The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service

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Orion, 30 дек. 2010 г. - Всего страниц: 416

A dramatic story of secrets, espionage, murder and cover-ups - the most important Cold War spy story for a generation.

For half a century, the case of Isaiah Oggins, a 1920s New York intellectual brutally murdered in 1947 on Stalin's orders, remained hidden in the secret files of the KGB and the FBI - a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. Then, in 1992, it surfaced briefly, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a deeply censored dossier to the White House. THE LOST SPY at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets.

Based on six years of international sleuthing, THE LOST SPY traces Oggins's rise in beguiling detail - a brilliant Columbia University graduate sent to run a safe house in Berlin and spy on the Romanovs in Paris and the Japanese in Manchuria - and his fall: death by poisoning in a KGB laboratory.

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Intriguing story. One reads that the gulag system consumed untold numbers of Russians and even some foreigners, this book helps put a human face on those multitudes. I'm impressed that the author was ... Читать весь отзыв

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Andrew Meier, a former Moscow correspondent for Time magazine, is the author of 'Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall', which was named a Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, the Economist and Publishers Weekly. He lives in New York.

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