The Spy And The Traitor
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A rare opportunity to see one of the greatest historians of our generation tell the tale that changed the course of the Cold War forever.
Ben Macintyre, expert on twentieth-century espionage and acclaimed author, comes to The Lowry to discuss his new book The Spy and The Traitor - the thrilling and remarkable story of the greatest agent of the Cold War, Oleg Gordievsky.
Gordiesvky gave us invaluable insights into the Soviet Union’s fears about British tactics; here, thanks to exclusive access to Oleg and the intelligence officers he worked with, Ben Macintyre reveals the secret story behind his life and his extraordinary escape from Soviet Russia for the first time.
Ben is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including SAS: Rogue Heroes, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.