Beethoven's Mask--the autobiography (but much, much more) of George Jonas, the author of Vengeance (on which Spielberg's Munich is loosely and the earlier The Sword of Gideon is more faithfully based) and several other works, including books of poems--is a fabulous read. There are chuck full of insights on innumerable topics, especially European and world politics and, interestingly from a Canadian and former European, on anti-Americanism, with quotable sentences following quotable sentences in wonderfully great numbers. Trust me--despite my mild bias since Jonas also escaped from Hungary to North American (Canada)--the book is delightful, funny and also very informative. The writing is self-assured but not pedantic or dogmatic. This is a very rewarding read indeed.