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The Resource The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War, Ben Macintyre

The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War, Ben Macintyre

Label
The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War
Title
The spy and the traitor
Title remainder
the greatest espionage story of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Ben Macintyre
Title variation
Greatest espionage story of the Cold War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Traces the story of Russian intelligence operative Oleg Gordievsky, revealing how his secret work as an undercover MI6 informant helped hasten the end of the Cold War
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10692312
Cataloging source
AU@
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1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
327.1273047092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.S652
LC item number
M33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gordievsky, Oleg
  • Espionage, British
  • Cold War
  • Spies
  • Intelligence service
Target audience
adult
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the greatest espionage story of the Cold War
Label
The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War, Ben Macintyre
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published by Viking in 2018
  • Published in the US by Crown, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065374133
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241972137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1104950850
Label
The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published by Viking in 2018
  • Published in the US by Crown, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065374133
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241972137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1104950850

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