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Ace of Spies : The True Story of Sidney Reilly :  The True Story of Sidney Reilly - ANDREW COOK

Ace of Spies : The True Story of Sidney Reilly

The True Story of Sidney Reilly

Paperback Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780752429595
Number Of Pages: 351

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Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity. He performed great services for the British government. He was a master spy, a brilliant con man, a charmer, and a cad who lived on his wits and thrived on danger, using women shamelessly and killing where necessary--and unnecessary. Sidney Reilly is one of the most fascinating spies of the twentieth century, yet he remains one of the most enigmatic--until now. Introducing new evidence gathered from an extraordinary range of sources, Andrew Cook tells the full story of Sidney Reilly's life. He proves conclusively who Reilly was, where he came from and the truth behind his most daring exploits.

"The figure who emerges... is more a confidence trickster, murderer and serial womaniser than a British hero"

About the Authorp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 9
Prefacep. 11
A Sudden Deathp. 14
The Man From Nowherep. 24
Gambitp. 51
The Brokerp. 69
The Colonel's Daughterp. 85
The Honey Potp. 106
Confidence Menp. 125
Code Name ST1p. 140
The Reilly Plotp. 155
For Distinguished Servicep. 171
Final Curtainp. 194
A Change of Baitp. 214
Prisoner 73p. 231
A Lonely Place to Diep. 244
Appendicesp. 265
Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliographyp. 288
Notesp. 289
Bibliographyp. 335
List of Illustrationsp. 338
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780752429595
ISBN-10: 0752429590
Series: Revealing History (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised