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The Resource Red spy queen : a biography of Elizabeth Bentley, Kathryn S. Olmsted

Red spy queen : a biography of Elizabeth Bentley, Kathryn S. Olmsted

Label
Red spy queen : a biography of Elizabeth Bentley
Title
Red spy queen
Title remainder
a biography of Elizabeth Bentley
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn S. Olmsted
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Elizabeth Bentley slunk into an FBI office in 1945, she was thinking only of saving herself from NKGB assassins who were hot on her trail. She had no idea that she was about to start the greatest Red Scare in U.S. history." "Bentley (1908-1963) was a Connecticut Yankee and Vassar graduate who spied for the Soviet Union for seven years. She met with dozens of highly placed American agents who worked for the Soviets, gathering their secrets and stuffing sensitive documents into her knitting bag. But her Soviet spymasters suspected her of disloyalty and even began plotting to silence her forever. To save her life, Bentley decided to betray her friends and comrades to the FBI. Her defection effectively shut down Soviet espionage in the United States for years."
  • "Bentley played a crucial role in the cultural and political history of the early Cold War, but she has long been overlooked or underestimated by historians. Even in her own time, journalists and investigators joked about her looks and character, portraying her as either a seductive siren or a vengeful old maid. But Bentley helped remake American politics. Her accusations led to the most sensational spy cases of the Cold War and convinced many Americans that homegrown radicals posed a serious threat to national security."
  • "For years, it has been difficult to assess Bentley's veracity. New documents from Russian and American archives now make it possible to determine when she was telling the truth and when - and why - she decided to lie. Far from a pathetic, lovelorn fool, she was a shrewd woman who succeeded in outsmarting both the NKGB and the FBI. This long overdue biography rescues Elizabeth Bentley from obscurity and tells her dramatic life story."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olmsted, Kathryn S
Dewey number
  • 327.1247073/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX84.B384
LC item number
O45 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communism
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage
  • Informers
  • Women communists
  • Communism
  • Bentley, Elizabeth
Label
Red spy queen : a biography of Elizabeth Bentley, Kathryn S. Olmsted
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The sad and lonely girl -- Chapter 2: Vitally important work -- Chapter 3: Clever girl -- Chapter 4: A serious and dangerous burden -- Chapter 5: Get rid of her -- Chapter 6: The blonde spy queen -- Chapter 7: False witness -- Chapter 8: Somewhat hysterical
Control code
49320306
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780807827390
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002002824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Red spy queen : a biography of Elizabeth Bentley, Kathryn S. Olmsted
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The sad and lonely girl -- Chapter 2: Vitally important work -- Chapter 3: Clever girl -- Chapter 4: A serious and dangerous burden -- Chapter 5: Get rid of her -- Chapter 6: The blonde spy queen -- Chapter 7: False witness -- Chapter 8: Somewhat hysterical
Control code
49320306
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780807827390
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002002824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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