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Sidney Reilly the true story of the world"s greatest spy by Michael Kettle

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Published by St. Martin"s in New York .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union,
  • Great Britain,
  • Soviet Union.


  • Reilly, Sidney George, 1874-1925.,
  • Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Spies -- Soviet Union -- Biography.,
  • Counterrevolutions -- Soviet Union.,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Secret service.,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Protest movements.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 143-144.

StatementMichael Kettle.
LC ClassificationsUB271.G72 R453 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2860093M
ISBN 100312723385
LC Control Number84022852

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