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Author Wasserstein, Bernard.
Title The secret lives of Trebitsch Lincoln / Bernard Wasserstein.
Published Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1989.
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 Special Collections & Archives  D413.T68 W37 1989    IN LIBRARY
Description 390 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Note Originally published: New Haven; London : Yale University Press, 1988.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Revolutionary, spy, missionary, and conman, Trebitsch Lincoln was one of the most bizarre figures in modern history. A juvenile criminal in his native Hungary, he emigrated to Canada in 1900 as a missionary in Montreal and then became, successively, Anglican curate in Kent, Liberal Member of the British Parliament, German agent in both world wars, outlaw in the USA, member of the 1920 right-wing German military government, conspirator in the "White International," adviser to warlords in China, and Buddhist abbot in Shanghai. Historian Bernard Wasserstein unraveled the career of the many-faceted Trebitsch Lincoln by unearthing police reports, intelligence files, and diplomatic dispatches from more than a dozen countries and integrating them with numerous other archival documents and unpublished papers, to create a striking portrait of an enigmatic man. Trebitsch bamboozled many, including Lloyd George, Himmler and J. Edgar Hoover, and his life story mirrors the unquiet spirit of his age.--From publisher description.
Awards Winner of the 1988 Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction.
Local Note Special Collections' copy is part of the Horowitz Family Collection.
Rose Horowitz; Gift.
Subject Trebitsch-Lincoln, Ignatius Timothy, 1879-1943.
Adventure and adventurers -- Biography.
Jews -- Hungary -- Biography.
Collection Title Horowitz Family Collection.
ISBN 0140119469 (pbk.)
9780140119466 (pbk.)
OCLC number 59149522