Intrepid's Last Case

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Globe Pequot, 2002 - History - 352 pages
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Intrepid's Last Case chronicles the post-World War II activities of Sir William Stephenson, whose fascinating role in helping to defeat the Nazis was the subject of the worldwide best-seller A Man Called Intrepid.
Sir William Stephenson still stood at the center of events when he and author William Stevenson discussed in the 1980s an investigation into sudden allegations that Intrepid's wartime aide, Dick Ellis, has been both a Soviet mole and a Nazi spy. They concluded that the rumors grew, ironically, from Intrepid's last wartime case involving the first major Soviet intelligence defector of the new atomic age: Igor Gouzenko. Intrepid saved Gouzenko and found him sanctuary inside a Canadian spy school, Camp X. Gouzenko was about to make more devastating disclosures than those concerning atomic espionage when the case was mysteriously terminated and Intrepid's organization dissolved.
Unraveling the implications of Gouzenko's defection and Intrepid's removal from the case, tracing the steps of Dick Ellis and disclosing much new information regarding United States and Canadian postwar intelligence activities, Intrepid's Last Case is a story that for sheer excitement rivals the best spy fiction-and is all the more important because every word is true.
Filled with never-before-revealed facts on the Soviet-Western nuclear war dance and a compelling portrayal of the mind of a professional spy, Intrepid's Last Case picks up where the first book ended, at the very roots of the cold war. It describes one of the most widespread cover-ups and bizarre betrayals in intelligence history.


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Review: Intrepid's Last Case: The Super Spy Who Helped Take Down the Nazis

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

A nice sequel to A Man Called Intrepid. It is still amazing how well the KGB had penetrated the British spy establishment in the 1930's and 1940's. Read full review

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PART ONE 198183
T H i i A Mole Called ELLI 13
One Defector 33
T E N William Stephenson Hangs On 69
THIRTEEN Mackenzie King Saves the Christian World M
FOURTEEN Professor May Walks the Primrose Path
FIFTEEN Harry Truman Takes Hold M
The Burrowing
TWENTYSIX A Silence of Conspiracy 197
TWENTYEIGHT Gouzenkos Two ELLIS and the
TWENTYNINE Reputation and Disinformation
Dick Elliss
Dick Elliss Later Years
THIRTYTHREE Moles and Bureaucrats Cover Their

EIGHTEEN Discord Among the Allies 129
NINETEEN WaitBut for What? 133
TWENTYONE The Menace of Interdepartmental Strife 151
TWENTYTWO A Frenzy of Inaction 160
TWENTYFOUR The Flowering of Soviet Espionage 178
THIRTYFOUR Lonely Funerals and Weeded Files 869
THIRTYFIVE When the Cats Away the Moles Will Play 877
T H I R T y s i x Victims of Deceptive Operations
THIRTYSEVEN The Search for the SuperMole 9i
THIRTYNINE Are There No Secrets? 899
FORTY With Both Eyes Open

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About the author (2002)

William Stevenson, a distinguished journalist and war correspondent, is the author of many books, including The Yellow Wind, 90 Minutes at Entebbe, and A Man Called Intrepid (page 114), which is also available from The Lyons Press. He lives in the Far East.

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