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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West
             

            Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Harding, Luke

            • RRP: $37.26
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            From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist comes Shadow State, a timely and shocking analysis which connects Putin, Trump, and Brexit with the dark web.

            ISBN 9781783352050
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
             

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Hardback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Dec 20

            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Agent Sonya, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408506
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Hardback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9781786078094
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Becoming Bulletproof: Life Lessons from a Secret Service Agent
             

            Becoming Bulletproof: Life Lessons from a Secret Service Agent (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Poumpouras, Evy

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            Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly

            ISBN 9781785784552
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

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            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The best true spy story I have ever read. --JOHN LE CARR The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the en...d of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets. Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carr , it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to chan
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            ISBN 9781101904213
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Broadway Books
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            Dead Doubles: The Extraordinary Worldwide Hunt for One of the Cold War's Most Notorious Spy Rings
              

            Dead Doubles: The Extraordinary Worldwide Hunt for One of the Cold War's Most Notorious Spy Rings (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Trevor

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              10 Nov 20

            A major new book on the sensational Portland Spy Ring and its famous trial in 1961.

            ISBN 9781474609104
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State

            Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gellman, Barton

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            'A remarkable, authentic and chilling expose of a global conspiracy that reads like a first-rate conspiracy thriller: a book of gripping, compulsive and disturbing impact' William Boyd Dark Mirror is the ultimate inside account of the vast, global surveillance network that now pe...rvades all our lives.
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            ISBN 9781847926401
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Spymasters

            The Spymasters (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Whipple, Chris

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            Only fourteen men, and one woman, are alive today who've made the life-and-death decisions that come with running the world's most powerful intelligence service, the CIA.

            ISBN 9781471183720
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II
             

            The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fry, Helen

            • RRP: $36.99
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            A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets At the outbreak of World War II, MI6 spymaster Thomas Kendrick arrived at the Tower of London to set up a top secre...t operation: German prisoners' cells were to be bugged and listeners installed behind the walls to record and transcribe their private conversations. This mission proved so effective that it would go on to be set up at three further sites-and provide the Allies with crucial insight into new technology being developed by the Nazis. In this astonishing history, Helen Fry uncovers the inner workings of the bugging operation. On arrival at stately-homes-turned-prisons like Trent Park, high-ranking German generals and commanders were given a "phony" interrogation, then treated as "guests," wined and dined at exclusive clubs, and encouraged to talk. And so it was that the Allies got access to some of Hitler's most closely guarded secrets-and from those most entrusted to protect them.
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            ISBN 9780300254853
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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