Welcome to the intriguing world of an adventurous American Intelligence Agent, Colonel Sidney Mashbir (1891-1973), who spent the 1920s and 1930s secretly in alliance with members of the Japanese Royal Family and other top leaders of Japan.Read more...
Welcome to the intriguing world of an adventurous American Intelligence Agent, Colonel Sidney Mashbir (1891-1973), who spent the 1920s and 1930s secretly in alliance with members of the Japanese Royal Family and other top leaders of Japan. Together, they made a valiant effort to prevent war between their nations.
In this thrilling saga, we explore the life of Mashbir, a real-life James Bond, a Master spy, who pioneered the beginning of the CIA, utilizing secret diplomacy and dangerous missions to shape world events. His long military intelligence career began in the early 1900s and continued into the Atomic Age
Based on his deep understanding the Japanese culture, Mashbir achieved a closer intimacy with Emperor Hirohito than perhaps any Westerner. In spite of Mashbir and his Japanese allies' courageous, peace-keeping efforts, World War II erupted. Mashbir was then forced to take a pivotal role in defeating Japan, a nation and its people whom he had so befriended.
Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, President Barack Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, to the thousands who had served under Colonel Mashbir's command in a top secret intelligence organization called A.T.I.S.
The Emperor and the Spy, is based on and inspired by the author's acquisition of Colonel Mashbir's never-before-revealed intimate letters, secret official documents, and photographs. It is a rare occasion when the personal papers of a spy come to light These primary source materials, along with other diverse historical archives were researched, combined with interviews with Mashbir's family, giving a window to a captivating untold story.
To learn more, visit www.TheEmperorAndTheSpy.com to explore an Illustrated Timeline Gallery, which displays many of the fascinating historical documents and research that inspired the novel.