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PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.

Author Name    Routledge, Paul.

Title   PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good -

Jacket Condition   Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London Fourth Estate 2002

ISBN Number    1841552447

Seller ID   29761

392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere.

Airey  Neave,  POWs,  Escapers,  World  War  II,  Colditz,  Escapes,  Abingdon,  Clement  Atlee,  British  Politics,  Politicians,  Northern  Ireland,  Blue  Streak  Missile,  Room  900,  Ronnie  Bunting,  James  Callaghan,  Sir  Winston  Churchill,  Colditz  Castle,  Comet  Line,  Escape  Routes,  Patrick  Cosgrove,  Seamus  Costello,  Donald  Darling,  Secret  Agents,  Sir  Alec  Douglas-home,  Eton  College,  Foreign  Office,  Hugh  Fraser,  Gestapo,  Gibraltar,  Hermann  Goering,  Ian  Gow,  Heinz  Guderian,  Edward  Heath,  Rudolf  Hess,  Adolf  Hitler,  Intelligence  School,  IS9,  Irish  National  Liberation  Army,  INLA,  Irish  Republican  Army,  IRA,  Irish  Republican  Socialist  Party,  IRSP,  Assassinations,  Jimmy  Langley,  Conservative  Party,  Bernadette  McAliskey,  Harold  MacMillan,  Roy  Mason,  Maze,  Long  Kesh,  Merton  College,  Oxford,  MI5,  MI6,  Secret  Intelligence  Service,  MI9,  Escape  And  Evasion,  Murder,  Nazism,  Nazis,  Shadow  North  Ireland  Secretary,  Claude  Nicholson,  Nuremberg  Trials,  Operation  Clockwork  Orange,  Pat  Line,  J.  Ellison  Platt,  Michael  Plunkett,  Enoch  Powell,  James  Prior,  Provisional  IRA,  Merlyn  Rees,  Royal  Air  Force,  Royal  Ulster  Constabulary,  RUC,  Concentration  Camps,  SAS,  Special  Air  Service,  Sinn  Fein,  Special  Operations  Executive,  SOE,  SS,  Stalag  XXa,  Thorn,  Territorial  Army,  Margaret  Thatcher,  War  Office,  Colin  Wallace,  Wehrmacht,  William  Whitelaw,  Harold  Wilson,  George  Kennedy  Young. 

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