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

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Summary:

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
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library 327.12 MACIN (Text) 37720000618520 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 09/20/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593136300
  • Physical Description: xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-354) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 mut -- Ruth Werner.
Summary, etc.:
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
Subject: Werner, Ruth, 1907-2000.
Soviet Union. Glavnoe razvedyvatel╩╣noe upravlenie.
Spies > Soviet Union > Biography.
Spies > Great Britain > Biography.
Espionage, Soviet > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
Nuclear weapons > History > 20th century.
Cold War.
Women spies > Soviet Union > Biography.
Spies > Germany (East) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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