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Barcode50887000115876
LocationHamlin
TitleTrue believer : Stalin's last American spy / Kati Marton.
AuthorMarton, Kati, author.
Call No327.1 MOR
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
Volume1
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International Standard Book Number 9781476763767 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
International Standard Book Number 9781476763774 (paperback : alkaline paper)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 327.12092 B 23
Other Classification Number HIS012000 BIO006000 POL036000 bisacsh
Personal Name Marton, Kati, author.
Title Statement True believer : Stalin's last American spy / Kati Marton.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Imprint New York ; London ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
Physical Description x, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258) and index.
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Field, Noel Haviland, 1904-1970.
Subject-Personal Name Stalin, Joseph., 1878-1953 Friends and associates.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Communists United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Espionage, Soviet United States History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Spies United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Soviet Union Foreign relations United States.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Foreign relations 1933-1945.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Foreign relations Soviet Union.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Marton, Kati. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016 True believer (DLC) 2016006744 9781476763781
Location PMAAP 327.12092 MAR BUTLER BMW Public

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