A conversation with bestselling author Ben Macintyre and Rob Citino, PhD
Join us to hear the incredible story of the greatest female spy in history from one of Britain’s most acclaimed historians: Ben Macintyre.
In a quiet English village in 1942, an elegant housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted wife and mother-of-three, the woman known to her neighbors as Mrs. Burton seemed to epitomize rural British domesticity.
However, rather than pedaling towards the shops with her ration book, she was racing through the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific intelligence from one of the country's most brilliant nuclear physicists. Secrets that she would transmit to Soviet intelligence headquarters via the radio transmitter she was hiding in her outdoor privy.
Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times (U.K.) and the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among FriendsDouble Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.