by Ben MacIntyre
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
Discover the incredible true story of WW2’s most extraordinary spy - from the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor.
‘His best book yet’ The Times
From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula Kuczynski Burton conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century.
Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis’ power. A fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, she was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. She eventually became a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent.
In Agent Sonya , Britain’s most acclaimed historian vividly reveals the fascinating tale of a life that would change the course of history. Classic Ben Macintyre - a gripping ride, based on meticulous research, that reads like a novel - this is the greatest spy story never told.
‘Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carre’s nonfiction counterpart’ New York Times
‘This book is classic Ben Macintyre … quirky human details enliven every page’ Clare Mulley, Spectator
‘She is the strongest character of all in Macintyre’s bestselling series of wartime tales … I raced through the pages to keep up with the plot’ Julian Glover, Evening Standard
BEN MACINTYRE’S NEXT BOOK COLDITZ: PRISONERS OF THE CASTLE IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!
by Ben MacIntyre
Penguin Books Ltd
May 27, 2021
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 2.5cm