Author: Michael Frayn,Anne Rooney

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781405861830

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

Author: John Earl Haynes,Harvey Klehr,Alexander Vassiliev

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155727

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

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“This important new book . . . based on archival material . . . shows the huge extent of Soviet espionage activity in the United States during the 20th century” (The Telegraph). Based on KGB archives that have never been previously released, this stunning book provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed documents from Moscow. With these notebooks, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have meticulously constructed a new and shocking historical account. Along with valuable insight into Soviet espionage tactics and the motives of Americans who spied for Stalin, Spies resolves many long-standing intelligence controversies. The book confirms that Alger Hiss cooperated with the Soviets over a period of years, that journalist I. F. Stone worked on behalf of the KGB in the 1930s, and that Robert Oppenheimer was never recruited by Soviet intelligence. Uncovering numerous American spies who never came under suspicion, this essential volume also reveals the identities of the last unidentified American nuclear spies. And in a gripping introduction, Vassiliev tells the story of his notebooks and his own extraordinary life.

Beyond Bond

Spies in Fiction and Film

Author: Wesley Alan Britton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.

Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: A-J

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098070

Category: History

Page: 900

View: 2873


A comprehensive two-volume overview and analysis of all facets of espionage in the American historical experience, focusing on key individuals and technologies. * Includes over 750 entries in chronologically organized sections, covering important spies, spying technologies, and events * Written by an expert team of contributing scholars from a variety of fields within history and political science * Provides a chronology of key events related to the use of espionage by the United States or by enemies within our borders * A glossary of key espionage terms * An extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading * Photos of key individuals plus maps of geographical locations and military engagements where espionage played an important role

The Spies Of Warsaw

Author: Alan Furst

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 029785576X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An Autumn evening in 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers' bar in the city's factory district, he will meet with the military attaché from the French embassy. Information will be exchanged for money. So begins THE SPIES OF WARSAW, with war coming to Europe, and French and German operatives locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn in to a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations. Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amidst an extraordinary cast of venal and dangerous characters - Colonel Anton Vyborg of Polish military intelligence, last seen in Furst's THE POLISH OFFICER; the mysterious and sophisticated Doctor Lapp, senior German Abwehr officer in Warsaw; Malka and Viktor Rozen, at work for the Russian secret service; and Mercier's brutal and vindictive opponent, Major August Voss of SS counterintelligence. And there are many more, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed.

Spying for America

The Hidden History of U.S. Intelligence

Author: Nathan Miller

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company


Category: Espionage, American

Page: 580

View: 8319


Miller offers a comprehensive overview of the use of military intelligence from the American Revolution to the present day War on Terrorism.

Chasing Spies

How the FBI Failed in Counterintelligence But Promoted the Politics of McCarthyism in the Cold War Years

Author: Athan G. Theoharis

Publisher: Ivan R Dee


Category: Political Science

Page: 307

View: 1478


Discusses the FBI's role in important espionage cases of the cold war years, charging that the FBI promoted political McCarthyism while masking counterintelligence shortcomings and citing the FBI's failure to apprehend and convict Soviet agents.