“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

The Man With Three Faces – Richard Sorge…

Posted: June 4th, 2019 | No Comments »

I came across this colourful edition of Hans-Otto Meissener’s The Man With Three Faces, his 1955 biography of the Russian super spy who operated in Shanghai and Tokyo, Richard Sorge. It’s not the most detailed biography of Sorge (and there’s a new one out just recently) but Meissner was secretary to General Eugen Ott, the Nazi Ambassador in Tokyo who came under Sorge’s sway and met him a number of times. Indeed Sorge attended Meissner’s wedding in the gardens of the German Embassy in Tokyo…

a pretty good likeness from his photo too…
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