Great Spies of the 20th Century

Patrick Pesnot

* Mini-biographies of 20 agents

* Various secret services covered, including MI6, CIA, KGB etc.

* Both well-known and more obscure spies of the last 100 years

* Uses the secret dossiers of 'Mr X'
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473862197
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Heroes to some, traitors to others, spies and intelligence officers continue to fascinate and enthrall us with their abilities to operate secretly in the shadows. With these mini-biographies of twenty agents of various nationalities (including members of the DGSE, KGB, CIA, MI6 and Mossad), Patrick Pesnot and 'Mr X' bring the reader as close as possible into the world of espionage, though a panorama of intelligence history.

Among the best known of these agents, the reader will find Aldrich Ames, an American accused of spying for the KGB; Eli Cohen, the Israeli spy best known for his espionage work in Syria and Klaus Fuchs, the German-born British agent who helped the USSR to manufacture its atomic bomb in 1949.

About The Author

Confidant of 'Mr X' and the host of Rendez-vous avec X, Patrick Pesnot is a journalist and novelist. His non-fiction titles include works on Islamic terrorism and Russian spies. He is also the author of an historical novel, The Regent.


"A terrific study of some of the most iconic and famous spies of the twentieth century. Utterly enthralling and fascinating stuff!"

- Books Monthly

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