The spy and the traitor book

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the spy and the traitor book

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre

Look Inside. Sep 18, Minutes Buy. Aug 06, ISBN Sep 18, ISBN Sep 18, Minutes. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets.
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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Spy and the Traitor'

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A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword. On a warm July evening in , a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB.

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Now out in paperback, Mr. The Soviet spy service was in his heart and in his blood. - Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

O leg Gordievsky was the most significant British agent of the cold war. For 11 years, he spied for MI6. That he managed to deceive his KGB colleagues during this time was remarkable. Even more astounding was that in summer — after Gordievsky was hastily recalled from London to Moscow by his suspicious bosses — British intelligence officers helped him to escape. It was the only time that the spooks managed to exfiltrate a penetration agent from the USSR, outwitting their Russian adversaries.

On May 16, , Oleg Gordievsky, the K. He read it with growing apprehension. For more than a decade, Gordievsky had been a double agent, turning Soviet secrets over to the British. Now he was being ordered to return home at once. Was this a routine summons?

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