Trotskys Favourite Spy The Life Of George Alexander Hill

Title:   Trotskys Favourite Spy The Life Of George Alexander Hill
Author:   Day Peter
Publisher:   Biteback Publishing Edition:  2017 Binding: Hardback
APN:   9781785900815 or ISBN(1785900811)
Our Price:   $37.19  
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Una Kroll was eleven when she met her father for the first time, and was distraught when, at that same meeting, he told her he would not be coming home he had another life. To explain away the absence of her mysterious father, the young Una had always told her classmates that he was an aviator and explorer who had gone missing in the desert. This was far less extraordinary than the truth, which she discovered years later.
Una's father was George Hill, a British spy who befriended Trotsky during the Russian Revolution, smuggled the Romanian crown jewels out of the Soviet Union and was involved in a doomed attempt to rescue the Tsar's family. During the Second World War, he was the link between Churchills Special Operations Executive and Stalin's secret service. He was a man capable of great bravery, but little compassion.
In this gripping biography, acclaimed writer and journalist Peter Day shines a light on the shadowy world of twentieth-century espionage. It was the age of swashbuckling secret agents, swordsticks and clandestine assignations, and it is vividly brought to life through the story of George Hill, one of Britains most remarkable spies.

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