Queen of Spies

Queen of Spies

Daphne Park, Britain's Cold War Spy Master

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From living in a tin-roofed shack north of Dar-es-Salaam to becoming Baroness Park of Monmouth, Daphne Park led a most unusual life—one that consisted of a lifelong love affair with the world of Britain's secret services. In the 1970s, she was appointed to Secret Intelligence Service's most senior operational rank as one of its seven Area Controllers—an extraordinary achievement for a woman working within this most male-dominated and secretive of organizations.In Queen of Spies, Paddy Hayes recounts the fascinating story of the evolution of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from World War II to the Cold War through the eyes of Daphne Park, one of its outstanding and most unusual operatives. He provides the reader with one of the most intimate narratives yet of how the modern SIS actually went about its business whether in Moscow, Hanoi, or the Congo, and shows how Park was able to rise through the ranks of a field that had been comprised almost entirely of men.Queen of Spies captures all the paranoia, isolation, deception of Cold War intelligence work, and combines it with the personal story of one extraordinary woman trying to navigate this secretive world. Hayes unveils all that it may be possible to know about the life of one of Britain's most celebrated spies.
The true story of Daphne Park, the female British secret intelligence officer who rose through the male-dominated ranks to become the Queen of Spies

Baker & Taylor
Documents the life of the British secret intelligence officer Daphne Park, who in 1970 rose through the male dominated ranks to become one of the seven Area Controllers.

Baker
& Taylor

Documents the true story of the female British secret intelligence officer to share insights into the significance of her achievements in a male-dominated organization, offering intimate narratives of her Cold War-era missions and her celebrated appointment as one of the SIS's elite Area Controllers.

Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2016, c2015
ISBN: 9781468312683
Branch Call Number: 327.1241 HAY
Characteristics: vii, 328 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.

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