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The greatest traitor : the secret lives of Agent George Blake, Roger Hermiston

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The greatest traitor : the secret lives of Agent George Blake
Title
The greatest traitor
Title remainder
the secret lives of Agent George Blake
Statement of responsibility
Roger Hermiston
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 3 May 1961, after a trial conducted largely in secret, a man named George Blake was sentenced to an unprecedented forty-two years in jail. At the time few details of his crimes were made known. By his own confession he was a Soviet spy and rumours later circulated that his actions had endangered British agents, but the reasons for such a severe punishment were never revealed. To the public, Blake was simply the greatest traitor of the Cold War. Yet, as Roger Hermiston reveals in this thrilling new biography, his story touches not only the depths of treachery, but also the heights of heroism. In WWII the teenage Blake performed sterling deeds for the Dutch resistance, before making a dramatic bid for freedom across Nazi-occupied Europe. Later recruited by British Intelligence, he quickly earned an exemplary reputation and was entrusted with building up the Service's networks behind the Iron Curtain
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Hermiston, Roger
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, George
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies
  • Soviet Union
Label
The greatest traitor : the secret lives of Agent George Blake, Roger Hermiston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Question of Identity -- 2.Resistance -- 3.Flight to England -- 4.Secret Intelligence Service -- 5.Cold War -- 6.Cambridge -- 7.Captive in Korea -- 8.Death March -- 9.Stalin's New Recruit -- 10.Hero -- 11.Secrets of the Tunnel -- 12.Berlin -- 13.Discovery -- 14.The Unmasking -- 15.Confession -- 16.Trial -- 17.Prison -- 18.Breakout -- 19.Hiding -- 20.Moscow -- 21.Endgame
Control code
000051641792
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781310465
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The greatest traitor : the secret lives of Agent George Blake, Roger Hermiston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Question of Identity -- 2.Resistance -- 3.Flight to England -- 4.Secret Intelligence Service -- 5.Cold War -- 6.Cambridge -- 7.Captive in Korea -- 8.Death March -- 9.Stalin's New Recruit -- 10.Hero -- 11.Secrets of the Tunnel -- 12.Berlin -- 13.Discovery -- 14.The Unmasking -- 15.Confession -- 16.Trial -- 17.Prison -- 18.Breakout -- 19.Hiding -- 20.Moscow -- 21.Endgame
Control code
000051641792
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781310465
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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