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Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy

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"The New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor tells the thrilling true story of the most important female spy in history: an agent code-named "Sonya," who set the stage for the Cold War. 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. This true-life spy story is a masterpiece about the woman code-named "Sonya." Over the course of her career, she was hunted by the Chinese, the Japanese, the Nazis, MI5, MI6, and the FBI-- and she evaded them all. Her story reflects the great ideological clash of the twentieth century-- between Communism, Fascism, and Western democracy-- and casts new light on the spy battles and shifting allegiances of our own times. With unparalleled access to Sonya's diaries and correspondence and never-before-seen information on her clandestine activities, Ben Macintyre has conjured a page-turning history of a legendary secret agent, a woman who influenced the course of the Cold War and helped plunge the world into a decades-long standoff between nuclear superpowers."--
In 1942, in a quiet village in the English Cotswolds, Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. Her unassuming life hid the fact that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. Her husband was also a spy, and she was running powerful agents across Europe gathering the scientific secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the bomb. Macintyre tells the story of "Sonya," a woman who influenced the course of the Cold War and helped plunge the world into a decades-long standoff between nuclear superpowers. - adapted from jacket

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Bedford Free Library 327.12 M (Text)
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Bedford Hills Free Library 327.12 M (Text)
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 327.12 MACINTYRE (Text)
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Bronxville Public Library 327.12 M (Text)
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31004151717340
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Chappaqua Library 327.124 MACINTYRE (Text)
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31005600054276
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Croton Free Library 327.1247 M (Text)
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31006151850062
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Eastchester Public Library 327.12 M (Text)
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Greenburgh Public Library B WERNER (Text)
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Harrison Public Library 327.124 M (Text)
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31010300226646
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 327.12 M (Text)
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31016151706123
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