Seven Spies Who Changed the World

Title:                  Seven Spies Who Changed the World

Author:              Nigel West

West, Nigel (1991). Seven Spies Who Changed the World. London: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd

OCLC:    24747407

UB270 .W47 1991


Date Updated:  October 21, 2015

This is another relatively early work of Nigel West. This book looks afresh at the careers of seven men who – through their activity as spies –changed the history of the world. They are: Sir William Stephenson, the man known as “Intrepid”, the Canadian spymaster who coordinated British intelligence operations in the USA during World War Two; Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 pilot brought down over the Soviet Union in 1960; Wulf Schmidt, a German agent “turned” by MI5, who played a crucial part in deceiving the Nazis about the D-Day landings; Greville Wynne, the British agent who acted as a courier for Oleg Penkovsky, and whom West reveals as a Walter Mitty character; Dusko Popov, the wartime double agent who gave J.Edgar Hoover advance warning of an imminent Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; George Blake, the British traitor; and William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, who was kidnapped and tortured to death by pro-Iranian terrorists.

This book is not listed in the Library of Congress catalog.


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