Centurion of the Inner Circle: The Secret Service of Ronnie Sinclair: 1889-1988
Ben Wright

Centurion of the Inner Circle: The Secret Service of Ronnie Sinclair: 1889-1988

Ronald Sinclair was the alias of a British intelligence agent born ‘Reginald Teague-Jones’ in 1889.  He came to public attention largely through the work of a journalist, Peter Hopkirk, in the 1980/90s.  Wright's biography places Sinclair, almost entirely overlooked in intelligence history, where he deserves to be: at the heart of the British counter-intelligence effort against numerous adversaries during the first half of the Twentieth Century. 

It reveals Sinclair’s early life for the first time, and:

  • Provides fresh evidence of Imperial German support for the Bolsheviks.
  • Proves Sinclair’s lifelong connection with Valentine Vivian of the S.I.S.
  • Casts new light on the murder of the ’26 Baku Commissars’.
  • Establishes a history of the S.I.S. operation ‘Military Intelligence Russia’.
  • Discusses the early career of Col. Frederick Kisch, founder of the Mossad.
  • Details Sinclair’s intelligence career in the S.I.S and MI5 between the wars.
  • Shows close links between Stalin and the German military, pre-1933.
  • Establishes Sinclair’s role in British Security Coordination.
  • Reveals Sinclair’s undercover operations in the Battle of the Caribbean.
  • Raises understanding about the Allied victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.
  • Sheds greater light on British bribery to keep Spain out of WWII.
  • Speculates on the astonishing notion that Soviet politician Anastas Mikoyan, who defused the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis, was a British asset.


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  • Author: Ben Wright
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Ben Wright

Ben Wright

Ben Wright was born in Southampton, England.   His childhood was divided between Southampton, Manhattan, Toronto, and a boarding school in Hampshire.  He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he specialised in medieval travelers to Central Asia and was awarded the Grierson Verse Prize.  A recording contract during his finals led to life in music with several records and tours for various bands, including his own, in the UK and abroad.   He has shopped songs in L.A. and Nashville whilst the greatest stretch of his career was spent as a television com...
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