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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Olmsted, Kathryn S.
Red spy queen.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002
|Named Person:||Elizabeth Bentley; Elizabeth Bentley; Elizabeth Bentley|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kathryn S Olmsted
|Description:||xiv, 268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Chapter 1: The sad and lonely girl --
Chapter 2: Vitally important work --
Chapter 3: Clever girl --
Chapter 4: A serious and dangerous burden --
Chapter 5: Get rid of her --
Chapter 6: The blonde spy queen --
Chapter 7: False witness --
Chapter 8: Somewhat hysterical.
|Responsibility:||Kathryn S. Olmsted.|
"Bentley played a crucial role in the cultural and political history of the early Cold War, but she has long been overlooked or underestimated by historians. Even in her own time, journalists and investigators joked about her looks and character, portraying her as either a seductive siren or a vengeful old maid. But Bentley helped remake American politics. Her accusations led to the most sensational spy cases of the Cold War and convinced many Americans that homegrown radicals posed a serious threat to national security.".
"For years, it has been difficult to assess Bentley's veracity. New documents from Russian and American archives now make it possible to determine when she was telling the truth and when - and why - she decided to lie. Far from a pathetic, lovelorn fool, she was a shrewd woman who succeeded in outsmarting both the NKGB and the FBI. This long overdue biography rescues Elizabeth Bentley from obscurity and tells her dramatic life story."--BOOK JACKET.
- Bentley, Elizabeth.
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- Service des renseignements -- URSS.
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