An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

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Author :   Owen Matthews
Publisher :   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published :   03/05/2020
ISBN :   9781408857816
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   x, 435 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   198x129x28
Weight (g) :   336

Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. A member of the angry and deluded generation who found new, radical faiths after... Read more
Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. A member of the angry and deluded generation who found new, radical faiths after their experiences on the battlefields of the First World War, Sorge became a fanatical communist - and the Soviet Union's most formidable spy. Like many great spies, Sorge was an effortless seducer, combining charm with ruthless manipulation. He did not have to go undercover to find out closely guarded state secrets - his victims willingly shared them. As a foreign correspondent, he infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society in the years leading up to and including the Second World War.