9781101904213-1101904216-The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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

ISBN-13: 9781101904213
ISBN-10: 1101904216
Edition: Reprint
Author: Macintyre, Ben
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Crown
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781101904213
ISBN-10: 1101904216
Edition: Reprint
Author: Macintyre, Ben
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Crown
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Macintyre, Ben wrote The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War comprising 384 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1101904216 and 9781101904213. Since then The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.61 or rent at the marketplace.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

“The best true spy story I have ever read.”—JOHN LE CARRÉ

If 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 London, 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 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.

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 nations.
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