Lockhart, Robert Bruce. Comes the Reckoning. London: Putnam, 1947.
Clark Comment: It is something of a shame that Lockhart wrote this memoir of his four years at the head of the Political Warfare Executive (PWE) so soon after World War II. He was extremely circumspect, supplying little detail of either the overt (propaganda) or covert (deception) side of that organization's activities. Constantinides notes that "Lockhart devotes most of the book to political commentaries and discussing his contacts." The PWE story is told better in Cruickshank, The Fourth Arm (1977) and Delmer, Black Boomerang (1962).
Lockhart, Robert H. Bruce [Sir]. Memoirs of a British Agent. London: Penguin, 1930. 2d ed. London: 1934. British Agent. New York: Putnam's, 1933. 2d ed. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1936. Basingstoke, UK: Papermac, 1985. [pb] Memoirs of a British Agent: Being an Account of the Author's Early Life in Many Lands and of His Official Mission to Moscow in 1918. London: Macmillan, 1974.
Trapped in a provocation operation by the Cheka in 1918, Lockhart was soon exchanged for Maxim Litvinov, who had been arrested by the British.
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1. Ace of Spies. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1967. New York: Stein & Day, 1968. Reilly: Ace of Spies. London: Quartet Books, 1992.
Surveillant 2.6 calls Ace of Spies a "highly embellished account." According to Constantinides, the biography "adds very little to what was already known.... It is a popular account that lacks documentation.... [H]e included stories about Reilly that can only be described as tall."
2. Reilly: The First Man. New York: Penguin Paperbacks, 1987.
Torrey, IJI&C 1.4: "Ace of Spies ... became the benchmark work on Reilly's life ... [but] Robin Lockhart was misled by some of his original sources.... [W]hen he wrote Ace of Spies he lacked vital information.... The portrait of Reilly that emerged ... was incomplete.... [The] latest book ... presents strong evidence that Reilly ... defected to the Soviets."
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