor balcony, and thanks to explosive new evidence, Bar-Joseph can finally reveal who, how, and why.

The Russia House Book
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

The Russia House


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143183068

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The Russia House Book Description :

In Moscow, highly classified military documents have been leaked. If they make it into the wrong hands, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Barley Blair, a bewildered, drink-marinated English publisher, becomes the unlikely recipient of the smuggled documents. Blair is hardly to the taste of the spymasters, yet he has to be used. John le Carré catches history in the act and gives us a magnificent thriller, a love story, an ethical puzzle, and a chilling portrayal of the Cold War. As the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.

My Traitor s Heart Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

My Traitor s Heart


  • Author : Rian Malan
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2012-03-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802193902

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My Traitor s Heart Book Description :

An Afrikaner crime reporter returns home to face the evil and complex legacy of South African apartheid in “a witness-bearing act of the rarest courage” (Michael Kerr). Rian Malan’s classic work of reportage, My Traitor’s Heart is at once beautiful, horrifying, and profound in ways that earned him comparisons to Michael Herr and Ryszard Kapuściński and inspired the London Times to call him “South Africa’s Hunter S. Thompson.” An Afrikaner, Malan is the scion of a centuries-old clan deeply involved in the creation of apartheid. As a young crime reporter, he covered the atrocities of an undeclared race war and ultimately fled the country, unhinged by what he had seen. Eight years later, he returns to confront his own demons, and those that are tearing his country apart. With unflinching candor, Malan explores the grizzly violence and perverse rationalizations at the root of his nation’s identity. Written in the final years of apartheid’s bloody collapse, My Traitor’s Heart still resonates, offering a “passionate, blazingly honest testament” to the darkest recesses of the black and white South African psyches. “Those who read it will never again see South Africa the same way” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

The Spy and the Traitor Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Spy and the Traitor


  • Author : Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771060342

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The Spy and the Traitor Book Description :

The celebrated author of A Spy Among Friends and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Cold War-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets. Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations.