The Spy and the Traitor

Author: Ben MacIntyre

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241186676

Category: History

Page: 384

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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller* *Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize* *Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉ A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever... BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK, COLDITZ, IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

A Spy Among Friends

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408851725

Category: Espionage, Soviet

Page: 369

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From bestselling author Ben Macintyre, the true untold story of history's most famous traitor

Summary of The Spy and the Traitor By Ben Macintyre

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DISCLAIMER: This is a book summary of Thе Sру аnd the Trаіtоr - Thе Greatest Espionage Stоrу оf the Cold Wаr bу Ben Mасіntуrе and is not the original book. This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе аѕ a companion tо іt.SYNOPSIS: The Sру аnd thе Trаіtоr (2018) details thе rеаl-lіfе ѕру ѕtоrу оf Olеg Gоrdіеvѕkу, thе Soviet dоublе-аgеnt whоѕе efforts соntrіbutеd tо the еnd of thе Cоld Wаr. Thеѕе blіnkѕ trасе Gоrdіеvѕkу'ѕ progress thrоugh thе KGB аnd his уеаrѕ spying fоr MI6, thе Brіtіѕh ѕесrеt ѕеrvісе, bеfоrе hіѕ fіnаl dаrіng escape to the West. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Ben Mасіntуrе is a hіѕtоrіаn аnd newspaper соlumnіѕt fоr thе Tіmеѕ. Hе hаѕ wrіttеn tеn bооkѕ, several of which have been ѕhоrtlіѕtеd for еѕtееmеd bооk prizes. His tіtlеѕ include thе SAS: Rogue Hеrоеѕ (2016) and Agеnt Zіgzаg (2007).

Agent Sonya

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0593136322

Category: History

Page: 0

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind one of the Cold War’s most intrepid spies. “[An] immensely exciting, fast-moving account.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Foreign Affairs • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband, who worked as a machinist nearby. Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. By all accounts, she seemed to be living a simple, unassuming life. Her neighbors in the village knew little about her. They didn’t know that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. They didn’t know that her husband was also a spy, or that she was running powerful agents across Europe. Behind the facade of her picturesque life, Burton was a dedicated Communist, a Soviet colonel, and a veteran agent, gathering the scientific secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the bomb. This true-life spy story is a masterpiece about the woman code-named “Sonya.” Over the course of her career, she was hunted by the Chinese, the Japanese, the Nazis, MI5, MI6, and the FBI—and she evaded them all. Her story reflects the great ideological clash of the twentieth century—between Communism, Fascism, and Western democracy—and casts new light on the spy battles and shifting allegiances of our own times. With unparalleled access to Sonya’s diaries and correspondence and never-before-seen information on her clandestine activities, Ben Macintyre has conjured a page-turning history of a legendary secret agent, a woman who influenced the course of the Cold War and helped plunge the world into a decades-long standoff between nuclear superpowers.

Hitchcock and the Spy Film

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786733072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Film historian James Chapman has mined Hitchcock's own papers to investigate fully for the first time the spy thrillers of the world's most famous filmmaker. Hitchcock made his name as director of the spy movie. He returned repeatedly to the genre from the British classics of the 1930s, including The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, through wartime Hollywood films Foreign Correspondent and Saboteur to the Cold War tracts North by Northwest, Torn Curtain and his unmade film The Short Night. Chapman's close reading of these films demonstrates the development of Hitchcock's own style as well as how the spy genre as a whole responded to changing political and cultural contexts from the threat of Nazism in the 1930s and 40s to the atom spies and double agents of the post-war world.

A Spy Among Friends

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408851784

Category: Spies

Page: 368

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Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed. With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.

The Speaker

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The 17th and 18th Centuries

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135924147

Category: Reference

Page: 1534

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.