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eBook ´ ePub The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War é 9780771060335 Free Ö hannahredhead í The celebrated author of A Spy Among Friends and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet a thrilling Cold WaThe celebrated author of A Spy Among Friends and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet a thrilling Cold War era tale of Oleg Gordievsky the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the collapse of the Soviet UnionIf anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double agent Kim Philby it was Oleg Gordievsky The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions the savvy sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in Londo 5 superb exciting edge of your seat stars 10th Favorite Read of 2018 Award Mr MacIntyre has written a superb and thrilling book about one of our foremost living spiesMr Oleg Gordievsky was Russian KGB that became an agent for M 16 in England and over the course of the Cold War was able to feed England important information that may have led not only to our world being safe from nuclear disaster but perhaps also to the dissolution of the Soviet Union The author was able to interview Mr Gordievsky over several visits as well as many other M 16 KGB CIA and other European secret agents He also read countless other source materials but was not privy to secret documents held by the superpowers Mr Gordievsky's two ex wives colleagues friends and enemies were also given a voice in this riveting and information packed book This reader was enthralled thrilled and riveted Mr MacIntyre has a supreme ability to write a true story with both a factual and compassionate touch injecting just enough humor about some of the antics and errors that occurred by various players along the way I also loved Margaret Thatcher's involvement in this story and her admiration and support of this gentleman and who was known to her as Mr Collins Mr Gordievsky greatly assisted her in improving Anglo Russian relations Do yourself a favor and pick this up for your favorite Uncle at Christmas but read it before you gift it Shhhh I won't tellMr Oleg Gordievsky

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Evsky 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 Unfolding the delicious three way gamesmanship between America Britain and the Soviet Union and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat by beat of Gordievsky's nail biting escape from Moscow in 1985 Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet Like the greatest novels of John le Carré it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nation Excellent account on life of Oleg Gordievsky if you want to check for his autobiography check Next Stop Execution The Autobiography of Oleg Gordievsky Ben Macintyre knows how to write about spies what make them moving and doing stuff they did Another great books just finished recently is A Spy Among Friends Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Both are highly recommended

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The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold WarN but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6 For nearly a decade as the Cold War reached its twilight Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war Desperate to keep the circle of trust close MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top level source Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordi Macintyre's best yet A truly staggering story told by a consummate storyteller That being said it's pretty clear that the book's sources are fairly biased towards Gordievsky and while Macintyre does a good job noting where his sources are displaying overt nostalgia or actively misremembering motivations there's not a strong voice to counteract the overall tone of the narrative SIS officers and agents are providing here Still that's not really why I read Ben Macintyre I read him for the pulse pounding you are there writing the amazing stranger than fiction details and the brave actions of individuals in shaping the course of history On all of those metrics this book delivers and delivers and delivers There were two moments that literally had me holding me breath here The courage and intelligence of those involved in this story are truly inspiring Not to be missed