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Beyond the wall : memoirs of an East and West German spy

Author: Werner Stiller; Jefferson Adams
Publisher: Washington : Brassey's (US), ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English-language edView all editions and formats
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The warning from his West German handler was clear: "You are in great danger! You must get out now!" Double agent Werner Stiller carefully began planning his escape to the West. His world would soon change forever: either he would leave his homeland - or he would die. In the exciting tradition of William Hood's Mole, Beyond the Wall is the true story of a disillusioned East German superspy driven by his conscience  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stiller, Werner, 1948-
Beyond the wall.
Washington : Brassey's (US), ©1992
(OCoLC)636863335
Named Person: Werner Stiller; Stiller; Werner Stiller
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Stiller; Jefferson Adams
ISBN: 0028810074 9780028810072
OCLC Number: 24952543
Notes: Translation of: Im Zentrum der Spionage.
"Brassey's intelligence & national security library"--Foreword.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Roy Godson --
Preface to English Edition / Jefferson Adams --
1. Prologue --
2. A Youth in the "New Germany" --
3. My Path to State Security --
4. The Years of Apprenticeship --
5. The Daily Grind --
6. A Tour de Force --
7. My New Goal --
8. Face to Face with the BND --
9. The People from Pullach --
10. On the Powder Keg --
11. The Final Escape --
12. Epilogue.
Other Titles: Im Zentrum der Spionage.
Brassey's intelligence & national security library
Responsibility: Werner Stiller with Jefferson Adams.

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The warning from his West German handler was clear: "You are in great danger! You must get out now!" Double agent Werner Stiller carefully began planning his escape to the West. His world would soon change forever: either he would leave his homeland - or he would die. In the exciting tradition of William Hood's Mole, Beyond the Wall is the true story of a disillusioned East German superspy driven by his conscience to turn double agent for the West. Werner Stiller was a naive young student recruited into the Ministry of State Security - the powerful Stasi - to acquire nuclear weapon secrets in Western Europe in the 1970s. Before long, he learned firsthand that the Stasi's powerful reach surpassed even the alarmists' most Kafkaesque fears and that the East German security forces constituted a vast, privileged underground world based on fear and intimidation. A smash bestseller in Germany, it reveals the actual tools and methods spies use to do their work. Beyond the Wall is both a concise, intelligent, and pointed account of the once all-powerful Stasi and a uniquely personal window into the real world of highly successful espionage.

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