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Viewing Entry - Nine Lives (S14484)
by Maclean, Fitzroy

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TitleNine Lives : True Spy Stories from Mata Hari to Kim Philby
Author / Responsible partyMaclean, Fitzroy
GenreBiography, History.
TopicsBiography, History. Spy stories. Spies -- Biography. Espionage -- History.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The men and women who slip beneath the world's radar and risk their lives for a cause - be it government, belief, country or money - command an irresistible hold over the imagination. In "Nine Lives", Fitzroy Maclean brilliantly tells the true stories of nine remarkable spies. Among them, there is the captivating Mata Hari: the exotic dancer and courtesan, who was executed by firing squad for allegedly spying for Germany during World War I; Richard Sorge: a legend among spies - leader of the Tokyo Espionage Ring and the man who informed Stalin of the German attack on Russia in 1941 weeks before it happened; and Kim Philby - the 'third man' - a prominent member of British Intelligence, a communist and a spy for the KGB.Brimming with drama and adventure, "Nine Lives" separates myth from reality and vividly brings alive the characters and events that surrounded these nine legendary spies.

Additional Information

System control numberS14484
Original Print PublisherUnited Kingdom : Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2008
NarratorNarrated by L. Stanley and recorded by Marie Mapp.
Narrator NameNarrated by L. Stanley and recorded by Marie Mapp.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by L. Stanley and recorded by Marie Mapp.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator