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The Billion Dollar Spy

The Billion Dollar Spy Book
Author : David E. Hoffman
Publisher : Icon Books
Release : 2017-06-01
ISBN : 1785781987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2018 AND A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'An astonishingly detailed picture of espionage in the 1980s, written with pacey journalistic verve and an eerily contemporary feel.' Ben Macintyre, The Times ‘A gripping story of courage, professionalism, and betrayal in the secret world.’ Rodric Braithwaite, British Ambassador in Moscow, 1988-1992 ‘One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.’ Washington Post January, 1977. While the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station fills his gas tank, a stranger drops a note into the car. In the years that followed, that stranger, Adolf Tolkachev, became one of the West’s most valuable spies. At enormous risk Tolkachev and his handlers conducted clandestine meetings across Moscow, using spy cameras, props, and private codes to elude the KGB in its own backyard – until a shocking betrayal put them all at risk. Drawing on previously classified CIA documents and interviews with first-hand participants, The Billion Dollar Spy is a brilliant feat of reporting and a riveting true story from the final years of the Cold War.

The Billion Dollar Spy

The Billion Dollar Spy Book
Author : David E. Hoffman
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2015-07-07
ISBN : 9780385537605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of the CIA's most valuable spy in the Soviet Union and an evocative portrait of the agency's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War. While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States. From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked open the secret Soviet military research establishment, using his access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future. He was one of the most productive and valuable spies ever to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union. Tolkachev took enormous personal risks, but so did his CIA handlers. Moscow station was a dangerous posting to the KGB's backyard. The CIA had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev became a singular breakthrough. With hidden cameras and secret codes, and in face-to-face meetings with CIA case officers in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and the CIA worked to elude the feared KGB. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman reveals how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring readers this real-life espionage thriller.

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy Book
Author : Abookaday
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-07-27
ISBN : 9781535283700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Billion Dollar Spy, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. In The Billion Dollar Spy, David E. Hoffman details the account of a spy in the Cold War so valuable, the United States would risk everything to keep him. It's a true story, but it reads like a screenplay written for Leonardo DiCaprio. The story undulates as tensions rise and fall and Hoffman gives his readers the one-two punch just as the details start coming into focus. This story takes place in Moscow over the course of eight years. It begins with the CIA's difficulty gaining traction against the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Soon enough, however, they find what they were looking for in a seemingly ordinary Soviet engineer. This man didn't open doors for the United States, he blew holes in the foundation. It was his Intel that cost the Soviet Union years of research and saved the United States an almost immeasurable amount of money. This summary can be consumed alongside Hoffman's novel, or it can be read on its own. It is intended to tell the story, but mainly to be a sidecar to Hoffman's hard work. This summary will provide clear and detailed character summary as well as a breakdown of literary elements and themes in the novel. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E Hoffman Summary Analysis

The Billion Dollar Spy  by David E  Hoffman   Summary   Analysis Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread Summaries
Release : 2015-08-29
ISBN : 1943427828
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union’s aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent who gave his identity to the Soviet secret police, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB). While the CIA was largely meant for intelligence analysis at its outset, troubles with the Soviet Union caused the CIA to expand into espionage and covert operations. However, it was difficult to run spy operations within the Soviet Union itself because of heightened national security and suspicion. For these reasons, the CIA had trouble… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Billion Dollar Spy • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

The Billion Dollar Spy Summary

The Billion Dollar Spy   Summary Book
Author : Summary Station
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-09-22
ISBN : 9781517465360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn About America's Most Valuable Spy In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!! Get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $9.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device Hoffman's look into the story of Tolkachev, the billion-dollar spy, is exciting and thrilling, while also being a tragic emotional roller coaster. Hoffman presents the events in such a way the raises the stakes of each operation to its peak. Every meeting, whether between Tolkachev or another of the spies featured in the book is supplemented by the exact right amount of background information-not so much that it becomes boring, but enough to know just how much danger everybody is in. The inclusion of background details about each person creates palpable emotional attachment when things start going wrong. Hoffman's write-up of these events reminds us that the people of the CIA and the citizens of the Soviet Union, even KGB officers, are all real people striving for what they believe is good and right.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today * How The American Government Worked With Foreign Spys * What Kind Of Information The Top Russian Spy Provided* Why This Spy Was Caught And Killed In The Soviet UnionDownload Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $9.99, but for a limited time you can download the summary of David E Hoffman's "The Billion Dollar Spy" by for a special discounted price of only $2.99

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The Billion Dollar Spy Summary   Analysis Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-08-28
ISBN : 9781517109813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union's aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent who gave his identity to the Soviet secret police, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB). While the CIA was largely meant for intelligence analysis at its outset, troubles with the Soviet Union caused the CIA to expand into espionage and covert operations. However, it was difficult to run spy operations within the Soviet Union itself because of heightened national security and suspicion. For these reasons, the CIA had trouble... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Billion Dollar Spy * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy

Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy Book
Author : Instaread Summaries
Publisher : Idreambooks
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN : 9781945251924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Billion Dollar Spy* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy Book
Author : Abookaday
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-09-28
ISBN : 9781539121862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Billion Dollar Spy, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. In The Billion Dollar Spy, David E. Hoffman details the account of a spy in the Cold War so valuable, the United States would risk everything to keep him. It's a true story, but it reads like a screenplay written for Leonardo DiCaprio. The story undulates as tensions rise and fall and Hoffman gives his readers the one-two punch just as the details start coming into focus. This story takes place in Moscow over the course of eight years. It begins with the CIA's difficulty gaining traction against the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Soon enough, however, they find what they were looking for in a seemingly ordinary Soviet engineer. This man didn't open doors for the United States, he blew holes in the foundation. It was his Intel that cost the Soviet Union years of research and saved the United States an almost immeasurable amount of money. This summary can be consumed alongside Hoffman's novel, or it can be read on its own. It is intended to tell the story, but mainly to be a sidecar to Hoffman's hard work. This summary will provide clear and detailed character summary as well as a breakdown of literary elements and themes in the novel. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Guide to David E Hoffman s the Billion Dollar Spy

Guide to David E  Hoffman s the Billion Dollar Spy Book
Author : Eureka
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-04
ISBN : 9781545104224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to David E. Hoffman's The Billion Dollar Spy Preview: The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union's aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent who gave his identity to the Soviet secret police, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB)... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs Book
Author : David E Hoffman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-09-13
ISBN : 161039111X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.

The Dead Hand

The Dead Hand Book
Author : David HOFFMAN
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-09-06
ISBN : 9781785785313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Dead Hand book written by David HOFFMAN, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Billion Dollar Brain

Billion Dollar Brain Book
Author : Len Deighton
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN : 0241505178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Dazzlingly intelligent and subtle' Sunday Times 'Worth of Raymond Chandler ... intelligent, inventive, constantly entertaining' Sunday Telegraph Texan billionaire General Midwinter will stop at nothing to bring down the USSR - even if it puts the whole world at risk. The fourth and final novel featuring the cynical, insolent narrator of The IPCRESS File sees him sent from his shabby Soho office to bone-freezing Helsinki in order to penetrate Midwinter's vast anti-Communist network - and stop a deadly virus from wiping out the planet.

Spy Watching

Spy Watching Book
Author : Loch K. Johnson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-12-01
ISBN : 0190682736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All democracies have had to contend with the challenge of tolerating hidden spy services within otherwise relatively transparent governments. Democracies pride themselves on privacy and liberty, but intelligence organizations have secret budgets, gather information surreptitiously around the world, and plan covert action against foreign regimes. Sometimes, they have even targeted the very citizens they were established to protect, as with the COINTELPRO operations in the 1960s and 1970s, carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against civil rights and antiwar activists. In this sense, democracy and intelligence have always been a poor match. Yet Americans live in an uncertain and threatening world filled with nuclear warheads, chemical and biological weapons, and terrorists intent on destruction. Without an intelligence apparatus scanning the globe to alert the United States to these threats, the planet would be an even more perilous place. In Spy Watching, Loch K. Johnson explores the United States' travails in its efforts to maintain effective accountability over its spy services. Johnson explores the work of the famous Church Committee, a Senate panel that investigated America's espionage organizations in 1975 and established new protocol for supervising the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the nation's other sixteen secret services. Johnson explores why partisanship has crept into once-neutral intelligence operations, the effect of the 9/11 attacks on the expansion of spying, and the controversies related to CIA rendition and torture programs. He also discusses both the Edward Snowden case and the ongoing investigations into the Russian hack of the 2016 US election. Above all, Spy Watching seeks to find a sensible balance between the twin imperatives in a democracy of liberty and security. Johnson draws on scores of interviews with Directors of Central Intelligence and others in America's secret agencies, making this a uniquely authoritative account.

Llewellyn the Ghost The Case of the Billion Dollar Threat

Llewellyn the Ghost   The Case of the Billion Dollar Threat Book
Author : Peter Worthington
Publisher : Oyez!Books
Release : 2016-03-24
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seven hundred years ago, during a battle between Llewellyn the Great and King Edward I of England, a flying arrow killed a 14-year old boy. Llewellyn, son of Llewellyn the Great, was trapped forever in the ruined castle on the wild coast of Wales. He is rescued by David, a modern-day boy, and they become firm friends. David does not always appreciate having Llewellyn with him but having a ghost for a friend is certainly handy especially when they keep stumbling across crooks and evil criminals. Together with Detective Chief Inspector Catrin Johnson and her young cousin, Jemma, David and Llewellyn travel to New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and the icy waters of the Arctic to save the world. The Case of the Billion Dollar Threat is the first book of their adventures.

