The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War by Marcia Mitchell & Thomas Mitchell
Inspiration for the major motion picture Official Secrets.
Featuring a new introduction.
In January 2003, 28-year-old GCHQ translator Katharine Gun received an email from the US National Security Agency that would turn her world upside down. The message requested Katharine's assistance in co-ordinating an illegal US-UK spy operation which would secure UN authorisation for the Iraq invasion. Horrified, she decided to leak the information to the British press.
Katharine's decision would change her life forever, as she was arrested under the Official Secrets Act whilst becoming a cause célèbre for political activists. Official Secrets is the definitive account of a whistleblower case that reads like a thriller, and will ask you the same question that was asked of Katharine that cold January day – where do your true loyalties lie?
About the Author
Marcia Mitchell is the author of numerous non-fiction and fiction books. She is a former Associate Director of the American Film Institute, and former senior executive of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She divides her time between her homes in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Southern California.
Paperback | 256 pages
129 x 198 x 20mm | 230g
03 Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom
Condition: Very Good
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