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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
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Ben Macintyre
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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre


9780241186664

Viking


Biography: historical, political & military;
History;
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000;
The Cold War;
Military history;
Espionage & secret services


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384 pages

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On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket.

The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal - to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...

By:   Ben Macintyre
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   539g
ISBN:   9780241186664
ISBN 10:   0241186668
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat A Spy Among Friends and SAS. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.


The best true spy story I have ever read -- John le Carre Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving -- John le Carre on 'Agent Zigzag' Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far the best book on the SAS in World War II -- Antony Beevor on 'SAS' Thrilling. Ben Macintyre is the ideal narrator * Spectator on 'SAS' * Thorough and highly entertaining. It would be nigh on impossible to praise it too highly * Daily Express on 'SAS' *

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