Comrade Jim: The Spy Who Played for Spartak

Comrade Jim: The Spy Who Played for Spartak

The true and remarkable story of the English double agent who ended up playing for Spartak Moscow.

Like many working class children growing up in the war, the young Jim Riordan would fantasise his way out of his devastated surroundings with dreams of Wembley and FA Cup glory for his local team, Portsmouth FC. Spartak Moscow, the team he would end up playing for, wasn't even on his radar.

Taught Russian and trained as a spy in the same institution that nurtured the… (more)

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Publisher: Fourth Estate (January 12, 2009)

Collection: Fourth Estate non-fiction

Parent ISBN: 9780007251148

Language: English


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