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The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story

Author: Serhii Plokhy
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fall of 1961, a KGB agent defected to West Germany. The slim 30-year-old man in police custody had papers in the name of an East German, Josef Lehmann, but claimed that his real name was Bogdan Stashinsky, and he was a citizen of the Soviet Union. On the orders of his KGB bosses, he had traveled on numerous occasions to Munich, where he singlehandedly tracked down and killed two enemies of the communist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Bohdan Stashynsʹkyĭ; Stepan Bandera; Lev Rebet; Stepan Bandera; Lev Rebet; Bohdan Stashynsʹkyĭ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serhii Plokhy
ISBN: 9780465035908 0465035906
OCLC Number: 945232319
Description: xiii, 367 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. KGB man --
Stalin's call --
Master killer --
Secret agent --
Parachutist --
Streets of Munich --
Wonder weapon --
Greetings from Moscow --
Part II. Perfect murder --
Red Square --
Herr Popel --
Dead on arrival --
Funeral --
CIA telegram --
Upswing --
Prime suspect --
Active measures --
Part III. Moscow nights --
High hopes --
Man at the top --
Private matter --
Award --
Proposal --
Introducing the bride --
Month of the spy --
Going in circles --
Part IV. Escape from paradise --
Moscow bugs --
Family --
Change of plans --
New year --
Back to school --
Telephone call --
Berlin --
Down to the wire --
Part V. Publicity bomb --
Shock wave --
Defector --
Investigation --
Press conference --
High politics --
Congressman --
Part VI. Trial --
Karlsruhe --
Loyalty and betrayal --
First murder --
Big day --
Doubt --
Prosecution --
Devil's advocates --
Verdict --
Part VII. Departed --
Unanswered letter --
Guest from Washington --
Judex --
Vanished --
Kremlin ghost --
On the run --
Homecoming.
Responsibility: Serhii Plokhy.

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From one of the foremost historians of the former Soviet Union, a nonfiction spy thriller about a KGB assassin whose defection to the West changed the face of Cold War espionage.  Read more...

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