Historian Richard Spence draws on photos, illustrations, and uncovered records from British, Russian, and American intelligence sources to create a powerful portrait of a man who was feared by friend and enemy alike. The dramatic true-life tale of this 20th-century master spy and consummate criminal was the subject of the acclaimed PBS series ...
Historian Richard Spence draws on photos, illustrations, and uncovered records from British, Russian, and American intelligence sources to create a powerful portrait of a man who was feared by friend and enemy alike. The dramatic true-life tale of this 20th-century master spy and consummate criminal was the subject of the acclaimed PBS series "Reilly: Ace of Spies" starring Sam Neill. 16 photos.
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ISBN 0922915792. Hardback. First Printing. Very Good condition book, with some brownspotting to edges of interior pages, minor bumps and rubs to cover corners, in a Very Good condition dustjacket with minor rubs and creases around its edges, some browning to jacket edges. Tight, sound, unmarked copy. $29.95 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 527 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Feral House, Los Angeles, CA, 2002. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 527pgs(Index). Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. Has a faint cigarette smoke odor. ISBN 0922915792 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 6.25" x 9.5" pp. 527. h/b 527 pages, condition is Very Good, minor edge wear to the DJ. The man best known as Sidney George Reilly was one of the most enigmatic figures of the twentieth century. He spent most of his life in the shadows of international intrigue and counted among his legion of friends, victims and accomplices the likes of Rasputin and Churchill. He often is portrayed as a master spy, a man "who never made a mistake"-the living prototype of James Bond. Sidney Reilly's real exploits exceeded anything credited to fictional Bond. Born into a Polish Jewish family as Solomon Rosenblum, he embarked on an amazing, daring and often bewildering career in which he assumed the persona of an Irish-named British gentleman, among many other identities. He was a different person to every man who knew him and every woman who loved him. Sidney Reilly was as much a master criminal as spy, amassing a fortune through the ruthless bartering of influence and information. He was employed and feared by capitolists and commissars alike. Was he a dedicated anti-communist, the Soviet's first "mole, " or simply an unscrupulous con man? Even his end is an enigma: did the Soviets kill him in 1925, or did he live to scheme on for many years to come?
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