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Book Title: Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight|
Date of issue: May 9th 2017
ISBN 13: 9781610396844
The author of the book: Henry Hemming
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.30 MB
Read full description of the books Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight:Spying is the art of knowing who to trust-and who to betray.
Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character "M." He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage.
Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. In telling Knight's remarkable story, Agent M also reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of some of the men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, who were asked to infiltrate the country's most dangerous political organizations.
Drawing on a vast array of original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.
Read information about the authorHenry Hemming is the author of 5 works of non-fiction including the New York Times bestseller 'The Ingenious Mr Pyke', and has written for publications including The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, The Economist and The Times. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
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