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The Resource Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy, Ben Macintyre

Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy, Ben Macintyre

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Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy
Title
Agent Sonya
Title remainder
Moscow's most daring wartime spy
Statement of responsibility
Ben Macintyre
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--
  • In 1942, in a quiet village in the English Cotswolds, Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. Her unassuming life hid the fact that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. Her husband was also a spy, and she was running powerful agents across Europe gathering the scientific secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the bomb. Macintyre tells the story of "Sonya," a woman who influenced the course of the Cold War and helped plunge the world into a decades-long standoff between nuclear superpowers. - adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
  • 327.12470092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Werner, Ruth
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Soviet Union
  • Cold War
  • Women spies
  • Spies
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
  • TRUE CRIME / Espionage
  • Werner, Ruth
  • Soviet Union
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Spies
  • Women spies
  • Germany (East)
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Label
Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy, Ben Macintyre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-354) and index
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 -- Afterword: the lives of others
Control code
on1143626728
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593136300
Lccn
2020019326
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1143626728
Label
Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-354) and index
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 -- Afterword: the lives of others
Control code
on1143626728
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593136300
Lccn
2020019326
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1143626728

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