Impeccable Spy

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Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. A member of the angry and deluded generation who found new, radical faiths after their experiences on the battlefields of the First World War, Sorge became a fanatical communist – and the Soviet Union’s most formidable spy. Like many great spies, Sorge was an effortless seducer, combining charm with ruthless manipulation. He did not have to go undercover to find out closely guarded state secrets – his victims willingly shared them. As a foreign correspondent, he infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society in the years leading up to and including the Second World War.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE PUSHKIN HOUSE PRIZE‘The most formidable spy in history’ IAN FLEMING‘His work was impeccable’ KIM PHILBY‘The spy to end spies’ JOHN LE CARRÉBorn of a German father and a Russian mother, Richard Sorge moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. In the years leading up to and during the Second World War, he became a fanatical communist – and the Soviet Union’s most formidable spy. Combining charm with ruthless manipulation, he infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society. His intelligence proved pivotal to the Soviet counter-offensive in the Battle of Moscow, which in turn determined the outcome of the war itself. Drawing on a wealth of declassified Soviet archives, this is a major biography of one of the greatest spies who ever lived.

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Weight 0.336 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

x, 435 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

327.12092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K