The Quiet Americans

The Quiet Americans Book
Author : Scott Anderson
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 0385540469
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Enthralling. . . . Lying and stealing and invading, it should be said, make for captivating reading, especially in the hands of a storyteller as skilled as Anderson.” —The New York Times Book Review A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR At the end of World War II, the United States was considered the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear—to some—that the Soviet Union was already seeking to expand and foment revolution around the world, and the American government’s strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly formed CIA. Chronicling the fascinating lives of the agents who sought to uphold American ideals abroad, Scott Anderson follows the exploits of four spies: Michael Burke, who organized parachute commandos from an Italian villa; Frank Wisner, an ingenious spymaster who directed actions around the world; Peter Sichel, a German Jew who outwitted the ruthless KGB in Berlin; and Edward Lansdale, a mastermind of psychological warfare in the Far East. But despite their lofty ambitions, time and again their efforts went awry, thwarted by a combination of ham-fisted politicking and ideological rigidity at the highest levels of the government. Told with narrative brio, deep research, and a skeptical eye, The Quiet Americans is the gripping story of how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to permanently damage its moral standing in the world.

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology Book
Author : Ben Wagner,Matthias C. Kettemann,Kilian Vieth
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2021-11-29
ISBN : 1785367722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a digitally connected world, the question of how to respect, protect and implement human rights has become unavoidable. This contemporary Research Handbook offers new insights into well-established debates by framing them in terms of human rights. It examines the issues posed by the management of key Internet resources, the governance of its architecture, the role of different stakeholders, the legitimacy of rule making and rule-enforcement, and the exercise of international public authority over users. Highly interdisciplinary, its contributions draw on law, political science, international relations and even computer science and science and technology studies.

Global Security Intelligence Studies

Global Security   Intelligence Studies Book
Author : Yoav Gortzak
Publisher : Westphalia Press
Release : 2017-02-18
ISBN : 9781633914377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Editorial Welcome Yoav Gortzak & Patricia J. Campbell Articles Academic Intelligence Programs in the United States: Exploring the Training and Tradecraft Debate Michael Landon-Murray & Stephen Coulthart Anonymous Versus ISIS: The Role of Non-state Actors in Self-defense Andrew Colarik & Rhys Ball Calculation of Goodwill: Humanitarianism, Strategic Interests, and the U.S. Response to Typhoon Yolanda Chris J. Dolan & Alynna J. Lyon An Assessment of Lone Wolves Using Explosive-Laden Consumer Drones in the United States Matthew Hughes & James Hess Is China Playing a Contradictory Role in Africa? Security Implications of its Arms Sales and Peacekeeping Earl Conteh-Morgan & Patti Weeks Book Reviews Review of On Intelligence: The History of Espionage and the Secret World Adeyinka Makinde Review of Confronting Al Qaeda: The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy in Al Anbar James Hess Review of The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son he Trained to Spy for Russia Rhys Ball Review of The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal Robert Smith

Classic Book Reviews and Timely Stories

Classic Book Reviews and Timely Stories Book
Author : Charles J. Scott
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2021-04-07
ISBN : 1649133995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Classic Book Reviews and Timely Stories By: Charles J. Scott We all want to learn from perceptive, intelligent, and experienced individuals we admire so that we may live better lives ourselves. Obviously, we need good guidance and a positive influence on our thought processes for this purpose. That's why we read great books from knowledgeable sources and listen to our role models. Because he likes to reflect on the books he has read and incorporate the favorable impressions they have made on him into his daily activities, author Charles Scott developed the habit of writing a series of book reviews and short stories to commemorate the occasion. The reviews have provided him with a diving platform, or a jumping-off point of departure, for making sound decisions and evaluating his actions. Consequently, the resulting stories represent a celebration of the life and times in which he has lived. They are meant to celebrate humanity in an otherwise uncertain world throughout the ages.

Fumbled Call

Fumbled Call Book
Author : David E. Sumner
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2018-02-28
ISBN : 1476671419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Atlanta insurance salesman George Burnett found himself at the center of a football scandal when he overheard a phone conversation between University of Georgia athletic director Wally Butts and University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Butts seemed to be giving Bryant play formations that would help Alabama defeat Georgia 35-0 in the 1962 season opener. When Burnett's story was published several months later in The Saturday Evening Post, Butts and Bryant sued for libel. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court in an historic 5-4 decision--Butts v. Curtis Publishing expanded the legal definition of "public figures." Referencing more than 3,000 pages of letters, depositions and trial transcripts, the author reveals new information about this scandal and its resulting trial.