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Author Hutton, Robert (Journalist), author.

Title Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter / Robert Hutton.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Roberts,E HUT    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. Edition.
Description xiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-291) and index.
Contents 'A great deal about sabotage and arson' -- 'Thoroughly familiar' -- 'A splendid beacon for the Germans' -- 'Every person within the fortress' -- 'He is quite ruthless where Germans are concerned' -- 'Agents in every country in the world' -- 'So stupid and so obvious' -- 'No organised body' -- 'A masterful and somewhat masculine woman' -- 'Somewhat melodramatic ideas' -- 'Such methods were necessary' -- 'You bomb them, and blow the lot' -- 'A twinge of uneasiness' -- 'Oozing with gratitude' -- 'A National Socialist atmosphere' -- 'The more violent it was, the better' -- 'Carrying on the struggle' -- 'The Gestapo department' -- Epilogue: 'A Great Source of Trouble.'
Summary "The never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated a network of Nazi sympathizers in Great Britain in order to protect the country from the grips of fascism. June 1940: Europe has fallen to Adolf Hitler's army, and Britain is his next target. Winston Churchill exhorts the country to resist the Nazis, and the nation seems to rally behind him. But in secret, some British citizens are plotting to hasten an invasion. Agent Jack tells the incredible true story of Eric Roberts, a seemingly inconsequential bank clerk who, in the guise of "Jack King", helped uncover and neutralize the invisible threat of fascism on British shores. Gifted with an extraordinary ability to make people trust him, Eric Roberts penetrated the Communist Party and the British Union of Fascists before playing his greatest role for MI5: Hitler's man in London. Pretending to be an agent of the Gestapo, Roberts single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathizers-factory workers, office clerks, shopkeepers -who shared their secrets with him. It was work so secret and so sensitive that it was kept out of the reports MI5 sent to Winston Churchill. In a gripping real-world thriller, Robert Hutton tells the fascinating story of an operation whose existence has only recently come to light with the opening of MI5's WWII files. Drawing on these newly declassified documents and private family archives, Agent Jack shatters the comforting notion that Britain could never have succumbed to fascism and, consequently, that the world could never have fallen to Hitler. Agent Jack is the story of one man who loved his country so much that he risked everything to stand against a rising tide of hate."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Roberts, Eric A., 1907-1972.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain. MI5 -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain.
Intelligence officers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage, British -- History -- 20th century.
Nazis -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9781250221766 (hardcover)
1250221765 (hardcover)

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