Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly

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Tempus, Mar 1, 2004 - True Crime - 351 pages
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Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity. He was a master spy, a brilliant con man, a charmer, and a cad who lived on his wits and thrived on danger, using women shamelessly and killing where necessary—and unnecessary. Sidney Reilly is one of the most fascinating spies of the 20th century, yet he remains one of the most enigmatic. Introducing new evidence gathered from an extraordinary range of sources, Andrew Cook tells the full story of Sidney Reilly’s life. He proves conclusively who Reilly was, where he came from, and the truth behind his most daring exploits.

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User Review  - Ray Lee - Goodreads

ground to a halt after about 60 pages - pacing slow and writing turgid. very disappointing. maybe I'll go back to it sometime, but once I put it down I couldn't pick it up. Read full review

Review: Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly (Revealing History)

User Review  - abclaret - Goodreads

Sidney Reilly is the real life inspiration behind James Bond. The book tries to deconstruct myths generated over the years and gives a likely account for the behaviour and history of this rather ... Read full review


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