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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
Published London : Hurst & Company, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 410 pages .)
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
Notes "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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index
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Subject Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969.
Field, Noel Haviland, 1904-1970.
Communism -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage -- History -- 20th century.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849044961 (electronic bk.)
9781849044967 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European show trials