Soldier, Spy

Author: Victor Gregg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408867877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Beginning in 1946, when Victor Gregg was demobbed after the end of the Second World War and deposited in London Paddington, Soldier, Spy is the story of a soldier returning to civilian life and all the challenges it entails. Facing a new and ever-changing London, a shifting political landscape and plenty of opportunities to make a few bob, repairing the bomb damage and doing construction work on the Festival of Britain site, Vic moves from one job and pastime to the next, becoming by turns cyclist, builder, decorator, trade union official, Communist Party member and long-distance lorry driver. Finally he is offered 'a nice clean job' as chauffeur to the chairman of the Moscow Narodny Bank in which he will be able to return home to his wife and children every night. However, there is more to his new employers than meets the eye, and it is not long before his wartime work with the Long Range Desert group catches up with him in the form of an approach from the security services. Lured by the excitement his postwar life has lacked, Vic adds spy to his roster of employments, risking everything in the process.

Soldier Spy

Author: Tom Marcus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405927887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3523

Soldier Spy is the first true story told by an MI5 officer. A shocking, honest account revealing never-before-seen detail into MI5's operation. 'I do it because it is all I know. I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.' Bestselling author Tom Marcus is the first MI5 officer to tell the true story of British counter terrorism operations on our streets. Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents. It was a job that took over his life for months at a time and cost him dear, taking him to the limit of physical and mental endurance. Filled with extraordinary, searing accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country's streets safe. 'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication' Sunday Times 'A blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in remarkable detail' Daily Telegraph 'Startling, absolutely fascinating. A footsoldier's account out on the street. A vivid picture of surveillance'Midweek, Radio 4 'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun

Hot Soldier Spy

Author: Cindy Dees

Publisher: Cynthia Dees

ISBN: 0996088458


Page: 224

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241323452

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5449

The first part of John le Carré's acclaimed Karla Trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sees the beginning of the stealthy Cold War cat-and-mouse game between the taciturn, dogged George Smiley and his wily Soviet counterpart. A mole, implanted by Moscow Centre, has infiltrated the highest ranks of the British Intelligence Service, almost destroying it in the process. And so former spymaster George Smiley has been brought out of retirement in order to hunt down the traitor at the very heart of the Circus - even though it may be one of those closest to him. 'A stunning story' Wall Street Journal 'A great thriller, the best le Carré has written' Spectator THE FIFTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL

Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy

Author: Christopher Grasso

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019754732X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 778

"Teacher, preacher, soldier, spy: the civil wars of John R. Kelso is an account of an extraordinary nineteenth-century American life. A schoolteacher and Methodist preacher in Missouri, in the Civil War Kelso earned fame fighting rebel guerrillas. Seeking personal revenge as well as defending the Union, he vowed to slay twenty-five rebels with his own hand, and when he did so he was elected to Congress. In the House of Representatives during Reconstruction, he was one of the first to call for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. After his term in Congress, personal tragedy drove him west, where he became a freethinking lecturer and author, an atheist, a Spiritualist, and, before his death in 1891, an anarchist. John R. Kelso was many things. He was also a strong-willed son, a passionate husband, and a loving and grieving father. The Civil War remained central to his life, challenging his notions of manhood and honor, his ideals of liberty and equality, and his beliefs about politics, religion, morality, and human nature. Throughout his life, too, he fought private wars-not only against former friends and alienated family members, rebellious students and disaffected church congregations, political opponents and religious critics, but also against the warring impulses in his own complex character. His life story moreover, offers a unique vantage upon dimensions of nineteenth-century American culture that are usually treated separately: religious revivalism and political anarchism; sex, divorce, and Civil War battles; freethinking and the Wild West"--

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 2808015755

Category: Study Aids

Page: 48

View: 2554

Unlock the more straightforward side of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré, the fifth novel featuring the celebrated spymaster George Smiley. In this instalment, Smiley comes out of retirement at the behest of his former colleague Peter Guillam in order to track down a Soviet mole at the heart of the British Intelligence Service. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a masterful exploration of the tensions of this period and the far-reaching impact of Britain’s declining place in the world. John le Carré is an internationally renowned writer of spy novels. His best-known works include The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, The Night Manager and The Constant Gardener. Find out everything you need to know about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

The Librarian Brother Soldier Spy

Author: Robert A. Rungkat

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145684394X

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 4676

Alex Renault and his brother Michael spend much of their early years of childhood in the Middle East, SE Asia and Australia with their diplomatic parents. Alex’s parents finally decide to make Adelaide, South Australia, their permanent living abode, but not before the parents depart once again on a mysterious mission overseas. Alex’s father declares to his children this will be the parents final and last. From then on, many events take twists and turns with a macabre discovery of a dead body of a young man and woman on Adelaide’s River Torrens. Terrorists bombing occur in this sedate city, Alex’s girlfriend Linda is targeted, the storyline thickens with more twists and turns, it becomes worse when Alex is told of news that knocks him for a six by his detective friend James. It will open many readers’ eyes to adjoin the world of realism and nonfiction in deciding which is what, as some dates and places described are so familiar, but totally Fiction indeed.



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British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire

Author: Sam Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317678958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 2879

The position of spy fiction is largely synonymous in popular culture with ideas of patriotism and national security, with the spy himself indicative of the defence of British interests and the preservation of British power around the globe. This book reveals a more complicated side to these assumptions than typically perceived, arguing that the representation of space and power within spy fiction is more complex than commonly assumed. Instead of the British spy tirelessly maintaining the integrity of Empire, this volume illustrates how spy fiction contains disunities and disjunctions in its representation of space, and the relationship between the individual and the state in an era of declining British power. Focusing primarily on the work of Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and John le Carre, the volume brings a fresh methodological approach to the study of spy fiction and Cold War culture. It presents close textual analysis within a framework of spatial and sovereign theory as a means of examining the cultural impact of decolonization and the shifting geopolitics of the Cold War. Adopting a thematic approach to the analysis of space in spy fiction, the text explores the reciprocal process by which contextual history intersects with literature throughout the period in question, arguing that spy fiction is responsible for reflecting, strengthening and, in some cases, precipitating cultural anxieties over decolonization and the end of Empire. This study promises to be a welcome addition to the developing field of spy fiction criticism and popular culture studies. Both engaging and original in its approach, it will be important reading for students and academics engaged in the study of Cold War culture, popular literature, and the changing state of British identity over the course of the latter twentieth century.

Understanding John Le Carré

Author: John L. Cobbs

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570031687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 6290

John Cobbs establishes that contemporary English novelist John le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage, and that le Carre is preeminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners. Cobbs analyzes each of le Carre's novels and offers a biographical sketch, describing le Carre's often overlooked academic success and reputation as a once member of British Intelligence.