Nine Lives: True Spy Stories from Mata Hari to Kim Philby

Nine Lives: True Spy Stories from Mata Hari to Kim Philby

by Fitzroy Maclean, Richard Beeston
     
 

In Nine Lives, Fitzroy Maclean brilliantly tells the true stories of nine remarkable spies. Among them, there is the captivating Mata Hari: who was executed by firing squad for allegedly spying for Germany during World War I; Richard Sorge: leader of the Tokyo Espionage Ring and the man who informed Stalin of the German attack on Russia in 1941 weeks

Overview

In Nine Lives, Fitzroy Maclean brilliantly tells the true stories of nine remarkable spies. Among them, there is the captivating Mata Hari: who was executed by firing squad for allegedly spying for Germany during World War I; Richard Sorge: leader of the Tokyo Espionage Ring and the man who informed Stalin of the German attack on Russia in 1941 weeks before it happened; and Kim Philby--the *third man*--a prominent member of British Intelligence, a communist and a spy for the KGB. Brimming with drama and adventure, Nine Lives separates myth from reality and vividly brings alive the characters and events that surrounded these nine legendary spies.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“There could be no better choice to resurrect the lives of the most notorious spies of the 20th century than Sir Fitzroy Maclean - a legendary figure whose own career was no less dangerous and dramatic than the characters he depicts.” --Richard Beeston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845116309
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Series:
Tauris Parke Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Fitzroy Maclean (1911-1996) served in many capacities during World War II, including Winston Churchill's personal envoy. Diplomat, soldier, statesman, traveller, writer--a true modern hero--Sir Fitzroy was often put forward as the model for his friend Ian Fleming’s *James Bond.*

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