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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 327.124 Macintyre
Author: Macintyre, Ben,
Title: Agent Sonya /
Summary, etc. note: "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."--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593136300
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593136317
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: e-ur---
Geographic area code: e-uk---
Geographic area code: n-us---
Geographic area code: e-gx---
Classification number: UB271.R9
Item number: M29 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 327.12470092
Classification number: B
Dates associated with a name: 1963-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Ben Macintyre.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Crown
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2009
: New York :
: Crown,
: [2020]
Extent: xviii; 377 p.; 24 cm.
Other physical details: maps; b/w photo.
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references 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.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by The Rotary Club of Damariscotta/Newcastle; 11/20/2020
Purchase price: $ 28.00
Personal name: Werner, Ruth,
Dates associated with a name: 1907-2000.
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element: Soviet Union.
Subject: Spies
Subject: Spies
Subject: Espionage, Soviet
Subject: Nuclear weapons
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
General subdivision: History
General subdivision: History
Chronological subdivision: 20th century.
Chronological subdivision: 20th century.
Geographic subdivision: Soviet Union
Geographic subdivision: Great Britain
Geographic subdivision: Great Britain
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: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
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: rf26 2020-05-11
: rf26 2020-05-11 (TW situational) to SL
: rf07 2020-05-12 (telework) to Dewey
: xm06 2020-05-15 (TW situational)

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