The True Story of Geoffrey Pyke: genius, Fugitive, Spy
Hardback 546pp Illustrated
9781848094437   Product Code: 21887
After his suicide in 1948, Geoffrey Pyke was described as one of the geniuses of his time; only now can this biography reveal the full extent of his strange achievements. The epithet 'Iceman' referred to a 1942 project to have Churchill build an aircraft carrier of reinforced ice; he also thought up Mass Observation, earned a fortune on the stock market and wrote a bestseller; but MI5 had material suggesting he was a senior Soviet Comintern official and a spy.