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The Resource Near and distant neighbors : a new history of Soviet intelligence, Jonathan Haslam

Near and distant neighbors : a new history of Soviet intelligence, Jonathan Haslam

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Near and distant neighbors : a new history of Soviet intelligence
Title
Near and distant neighbors
Title remainder
a new history of Soviet intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Haslam
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Language
eng
Summary
Near and Distant Neighbours is the first ever substantiated and complete history of Soviet intelligence. Based on a mass of newly declassified Russian secret intelligence documentation, it reveals the true story of Soviet intelligence from its very beginnings in 1917 right through to the end of the Cold War. Covering both main branches of Soviet espionage - civilian and military - Jonathan Haslam charts the full range of the Soviet intelligence effort and the story of its development: in cryptography, disinformation, special forces, and counter-intelligence. In a tragic irony, an organization that so casually disposed of others critically depended upon the human factor. Due to their lack of expertise and technological know-how, from early on the Soviets were forced to rely heavily on secret agents instead of the more sophisticated code-breaking techniques of other intelligence agencies. But in this they were highly successful, recruiting spy rings such as the infamous 'Cambridge Five' in the 1930s. Had it not been for Soviet espionage against Britain's code-breaking effort during the Second World War, Stalin might never have won the victory that later enabled him to dominate half of Europe. Similarly, espionage directed at his allies enabled the Soviets to build an atomic bomb earlier than expected and to take calculated risks in post-war diplomacy, such as his audacious blockade of Berlin which led to the Berlin Airlift
Summary
Traces the history of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War, drawing on neglected sources to examine the role of military intelligence and the special service in maintaining the Soviet state
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10443176
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Haslam, Jonathan
Dewey number
327.1247
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6529.I6
LC item number
H37 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cryptography
  • Intelligence service
  • Secret service
  • Military intelligence
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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a new history of Soviet intelligence
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Near and distant neighbors : a new history of Soviet intelligence, Jonathan Haslam
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
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  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055762233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9780198708490
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015487349
Other control number
YBP12235400
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)907661248
Label
Near and distant neighbors : a new history of Soviet intelligence, Jonathan Haslam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055762233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9780198708490
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015487349
Other control number
YBP12235400
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)907661248

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