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

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  • 0 of 4 copies available at York County Libraries.

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3 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Arthur Hufnagel Public Library Adults 327.12 MAC Nonfiction (Text) 34260000515841 Adult Area New Checked Out 01/15/2021
Kreutz Creek Valley Library Adults 327.12 MAC Nonfiction (Text) 34261000530467 Adult Area New Checked Out 02/08/2021
Martin Library Adults 327.12 MAC Life Times (Text) 33454005765458 Atrium Checked Out 01/20/2021
Village Library Adults 327.12 MAC Nonfiction (Text) 34215000780555 Reading Room New Checked Out 01/14/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593136300
  • ISBN: 0593136306
  • Physical Description: xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-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 Nut -- Ruth Werner.
Summary, etc.:
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor tells the thrilling true story of the most important female spy in history: an agent code-named "Sonya," who set the stage for the Cold War. In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband, who worked as a machinist nearby. Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. By all accounts, she seemed to be living a simple, unassuming life. Her neighbors in the village knew little about her. They didn't know that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. They didn't know that her husband was also a spy, or that she was running powerful agents across Europe. Behind the facade of her picturesque life, Burton was a dedicated Communist, a Soviet colonel, and a veteran agent, gathering the scientific secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the bomb. This true-life spy story is a masterpiece about the woman code-named "Sonya." Over the course of her career, she was hunted by the Chinese, the Japanese, the Nazis, MI5, MI6, and the FBI-and she evaded them all. Her story reflects the great ideological clash of the twentieth century-between Communism, Fascism, and Western democracy-and casts new light on the spy battles and shifting allegiances of our own times. With unparalleled access to Sonya's diaries and correspondence and never-before-seen information on her clandestine activities, Ben Macintyre has conjured a page-turning history of a legendary secret agent, a woman who influenced the course of the Cold War and helped plunge the world into a decades-long standoff between nuclear superpowers."-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Spies > Soviet Union > Biography.
Spies > Great Britain > Biography.
Espionage, Soviet > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
Nuclear weapons > History > 20th century.
Soviet Union. Glavnoe razvedyvatel╩╣noe upravlenie.
Cold War.
Women spies > Soviet Union > Biography.
Spies > Germany (East) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
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