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Author Sharp, Tony, 1942- author.

Title Stalin's American spy : Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European show trials / Tony Sharp.

Publication Info. London : Hurst & Company, 2014.


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 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  327.12 F457Bs 2014    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xiii, 410 pages ; 23 cm
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Note "Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show trials that led to the imprisonment and judicial murder of numerous Czechoslovak, German, Polish and Hungarian party members. Yet there were other events in his very strange career that could give rise to the suspicion that Field was an American spy who had infiltrated the Communist movement at the behest of Allen Dulles, the wartime OSS chief in Switzerland who later headed the CIA."--Dust jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index.
Contents 'The strong sense of "otherness"', 1904-1934 -- Serving the cause, 1934-1941 -- 'Crowning achievement', 1941-1949 -- The march of events -- Staging the Rajk trial, 1949 -- Time of trials, 1949-1953 -- The ghosts return.
Subject Field, Noel Haviland, 1904-1970.
Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Espionage -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- History -- 20th century.
Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969. (OCoLC)fst01756831
Field, Noel Haviland, 1904-1970. (OCoLC)fst00356274
Communism. (OCoLC)fst00870421
Espionage. (OCoLC)fst00915379
Spies. (OCoLC)fst01129772
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European show trials
ISBN 9781849043441

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