Stalin's American spy : Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European show trials (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Stalin's American spy : Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European show trials

Author: Tony Sharp
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show-trials  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Noel Haviland Field; Allen Dulles; Allen Dulles; Noel Haviland Field
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Sharp
ISBN: 9781849043441 1849043442
OCLC Number: 880404233
Notes: "Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show trials that led to the imprisonment and judicial murder of numerous Czechoslovak, German, Polish and Hungarian party members. Yet there were other events in his very strange career that could give rise to the suspicion that Field was an American spy who had infiltrated the Communist movement at the behest of Allen Dulles, the wartime OSS chief in Switzerland who later headed the CIA."--Jacket.
Description: xiii, 410 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'The strong sense of "otherness"', 1904-1934 --
Serving the cause, 1934-1941 --
'Crowning achievement', 1941-1949 --
The march of events --
Staging the Rajk trial, 1949 --
Time of trials, 1949-1953 --
The ghosts return.
Other Titles: Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European show trials
Responsibility: Tony Sharp.
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This new biography of Noel Field suggests he may have spied both for the Soviet Union and for the United States.  Read more...

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'Sharp's gripping book provides the most detailed account of Noel Field, [whose] journey from a pro-communist Westerner to a pawn in Stalin's Hungarian show trials is unusual and enlightening... Read more...

 
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