Agent Sonya : [large print] Moscow's most daring wartime spy / Ben Macintyre.

By: Macintyre, Ben
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print ; [2020]Description: xxi, 582 p., 16 unnumbered p. of plates (large print) : ill., maps, portraits ; 24 cmISBN: 9780593295106Report number: BV-Winter/Spring 21Subject(s): Werner, Ruth, 1907-2000 | Spies -- Soviet Union -- Biography | Spies -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | Large type books.Summary: LARGE PRINT. 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.
List(s) this item appears in: 2021 LARGE PRINT Winter/Spring | 2021 Winter/Spring Catalog
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LARGE PRINT. 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.

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