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us: Cairncross, John


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    • us: Cairncross, J. (John)
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    • found: His New light on Molière, 1956.
    • found: His Population and agriculture in the devel. countries, 1980: t.p. (J. Cairncross, Devel. Policy Stud. & Train. Service, Policy Anal. Div., FAO)
    • found: The enigma spy, 1997: t.p. (John Cairncross) jkt. (b. 25 July 1913 in Lesmahagow, Scotland)
    • found: The red and the blue, 1986: p. 66 (joined Diplomatic Service before joining the Treasury) p. 157 (spy who was allowed to live in exile in Italy)
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1913)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 23, 2017 (John Cairncross; John Cairncross (25 July 1913--8 October 1995) was a British civil servant who became an intelligence officer and spy during the Second World War; as a Soviet double agent, he passed to the Soviet Union the raw Tunny decrypts that influenced the Battle of Kursk; he was alleged to be the fifth member of the Cambridge Five; he was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died in Herefordshire, England; after his first confession (1952), Cairncross lost his civil-service job and was penniless and unemployed; he moved to the United States as a lecturer at Northwestern University and at Case Western Reserve University; he became an expert on French authors and translated the works of many 17th century French poets and dramatists such as Jean Racine, Jean de La Fontaine and Pierre Corneille, as well as writing three of his own books: Molière bourgeois et libertin; New Light on Molière; and After Polygamy was Made a Sin; he later moved to Rome, where he worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as a translator, also taking on work for the Research Office of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Banca d'Italia and IMI; he retired to the south of France until 1995 when he returned to Britain and married American opera singer Gayle Brinkerhoff; later that year he died after suffering a stroke, at the age of 82; Cairncross' autobiography, The Enigma Spy, was published in 1997)
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