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The Resource Spies, lies and exile : the extraordinary story of Russian double agent George Blake, Simon Kuper, (eBook)

Spies, lies and exile : the extraordinary story of Russian double agent George Blake, Simon Kuper, (eBook)

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Spies, lies and exile : the extraordinary story of Russian double agent George Blake
Title
Spies, lies and exile
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of Russian double agent George Blake
Statement of responsibility
Simon Kuper
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Language
eng
Summary
For fans of John le Carré and Ben Macintyre, an exclusive first-person account of one of the Cold War's most notorious spies Few Cold War capers approach the sheer daring and treachery of the spy George Blake. After fighting in the Dutch resistance during World War II, Blake joined the British spy agency MI6 and was stationed in Seoul. Taken prisoner after the North Korean army overran his post in 1950, Blake later returned to England to a hero's welcome, carrying a dark secret: while in a communist prison camp, he had secretly switched sides to the KGB. As a Soviet double agent, Blake betrayed uncounted western spying operations- including the storied Berlin Tunnel, the most expensive covert project ever undertaken by the CIA and MI6. Blake exposed hundreds of western agents, forty of whom were likely executed. After his unmasking and arrest, he received, for that time, the longest sentence in modern British history. Much of Blake's career existed inside the hall of mirrors that was the Cold War, especially following his sensational escape from Wormwood Scrubs prison. Now that the master spy has died, veteran journalist Simon Kuper, finally sets the record straight. Kuper tracked Blake to his dacha outside Moscow, where the aging spy agreed to be interviewed for this unprecedented account of Cold War espionage
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Kuper, Simon
Dewey number
327.120924
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Blake, George
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
Spies, lies and exile : the extraordinary story of Russian double agent George Blake, Simon Kuper, (eBook)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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MWT13966081
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620973769
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13966081
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13966081
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Spies, lies and exile : the extraordinary story of Russian double agent George Blake, Simon Kuper, (eBook)
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT13966081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620973769
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13966081
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13966081
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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