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Stalin's singing spy : the life and exile of Nadezhda Plevitskaya

Author: Pamela A Jordan
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stalin's Singing Spy follows the life of Nadezhda Plevitskaya, who achieved fame as one of Nicholas II's favorite singers and infamy as one of Stalin's agents. The first Western biography and the first to reconstruct her sensationalized trial for kidnapping a White Army general, this book provides a fascinating window into Soviet-era espionage"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Nadezhda Vasilʹevna Plevit︠s︡kai︠a︡; Nadezhda Vasilʹevna Plevit︠s︡kai︠a︡; Evgeniĭ Karlovich Miller; Evgeniĭ Karlovich Miller; Nadezhda Vasilʹevna Plevit︠s︡kai︠a︡; Nadežda V Plevickaja
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela A Jordan
ISBN: 9781442247734 1442247738
OCLC Number: 931226721
Description: xi, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Dezhka's journey --
Years of fame and fortune --
Revolution and war --
Early years in exile --
1930 --
Double life --
The kidnapping of General Miller --
Skoblin's exit --
Caged nightingale --
The investigation --
"La Plevitzkaia" on trial --
The verdict --
Appeal --
Death of a nightingale --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Pamela A. Jordan.

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