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The Resource True believer : Stalin's last American spy, Kati Marton

True believer : Stalin's last American spy, Kati Marton

Label
True believer : Stalin's last American spy
Title
True believer
Title remainder
Stalin's last American spy
Statement of responsibility
Kati Marton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carre, is relevant today as a tale of fanaticism and the lengths it takes us to. True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and crushed his family. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Then a pawn in Stalin's sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. How does an Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist? The 1930s, when Noel Field joined the secret underground of the International Communist Movement, were a time of national collapse: ten million Americans unemployed, rampant racism, retreat from the world just as fascism was gaining ground, and Washington--pre FDR--parched of fresh ideas. Communism promised the righting of social and political wrongs and many in Field's generation were seduced by its siren song. Few, however, went as far as Noel Field in betraying their own country. With a reporter's eye for detail, and a historian's grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Kati Marton captures Field's riveting quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong. True Believer is supported by unprecedented access to Field family correspondence, Soviet Secret Police records, and reporting on key players from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and World War II spy master, 'Wild Bill' Donovan--to the most sinister of all: Josef Stalin. A story of another time, this is a tale relevant for all times"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Marton, Kati
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E743.5.F47
LC item number
M37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Field, Noel Haviland
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Field, Noel Haviland
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Spies
  • Communists
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
  • Communists
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Friendship
  • Spies
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
True believer : Stalin's last American spy, Kati Marton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258) 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
A Swiss childhood -- America -- The making of a radical -- The convert -- Spy games -- Spies in flight -- Desperate comrades -- Spain -- War -- Marseille -- The spy in wartime -- Child of the century -- Cold peace -- Man without a country -- 1948 -- The end of the line -- Bloodlust again -- Kidnapped -- Two more Fields disappear -- Erica falls in the net -- The prisons open -- Still not free -- The age of suspicion -- Twilight years -- Prague -- Home at last -- The stranger
Control code
938703000
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
x, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476763767
Lccn
2015041712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938703000
Label
True believer : Stalin's last American spy, Kati Marton
Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258) 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
A Swiss childhood -- America -- The making of a radical -- The convert -- Spy games -- Spies in flight -- Desperate comrades -- Spain -- War -- Marseille -- The spy in wartime -- Child of the century -- Cold peace -- Man without a country -- 1948 -- The end of the line -- Bloodlust again -- Kidnapped -- Two more Fields disappear -- Erica falls in the net -- The prisons open -- Still not free -- The age of suspicion -- Twilight years -- Prague -- Home at last -- The stranger
Control code
938703000
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
x, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476763767
Lccn
2015041712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938703000

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