Agent M : the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
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New York : PublicAffairs, [2017].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781610396844, 1610396847
Physical Desc
xi, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Manchester City Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor - Nonfiction Shelves327.1241 HEMChecked OutJuly 1, 2024

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Published
New York : PublicAffairs, [2017].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781610396844, 1610396847

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-339) and index.
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Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character "M." He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage. Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. Drawing on original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hemming, H. (2017). Agent M: the lives and spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight (First edition.). PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hemming, Henry, 1979-. 2017. Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight. PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hemming, Henry, 1979-. Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight PublicAffairs, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hemming, Henry. Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight First edition., PublicAffairs, 2017.

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