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Spies : the secret agents who changed the course of history

Author: Ernest Volkman
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spies have long existed in the popular imagination as glamorous and shadowy figures. But how much is known about the real-life practitioners of the "black art" of espionage? In this enthralling look into the world of covert intelligence, renowned historian of espionage Ernest Volkman strips away the myths and Hollywood hype to reveal the actual human dramas behind "the world's second oldest profession." Spies is a
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Volkman, Ernest.
Spies.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1994
(OCoLC)891906865
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Volkman
ISBN: 0471557145 9780471557142 0471025062 9780471025061
OCLC Number: 28634352
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Fritz Kauders: Triumph of the Schieber --
H.A.R. Philby: The Mole's Mole --
Anthony Blunt: "The Pope Wants You!" --
Oleg Penkovsky: Soldier for Peace --
George Blake: The Manchurian Candidate --
Nikolai and Nadjeda Skoblin: Death and the Kursk Nightingale --
Israel Beer: The Man Who Never Was --
Vladimir I. Vetrov: The Murder of Line X --
Afansy M. Shorikhov: Flight of the Football Fan --
Igor Gouzenko: The First Man --
Anatoli Golitsin: Even a Paranoid Has Enemies --
Whittaker Chambers: The Man with Two Faces --
Leiba Domb: The Red Orchestra --
Wilhelm Wassmuss: The German Lawrence --
Ian Fleming: Art Imitates Life --
Dusko Popov: The Real James Bond --
K W. Winterbotham: The Spy in the Sky --
Amy Thorpe Pack: The Siren Spy --
Richard Sorge: The Greatest of Them All --
Ruth Kuczynski: The Radio in the Teddy Bear --
Herbert Yardley: The American Black Chamber --
Eric Erickson: The Counterfeit Traitor --
Elsbeth Schragmueller: Fraulein Doktor --
Margareta Zelle: Mata Hari, The Eye of Dawn --
Wolfgang Lotz, Eliyahu Cohen: The Eyes of Israel --
Larry Wu-Tai Chin: The Spy in the Casino --
Klaus Fuchs: The Man Who Stole the Atomic Bomb --
Alfred Redl: Feasting with Panthers --
K'ang Sheng, Tai Li: Terror in China --
Markus Wolf: The Hour of Karla --
William Stephenson: The Saga of Intrepid --
Claude Dansey: The King of Z --
Feliks Dzerzhinsky, Jan Berzin: Midnight in Lubyanka --
Kenji Doihara: The Snake in the Basket --
Laventri Beria: "Give Me a Man" --
Reinhard Heydrich: A Terrible Secret --
Gabor Peter: The Hunchback of Budapest --
Heinrich Mueller: A Nazi in Moscow --
Rudolf Roessler: The Enigma of Lucy --
Vitali Yurchenko: The Spy Who Changed His Mind --
Nicolai F. Artamanov: The Double Agent Who Wasn't --
Ernest Hemingway: Papa's Crook Factory --
Graham Greene: Our Man in Havana --
Giovanni Montini: The Pope as Spy --
W. Somerset Maugham: Our Man in Petrograd.
Responsibility: Ernest Volkman.
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Real stories of espionage from around the globe Spies: The Secret Agents Who Changed the Course of History details the stories behind some of the world's most legendary secret agents.  Read more...

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