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The Resource M : Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master, Henry Hemming

M : Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master, Henry Hemming

Label
M : Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master
Title
M
Title remainder
Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master
Statement of responsibility
Henry Hemming
Title variation
Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is the author of the definitive work on how to look after a gorilla), he is seen today as one of MI5's greatest spymasters, a man who did more than any other to break up British fascism during the Second World War in spite of having once belonged to the British Fascisti himself. He was known to his agents and colleagues simply as M, and was rumoured to be part of the inspiration for the character M in the James Bond series. Knight became a legendary spymaster despite an almost total lack of qualifications. What set him apart from his peers was a mercurial ability to transform almost anyone into a fearless secret agent. He was the first in MI5 to grasp the potential of training female agents. M is about more than just one man however. In its pages, Hemming reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of seven men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, and then asked to infiltrate the most dangerous political organizations in Britain at that time. Until now, their identities have been kept secret outside MI5. Drawn from every walk of life, they led double lives-often at great personal cost-in order to protect the country they loved. Drawing on declassified documents, private family archives and interviews with retired MI5 officers as well as the families of MI5 agents, M reveals not just the shadowy world of espionage but a brilliant, enigmatic man at its centre
Cataloging source
VHOB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hemming, Henry
Dewey number
327.1241
Illustrations
illustrations
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knight, Maxwell
  • Great Britain
  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence service
Target audience
adult
Label
M : Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master, Henry Hemming
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062175770
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784752040
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)990700826
Label
M : Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy master, Henry Hemming
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062175770
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784752040
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)990700826

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