The Resource The man who was Saturday : the extraordinary life of Airey Neave, Patrick Bishop

The man who was Saturday : the extraordinary life of Airey Neave, Patrick Bishop

Label
The man who was Saturday : the extraordinary life of Airey Neave
Title
The man who was Saturday
Title remainder
the extraordinary life of Airey Neave
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Bishop
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Airey Neave was one of the most extraordinary figures of his generation. Taken prisoner during WW2, he was the first British officer to escape from Colditz and using the code name ‘Saturday' became a key figure in the IS9 escape and evasion organisation which spirited hundreds of Allied airmen and soldiers out of Occupied Europe. A lawyer by training, he served the indictments on the Nazi leaders at the Nuremburg war trials. An ardent Cold War warrior, he was mixed up in several of the great spy scandals of the period. Most people might consider these achievements enough for a single career, but he went on to become the man who made Margaret Thatcher, mounting a brilliantly manipulative campaign in the 1975 Tory leadership to bring her to power. And yet his death is as fascinating as his remarkable life. On Friday, 30 March 1979, a bomb planted beneath his car exploded while he was driving up the ramp of the House of Commons underground car park, killing him instantly. The murder was claimed by the breakaway Irish Republican group, the INLA. His killers have never been identified
Summary
Soldier, spy, lawyer, politician Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty 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.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763502
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bishop, Patrick
Dewey number
941.085/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neave, Airey
  • Spies
  • Murder victims
  • Politicians
  • Lawyers
  • Vehicle bombs
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
The man who was Saturday : the extraordinary life of Airey Neave, Patrick Bishop
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Soldier. Escaper. Spymaster. Politician"--Front cover and title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008309053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The man who was Saturday : the extraordinary life of Airey Neave, Patrick Bishop
Publication
Note
"Soldier. Escaper. Spymaster. Politician"--Front cover and title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008309053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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