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The Resource An impeccable spy : Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent, Owen Matthews

An impeccable spy : Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent, Owen Matthews

Label
An impeccable spy : Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent
Title
An impeccable spy
Title remainder
Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent
Statement of responsibility
Owen Matthews
Title variation
Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The thrilling true story of Richard Sorge - the man John le Carré called 'the spy to end spies', and whose actions turned the tide of the Second World War. 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. His intelligence regarding Operation Barbarossa and Japanese intentions not to invade Siberia in 1941 proved pivotal to the Soviet counteroffensive in the Battle of Moscow, which in turn determined the outcome of the war. Never before has Sorge's story been told from the Russian side as well as the German and Japanese. Owen Matthews takes a sweeping historical perspective and draws on a wealth of declassified Soviet archives - along with testimonies from those who knew and worked with Sorge - to rescue the riveting story of the man described by Ian Fleming as 'the most formidable spy in history'
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthews, Owen
Dewey number
327.12/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.R92
LC item number
S538 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sorge, Richard
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
An impeccable spy : Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent, Owen Matthews
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1041893424
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 435 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408857793
Lccn
2019452117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1041893424
Label
An impeccable spy : Richard Sorge, Stalin's master agent, Owen Matthews
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1041893424
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 435 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408857793
Lccn
2019452117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1041893424

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