Coverart for item
The Resource Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul, Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon

Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul, Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon

Label
Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul
Title
Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy
Title remainder
the life and murder of a media mogul
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon
Title variation
Robert Maxwell, Israels superspy
Title variation remainder
the life and murder of a media mogul
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Maxwell--ruthless, volatile, defiant; a man of gargantuan appetites, for food, wine, women, power, money--unabashedly bared his ambition to the world, as he strove to build a publishing empire. But, throughout his career, Robert Maxwell also nurtured another, more driving, and--until now--altogether hidden ambition, and that was to spy for Israel's Mossad. In the end, as Gordon Thomas, an author who has long been trolling the murky waters of international intelligence, shows in this gripping narrative, the conflict between the tycoon's public interests and spy's secret pursuits led to his mystifying death, officially by drowning, in November 1991, offshore of the Canary Islands. According to Thomas's well-placed sources in Israel, Washington, and London, Maxwell first came into Mossad's orbit in the 1970s, when the crack Israeli spy organization stole from the United States its most sophisticated piece of intelligence-gathering software, Enhanced Promis. Of it Mossad made an electronic Trojan horse, secretly amassing strictly classified information from inside the very organizations worldwide to which they were selling it. Mossad's representative for these extremely sensitive transactions costing tens of millions of dollars in China, Russia, India, and twenty other countries was Robert Maxwell. Only Maxwell was also helping himself to some of Mossad's profits--as well as $750 million from his employees' pension fund--in desperate attempts to maintain his empire and to meet the demands of increasingly intolerant creditors. Aboard his yacht that November night in 1991 Maxwell no doubt still clung to the hope of a bailout by Mossad. But Mossad's spy masters could not afford to smile on blackmail. This book reveals all the shocking reasons why. Eight pages of black-and-white photographs add to this astonishing tale of international intrigue, espionage, the Mossad, and murder.--Publisher description
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
184119
Cataloging source
JBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Gordon
Dewey number
327.125694/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • UB271.I82
  • Z325.M394
LC item number
  • M397 2002
  • T46 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dillon, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maxwell, Robert
  • Israel
  • Maxwell, Robert
  • Israel
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Israeli
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Espionage, Israeli
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Spies
  • Great Britain
  • Israel
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and murder of a media mogul
Label
Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul, Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Days of the Kidon
  • Connections
  • The Night of the Kidon
  • A Final Voyage
  • Autopsies and a Funeral
  • Final Post-mortem
Control code
ocm53483745
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xv, 448 pages
Isbn
9780786710782
Lccn
2003276789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53483745
Label
Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul, Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Days of the Kidon
  • Connections
  • The Night of the Kidon
  • A Final Voyage
  • Autopsies and a Funeral
  • Final Post-mortem
Control code
ocm53483745
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xv, 448 pages
Isbn
9780786710782
Lccn
2003276789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53483745

Library Locations

    • Newberg Public LibraryBorrow it
      503 East Hancock Street, Newberg, OR, 97132, US
      45.301909 -122.974741
Processing Feedback ...