MAN WHO WAS SATURDAY


MAN WHO WAS SATURDAY

PATRICK BISHOP    Book Number: 89419    Product format: Paperback

Soldier, escaper, spymaster, politician - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons carpark in 1979. 40 years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines the life, heroic war and death of one of Britain's most remarkable 20th century figures. His life reads like a thriller. After capture in 1940 he broke out of Colditz, operated a network to spirit Allied fighters from occupied Europe and served the indictments on Hitler's henchmen at the Nuremberg Trials. In peacetime Britain he launched a political career that would help propel Margaret Thatcher to power but his life came to a shocking end when a bomb was planted under his car by Republican terrorists. An ardent Cold War warrior, he was mixed up in several of the great spy scandals of the period. This biography shows him to be a brave, modest and decent man but also complex and sometimes troubled, and more interesting than many previously understood. He was masterly on military matters, sympathetic, psychologically acute and alert to irony. Long-term investigative journalist Patrick Bishop reassesses the circumstances of Neave's death and raises questions on the identity of his assassins, prompting the official reopening of the police enquiry into his murder. You will read the final pages in a state of horrified disbelief. 291pp, paperback, photos.
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ISBN 9780008309084
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