The Spy and the Traitor

The Spy and the Traitor
Author: Ben MacIntyre
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN: 0241186676
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spy and the Traitor Book Excerpt:

*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

Summary of The Spy and the Traitor By Ben Macintyre

Summary of The Spy and the Traitor By Ben Macintyre
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Spy and the Traitor By Ben Macintyre Book Excerpt:

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).

A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1408851725
Category: Espionage, Soviet
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spy Among Friends Book Excerpt:

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

Agent Sonya

Agent Sonya
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 9780593136324
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agent Sonya Book Excerpt:

The "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War's most intrepid female spy. "[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.

Double Cross

Double Cross
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1408830620
Category: Deception (Military science)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Cross Book Excerpt:

The number one bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat exposes the true story of the D Day Spies.

A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 9781408851784
Category: Spies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spy Among Friends Book Excerpt:

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.

Agent Sonya

Agent Sonya
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 9780241986950
Category: Espionage, Soviet
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agent Sonya Book Excerpt:

Ursula Kuczynski Burton was a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent. Codenamed 'Agent Sonya', her story has never been told - until now. Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. As a fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, Ursula was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century. In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian Ben Macintyre delivers an exhilarating tale that's as fast-paced as any fiction. It is the incredible story of one spy's life, a life that would alter the course of history...

The Englishman s Daughter

The Englishman s Daughter
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781587242328
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Englishman s Daughter Book Excerpt:

In the first terrifying days of World War I, four British soldiers found themselves trapped behind enemy lines on the western front. They were forced to hide in the tiny French village of Villeret, whose inhabitants made the courageous decision to shelter the fugitives until they could pass as Picard peasants. The Englishman's Daughter is the never-before-told story of these extraordinary men, their protectors, and of the haunting love affair between Private Robert Digby and Claire Dessenne, the most beautiful woman in Villeret. Their passion would result in the birth of a child known as "The Englishman's Daughter," and in an act of unspeakable betrayal, a tragic legacy that would haunt the village for generations to come. Through the testimonies of the villagers and the last letters of the soldiers, acclaimed journalist Ben Macintyre has pieced together a harrowing account of how life was lived behind enemy lines during the Great War, and offers a compelling solution to a gripping mystery that reverberates to this day.

Agent Sonya

Agent Sonya
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN: 9780241408513
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agent Sonya Book Excerpt:

In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important female spy in history.

Forgotten Fatherland

Forgotten Fatherland
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 140883815X
Category: Germans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Fatherland Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Double Cross the true story of Friedrich Nietzsche's bigoted, imperious sister who founded a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay together with a band of blond-haired fellow Germans.

Agent Zigzag

Agent Zigzag
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2008-08
ISBN: 0307353419
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agent Zigzag Book Excerpt:

A gripping portrait of the ultimate double agent draws on recently declassified documents to recount the remarkable exploits of the enigmatic Eddie Chapman, Agent Zigzag, a criminal, con man, and philanderer trained by the Nazis as a spy who became a British agent at the heart of the German Secret Service. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

A Foreign Field

A Foreign Field
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Prisoners of war
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Foreign Field Book Excerpt:

Four young British soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines at the height of the fighting on the Western front in August 1914; unable to get back to their units, they shelter in the tiny French village of Villeret. Living in daily fear of capture and execution, they are fed, clothed and protected by the villagers including the local matriarch, Madame Dessenne, the baker and his wife.

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781408486535
Category: Deception
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Mincemeat Book Excerpt:

One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War.

Agent Zigzag

Agent Zigzag
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Bloomsbury UK
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Espionage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agent Zigzag Book Excerpt:

One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, inside the traitor was a hero, inside the villain, a man of conscience: the problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters, was knowing where one ended and the other began. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent. -- Publisher's description.

Rogue Heroes

Rogue Heroes
Author: Ben MacIntyre
Publsiher: Signal Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 9780771060328
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rogue Heroes Book Excerpt:

The latest from the bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends -- the untold story of one of WWII's most important secret military units. Ben Macintyre's latest book of derring-do and wartime intrigue reveals the incredible story of the last truly unsung secret organization of World War II -- Britain's Special Air Service, or the SAS. Facing long odds and a tough slog against Rommel and the German tanks in the Middle East theatre, Britain turned to the brainchild of one its most unlikely heroes -- David Stirling, a young man whose aimlessness and almost practiced ennui belied a remarkable mind for strategy. With the help of his equally unusual colleague, the rough-and-tumble Jock Lewes, Stirling sought to assemble a crack team of highly trained men who would parachute in behind enemy lines to throw monkey wrenches into the German war machine. Though he faced stiff resistance from those who believed such activities violated the classic rules of war, Stirling persevered and in the process created a legacy. Staffed by brilliant, idiosyncratic men whose talents defied both tradition and expectations, the SAS would not only change the course of the war, but the very nature of combat itself. Written with complete access to the never-before-seen SAS archives (who chose Macintyre as their official historian), Rogue Heroes offers a powerfully intimate look at life on the battlefield as lived by a group of remarkable soldiers whose contributions have, until now, gone unrecognized beyond the classified world. Filled with wrenching set pieces and weaving its way through multiple theatres of our grandest and most terrible war, this book is both an excellent addition to the Macintyre library and a critical piece in our understanding of the war's unfolding.

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0307453286
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Mincemeat Book Excerpt:

Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe. By the author of Agent Zigzag. Reprint. A best-selling book.

The Napoleon of Crime

The Napoleon of Crime
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bank robberies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forgotten Fatherland

Forgotten Fatherland
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: Signal Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-09
ISBN: 9780771029844
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Fatherland Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling, acclaimed author of A Spy Among Friends, The Spy and the Traitor, and Rogue Heroes, the fascinating story of Elisabeth Nietzsche's maniacal attempt to found a utopian colony in the jungles of Paraguay in the late nineteenth century. In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, the bigoted, imperious sister of the famous philosopher, founded a "racially pure" colony in Paraguay together with her husband, anti-Semitic agitator Bernhard Förster, and a band of fair-skinned fellow Germans. In 1991 Ben Macintyre tracked down the survivors of Nueva Germania, as the colony was called, and found a strange, tight-lipped people, still interbreeding to the point of genetic deterioration. Digging into recently opened German archives, Macintyre tells how Elisabeth, who returned to Germany in 1893, grafted her anti-Semitic, nationalist ideas onto her brother's philosophy, building a mythic cult around him. Elisabeth later became a mentor to Hitler; her stately funeral in 1935 was attended by a tearful Führer. Laced with mordant irony, Macintyre's brilliant piece of investigative journalism adds weight to the view, shared by many scholars, that the Nazis' use of Friedrich Nietzsche's ideas to justify their evil deeds and doctrines was a perversion of his thought.

SAS

SAS
Author: Ben MacIntyre
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09
ISBN: 9780241186633
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SAS Book Excerpt:

"The SAS is the world's most renowned and ruthless special forces unit. Launched by a small band of maverick officers in the darkest days of the Second World War, the SAS played a pivotal role in the Allied victory. Now, 75 years on, it has finally decided to tell its story. It has opened all its secret archives to an author for the first time. This is a book about a new style of warfare, and an unexpected species of hero. This is a book about the meaning of courage."

Josiah the Great

Josiah the Great
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: HarperPress
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 9780007428199
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Josiah the Great Book Excerpt:

This is the story of Josiah Harlan, the American adventurer who forged his own kingdom in Afghanistan during the nineteenth century and subsequently became the inspiration for Kipling's 'The Man Who Would Be King.'.