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Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor tells the thrilling true story of the most important female spy in history: an agent code-named "Sonya," who set the stage for the Cold War. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Macintyre, Ben, 1963-
Agent Sonya.
New York : Crown, [2020]
(DLC) 2020019326
(OCoLC)1143626728
Named Person: Ruth Werner; Ruth Werner
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Macintyre
ISBN: 9780593136317 0593136314
OCLC Number: 1159827004
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Whirl --
Whore of the Orient --
Agent Ramsay --
When Sonya is Dancing --
The Spies Who Loved Her --
Sparrow --
Aboard the Conte Verde --
Our Woman in Manchuria --
Vagabond Life --
From Peking to Poland --
In for a Penny --
The Molehill --
A Marriage of Convenience --
The Baby-Snatcher --
The Happy Time --
Barbarossa --
The Road to Hell --
Atomic Spies --
Milicent of MI5 --
Operation Hammer --
Rustle of Spring --
Great Rollright --
A Very Tough Nut --
Ruth Werner.
Responsibility: Ben Macintyre.

Abstract:

"The New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor tells the thrilling true story of the most important female spy in history: an agent code-named "Sonya," who set the stage for the Cold War. 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."--

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