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The Resource Spymaster : the life of Britain's most decorated Cold War spy and head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield, Martin Pearce

Spymaster : the life of Britain's most decorated Cold War spy and head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield, Martin Pearce

Label
Spymaster : the life of Britain's most decorated Cold War spy and head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield
Title
Spymaster
Title remainder
the life of Britain's most decorated Cold War spy and head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield
Statement of responsibility
Martin Pearce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary story of the most highly decorated British spymaster of the Cold War, Sir Maurice Oldfield. Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as the SIS or MI6), he was the first Chief to be named and pictured in the press, and often alleged by them to be the model for the screen versions of both Ian Fleming's M and John Le Carre's George Smiley. This major study of Oldfield's life portrays one of the UK's most important and complex spies of the Cold War era. He was the first Chief of MI6 that hadn't come from an upper-class background or studied at Eton or Oxbridge. Rather, he was a farmer's son from a provincial grammar school who found himself accidentally plunged into the world of espionage by the outbreak of the Second World War
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearce, Martin
Dewey number
  • 327.1'2'092
  • 327.1'2'092
  • 327.1'2'092
  • 327.1'2'092
  • 327.12092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oldfield, Maurice
  • Intelligence officers
  • Espionage
  • Great Britain
  • Politics and Government
Label
Spymaster : the life of Britain's most decorated Cold War spy and head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield, Martin Pearce
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552171625
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780552171625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Spymaster : the life of Britain's most decorated Cold War spy and head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield, Martin Pearce
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552171625
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780552171625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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