"Intriguing." —Booklist "Ernest Volkman brings his subjects into full life in their world of espionage. Spies is a substantial addition to the already rich collection of titles under his name." —Ray S. Cline, President National Intelligence Study Center "A consistently absorbing and informative introduction to key players in the espionage game." —Kirkus Reviews Acclaimed author Ernest Volkman strips away the myths and Hollywood hype to reveal the human drama behind "the world’s second oldest profession"—espionage. Spies is the startling true story of the men and women whose daring feats of subterfuge have, for better or worse, irrevocably altered the course of history.
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A reference and treasury of riveting true stories behind the greatest spies of the Twentieth Century. Features not only well-known but also obscure spies from around the world, each of whom had a major impact on global history. Covers the sometimes astounding tales of agents, dupes, moles and amateurs who people the world of espionage. Legend and myth are stripped away to reveal the extraordinary human stories behind code names and aliases.From the Back Cover:
"Highly entertaining." --Publishers Weekly
"An intriguing text." --Booklist
Acclaimed author Ernest Volkman strips away the myths and Hollywood hype to reveal the human drama behind "the world's second oldest profession" --espionage. Here are the men and women whose daring feats of subterfuge have, for better or worse, irrevocably altered the course of history: "Counterfeit Traitor" Eric Erickson, the American businessman who, posing as a Swedish Nazi, helped stanch the flow of oil to Hitler's war machine and end the war in Europe. Fritz Kauders, the Viennese Jew who went from being a small-time confidence trickster to being one of Germany's most valued spies and a Soviet double agent. Amy Thorpe, the gorgeous American debutante turned superspy. British agent 17F, Ian Fleming, author of some of the most outrageous (and effective) "dirty tricks" in the annals of espionage. Dutch housewife-turned-burlesque-dancer-turned-secret-agent Margareta Zelle, a.k.a. Mata Hari, who, contrary to popular belief, was neither beautiful nor a very good spy Brilliant Soviet superspy Richard Sorge, whose intelligence-gathering operation in Japan balked Nazi Germany's attempt to seize Moscow.
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Descrizione libro Jul 01, 1997. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria IW-JQVS-CX87
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