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The spy and the traitor

Ben Macintyre

The spy and the traitor

the greatest espionage story of the Cold War

by Ben Macintyre

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intelligence service,
  • Cold War,
  • Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoĭ bezopasnosti,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Large type books,
  • History,
  • Biography,
  • Spies

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-532) and index.

    Other titlesGreatest espionage story of the Cold War
    StatementBen Macintyre
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUB271.R92 G67 2018b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 559 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages559
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26974789M
    ISBN 10198484153X
    ISBN 109781984841537
    OCLC/WorldCa1052763966

      'The best true spy story I have ever read' - John le Carré Ben Macintyre's new book, The Spy and the Traitor, is a fascinating account of espionage during the heart of the Cold War.   Named a Best Book of by The Economist Shortlisted for the Bailie Giffords Prize in Nonfiction "Readers seeking a page-turning spy story, look no further. The author of A Spy Among Friends and Agent Zigzag, among others, does it again, this time delivering a Cold War espionage story for the ages another can't miss account of intrigue and intelligence."Reviews: K.

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      The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Book): Macintyre, Ben: 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. The Spy and the Traitor may well be his best book yet' Evening Standard 'A dazzling non-fiction thriller and an intimate portrait of high-stakes espionage' Guardian 'A real-life thriller, as tense as John le Carré's novels, or even Ian Fleming's' Economist BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW.


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The Spy and The Traitor is touted in its subhead as "the greatest espionage story ever told." That isn't just publisher hype. The real events and the story of Oleg Gordievsky, KGB officer and diplomat reads like something from a John LeCarre or Robert Ludlum story except it's true and marvelously by: 1.

"The Spy and the Traitor" focuses on Oleg Gordievsky, who was a KGB agent but was also secretly spying for the British intelligence service in the s and 80s. I didn't know much about Gordievsky before starting this book, which made the true story seem all the more incredible/5. The Spy and The Traitor is touted in its subhead as "the greatest espionage story ever told." That isn't just publisher hype.

The real events and the story of Oleg Gordievsky, KGB officer and diplomat reads like something from a John LeCarre or Robert Ludlum story except it's true and marvelously documented/5(K).

Now out in paperback, Mr. Macintyre’s “The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War” is the true story of Oleg Gordievsky, a.

Named a Best Book of by The Economist Shortlisted for the Bailie Giffords Prize in Nonfiction “The Spy and the Traitor [is] a fast-paced and fascinating biography of Russian-spy-turned-British-asset Oleg Gordievsky It’s nonfiction, but it reads like the best of thrillers The toll spying takes on Gordievsky’s personal life Brand: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Praise for The Spy and the Traitor: “The best true spy story I have ever read.” —John Le Carré “Readers seeking a page-turning spy story, look no further. The author of A Spy Among Friends and Agent Zigzag, among others, does it again, this time delivering a Cold War espionage story for the ages another can’t miss account of intrigue and intelligence.”/5(K).

About The Spy and the Traitor. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

“The best true spy story I have ever read.”—JOHN LE CARRÉ If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to. The Spy and the Traitor may well be his best book yet' Evening Standard 'A dazzling non-fiction thriller and an intimate portrait of high-stakes espionage' Guardian 'A real-life thriller, as tense as John le Carré's novels, or even Ian Fleming's' Economist.

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• The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre is published by Penguin (£20). To order a copy for £ go to or call. The Spy and The Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War; By Ben Macintyre; Signal; pages; A year after the death from poisoning of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre untangles the case of Soviet Union/KGB agent turned British/MI6 spy, Oleg Gordievsky. However, little attention is given to why and how The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed and to what extent its realities aligned with the communist framework envisaged by its founders.

The spy and the traitor relates the “true” story of Oleg Gordievski, a KGB colonel who betrayed to the British near the end of the cold war. It is a fascinating story and it comes with an almost incredible conclusion more thrilling than that of the best spy s: K.

REVIEWS: The Spy and the Traitor The Guardian The Washington Post GoodReads Book Companion NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

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The Spy and the Traitor. Signal, The influence of the KGB ran deep in Oleg Gordievsky: his father was a KGB agent, all his parents friends were KGB members, and the family lived in a KGB apartment block.

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agent Aldrich Ames, although, in fact, both men were spies for, and traitors to, the country they served. The Spy and the Traitor is published by Penguin at £ Poetry book of the month: Animal Experiments by Anja Konig. 25 Julpm. Swift-moving tale of true espionage in the most desperate years of the Cold War.

Oleg Gordievsky (b. ) seemed to be a true believer in communism, a man who had emerged from secondary school, writes Macintyre (Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War,etc.), as “a competent.

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