The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion

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British secret service officer Katharine Gun's only crime was telling the truth, but she paid a steep price when she exposed a U.S.-U.K. spy operation to secure UN authorization for the Iraq invasion. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this book tells the story of the young woman Sean Penn describes as "a hero of the human spirit."

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Overview

British secret service officer Katharine Gun's only crime was telling the truth, but she paid a steep price when she exposed a U.S.-U.K. spy operation to secure UN authorization for the Iraq invasion. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this book tells the story of the young woman Sean Penn describes as "a hero of the human spirit."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981576916
  • Publisher: PoliPointPress, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitchell raised six children while taking care of her husband who had very early Alzheimer's.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Authors' Notes

Part I Invitation to a Conspiracy

1 Message Sent 3

2 Message Received 6

3 Four Weeks That Changed Everything 15

4 Conscience Meets Inspector Tintin 27

Part II Fallout

5 Detour on the Secret Road to War 39

6 Outrage 55

7 Silence in Washington 67

8 Taiwan Calling 73

Part III The Woman

9 Eight Months in Limbo 81

10 The Third-Culture Kid 91

Part IV The Legal Case

11 The Blonde Who Dropped the Bombshell 107

12 Deportation Revisited 114

13 The Prosecution and the Defense Prepare for Court 117

Part V Aftermath

14 A Historic Collapse at the Old Bailey 127

15 Reaction, Rebellion, and a Crushing New Revelation 136

16 An Uncommon Day in the House of Commons 149

17 Motivations, Misdeeds, and Tragic Mistakes 159

18 Whistle-Blowing: Conscience and Confrontation 171

19 A Life Interrupted 181

Epilogue 189

Notes 197

Acknowledgments 203

Index 205

About the Authors 209

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