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The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War ([New edition])

By: MacIntyre, Ben

0241972132 / 9780241972137
Paperback
30/05/2019
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United Kingdom
20 cm xii, 370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (c
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Previous edition: 2018.

*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller**Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize**Bill Gates' Top 5 books for 2020*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn 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... BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW

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1DVUA Russia, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBTW The Cold War, HBW Military history, JPSH Espionage & secret services

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