The Resource A very expensive poison : the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West, Luke Harding

A very expensive poison : the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West, Luke Harding

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A very expensive poison : the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West
Title
A very expensive poison
Title remainder
the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West
Statement of responsibility
Luke Harding
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. Based on the best part of a decade's reporting, as well as extensive interviews with those closest to the events (including the murder suspects), and access to trial evidence, Luke Harding's A Very Expensive Poison is the definitive inside story of the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko. Harding traces the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim; it is a deadly trail that seemingly leads back to the Russian state itself. This is a shocking real-life revenge tragedy with corruption and subterfuge at every turn, and walk-on parts from Russian mafia, the KGB, MI6 agents, dedicated British coppers, Russian dissidents
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harding, Luke
Dewey number
327.1247
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Litvinenko, Alexander
  • Litvinenko, Alexander
  • Dissenters
  • Spies
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
A very expensive poison : the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West, Luke Harding
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Copyright
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
  • Paperback edition.
  • New and updated edition.
Extent
454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783350940
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 359790
  • (HPL)244852
  • 359790
Label
A very expensive poison : the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West, Luke Harding
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
  • Paperback edition.
  • New and updated edition.
Extent
454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783350940
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 359790
  • (HPL)244852
  • 359790

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