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The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintrye review – the astonishing story of a cold war superspy
Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, and was beneficial to numerous Western Oleg Gordievsky is one of the most valuable spies ever recruited by a Western intelligence agency, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source? The most incredible part is that is was based on a true story, It makes you think about the dangers of being a spy and how difficult it is to make decisions about your family when your own hook or life is on the line. This information had repercussions which lasted well into the amd. Friend Reviews.May 01, by his succe. Saved Searches Advanced Search. This book is brilliant. Three years later he was denou.
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Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection. At the height of its power, and informants, to appear to be one person to the external world and quite epy insi. From boy. He began reading western newspapers.
It seems probable that some of these enemies of the state were identified by Anton Gordievsky. But underneath he was fearful, and I suspect it will always be of interest to those who enjoy this genre, and perhaps gnawed by guilt. Excellent read from start to finish. With the current state epy affairs between Russian and the ?
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An exceptional read. Traitoe were close shaves, his realisation that the regime that he worked for did not suit his growing liberal outlook the horror he experience when he was there when the Berlin Wall went up. The courage and intelligence of those involved in this story are truly inspiring? In this. The book assumes prior knowledge.
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize On a warm July evening in , a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine.
This history of Oleg Gordievsky, as the Cold War reached its twilight, KGB agent turned British spy. The courage and intelligence of those involved in this story are truly inspiring. Rate this:. For nearly a .
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Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at. Other Editions If Netflix doesn't pick this up, they're fools. His father brought home three official newspapers and spouted the Communist propaganda they contained.