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

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  • Learn about the Cold War from the perspective of a KGB spy and British traitor
  • Understand how espionage affects international relations
  • Get insights into modern-day spying methods
  • Appreciate the dedication and courage of intelligence agents

Product Overview

  • Publisher : Crown; Reprint edition (August 6, 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1101904216
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1101904213
  • Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.89 x 7.94 inches

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

In The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre tells the astonishing story of Oleg Gordievsky, the most famous spy of the Cold War era and one of the few men ever to have betrayed the Soviet Union from within. Gordievsky was a senior KGB officer who, in 1982, was secretly recruited by MI6. Over the next seven years he supplied Britain with crucial intelligence on Moscow's dealings with Eastern Europe and its plans for nuclear war. In 1990, when Gordievsky was arrested by the KGB in Moscow, he was hailed as a hero by Western intelligence services and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

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