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Author Mitchell, Marcia, author.

Title The spy who tried to stop a war : Katharine Gun and the secret plot to sanction the Iraq invasion / Marcia and Thomas Mitchell.

Publication Info. London : William Collins, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  956.7044 MITCHELL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  956.7044 MITCHELL    Check Shelf
Description 238 pages ; 20 cm
Note "Inspiration for the major motion picture Official secrets"--Cover.
Previously published by Polipoint Press in 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-228) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Invitation to a conspiracy. Message sent -- Message received -- Four weeks that changed everything -- Conscience meets Inspector Tintin -- pt. 2. Fallout. Detour on the secret road to war -- Outrage -- Silence in Washington -- Taiwan calling -- pt. 3. The woman. Eight months in limbo -- The third-culture kid -- pt. 4. The legal case. The blonde who dropped the bombshell -- Deportation revisited -- The prosecution and the defense prepare for court -- pt. 5. Aftermath. A historic collapse at the Old Bailey -- Reaction, rebellion, and a crushing new revelation -- An uncommon day in the House of Commons -- Motivations, misdeeds, and tragic mistakes -- Whistle-blowing : conscious and confrontation -- A life interrupted.
Summary "Tells the story of a young British secret service officer, Katharine Gun, and her courageous decision to expose an illegal US-UK operation -- a covert plot to influence the UN vote that would have authorized the Iraq invasion"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Gun, Katharine, 1974-
Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Secret service.
Intelligence service -- United States.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain.
Wiretapping -- Government policy -- United States.
Intelligence service. (OCoLC)fst00975848
Secret service. (OCoLC)fst01110661
Wiretapping -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01176228
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2003-2011
Added Author Mitchell, Thomas, 1922-2010, author.
Other Form: ebook version : 9780008348571
ISBN 000835569X
9780008348564 (paperback)
0008348561 (paperback)
9780008348571 (ePub ebook)
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