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The Resource Agent M : the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight, Henry Hemming

Agent M : the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight, Henry Hemming

Label
Agent M : the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Title
Agent M
Title remainder
the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Statement of responsibility
Henry Hemming
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maxwell 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. Drawing on 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 327.12410092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.G72
LC item number
H45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Agent M : the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight, Henry Hemming
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Becoming M -- Part two. The red menace -- Part three. The enemy within
Control code
1729672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396844
Lccn
2016047678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729672
  • (OCoLC)958798631
Label
Agent M : the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight, Henry Hemming
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Becoming M -- Part two. The red menace -- Part three. The enemy within
Control code
1729672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396844
Lccn
2016047678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729672
  • (OCoLC)958798631

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