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Spies : the rise and fall of the KGB in America

Author: John Earl Haynes; Harvey Klehr; Alexander Vassiliev; Philip Redko; Steven Shabad
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009] ©2009
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"This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, 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, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Earl Haynes; Harvey Klehr; Alexander Vassiliev; Philip Redko; Steven Shabad
ISBN: 9780300123906 0300123906 9780300164381 0300164386
OCLC Number: 262432345
Description: liii, 650 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Alger Hiss : case closed --
Enormous : the KGB attack on the Anglo-American atomic project --
The journalist spies --
Infiltration of the U.S. government --
Infiltration of the Office of Strategic Services --
The XY line : technical, scientific, and industrial espionage --
American couriers and support personnel --
Celebrities and obsessions --
The kGB in America : strengths, weaknesses, and structural problems.
Responsibility: John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev with translations by Philip Redko and Steven Shabad.

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Presents an account of Soviet espionage in America. This book offers insights into espionage tactics and the motives of Americans who spied for Stalin.  Read more...

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"This magisterial book transcends the old debates and paradigms, and provides the most complete and thorough account of what Soviet espionage agents actually did in the United States."--;i>The Weekly Read more...

 
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