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Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Product ID : 17860572

Galleon Product ID 17860572
UPC / ISBN 1610396847
Shipping Weight 1.35 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Shipping Dimension 9.21 x 5.91 x 1.5 inches
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Author Henry Hemming
Edition 1
Number Of Pages 384
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2017-05-09
Release Date 2017-05-09
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About Agent M: The Lives And Spies Of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Spying is the art of knowing who to trust-and who to betrayMaxwell 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.