[PDF/EBOOK] The Billion Dollar Spy A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal AUTHOR David E. Hoffman


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  • The Billion Dollar Spy A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
  • David E. Hoffman
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  • 03 April 2018
  • 9780385537605
The Billion Dollar Spy A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

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Apparently the CIA has a warm fuzzy sideYep those hard nosed manipulators at The Agency have big hearts full of concern for their foreign operatives Far from being hard nosed killers and destabilisers of democratic governments the CIA are actually big ole teddy bearsSeriously though Would you have ever guessed that the organisation responsible for toppling Mussadegh The Bay of Pigs Pinochet the School of The Americas the Contras renditions to torture heavy black sites and countless assassinations and that s what we know about could be caring even soft at timesI sure as hell didn t I ve always seen the CIA as of a group of handsomely besuited moral vacuums with a penchant for handing armaments over to bad folks and then looking the other way when those weapons are used for evil But this softer side is one of the surprising elements that comes to the fore in David E Hoffman s fascinating book The Billion Dollar Spy that the CIA had people in it who genuinely cared about the foreign spies they were working with and tried their damnedest to stop them getting hurt or killed Hoffman tells an incredible story of espionage and high drama Of course it s somewhat of a clich to say that a non fic book reads like a spy novel but in this case that well worn phrase is very aptDuring the cold war the CIA didn t have a lot of success running spies in the USSR The Moscow office existed under heavy surveillance in a country where Russian national spies were shot if they were caught The Agency had a few people who had approached them outside the USSR military officers and the like but they had never turned and then run an agent in Russia itselfUntil Soviet scientist Adolf Tolkachev literally knocked on their car door one day at a Moscow petrol stationFrom that first meeting Tolkachev would become the most valuable spy the US ever had in the Soviet world feeding documents on weapon systems radars military plans and even whole electronic components to his CIA handlers His intel was valued at billions of dollars and gave the US a decisive edge against Soviet weaponryMeeting Tolkachev in Moscow disseminating his intel without alerting the Russians to the presence of a mole in their system and arranging the payments and goods Tolkachev demanded became a massive operation for the CIA operating in the centre of the state that was their declared enemyThe tools tricks and gadgets they used to evade the KGB and keep Tolkachev safe read like they were lifted straight from the pages of a Le Carre novel Dead drops Pop up head and shoulder cutouts to convince the KGB people who had dived from cars were still in them disguises spy cameras inside pens the whole James BondIt makes for fascinating reading as does the life and background of Tolkachev himself a man whose wife s parents suffered terribly under Stalin and who strove to destroy the Soviet system from the inside This drive led him to take serious risks in gathering intel for the US something that kept his CIA handlers men who appeared to genuinely care about him as a person under a perpetual cloud of apprehensionOf course while reading this book it s worth considering that the CIA voluntarily turned over the classified documents this account is based on documents that show the agency as dogged patriots with hearts of gold reluctant to give Tolkachev a suicide pill on ethical grounds and constantly encouraging him to think of his health take it easy on the life threatening espionage etcNo doubt there are genuinely good people in the CIA However the agency doesn t seem to be in a hurry to hand over documents about their less savoury operations black rendition sites torture all the stuff that has made their name synonymous with terror As great a read as this book is and it really is fascinating it has to be considered as somewhat of a PR exercise for an organisation with very very dirty handsHowever this doesn t make it any less fascinating a read and this is a must look for anyone interested in spycraft the cold war or military technologies It starts off a little slow but stick with it for fifty pages and you will be rewarded Four rather convincing fake beards out of five IM revelations allowed America to JRR Tolkien - The True Lord of the Rings reshape its weapons systems to defeat Soviet Legacy radar on the ground and in the air giving the United States near total superiority in the skies over EuropeOne of the most valuable spies to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union Tolkachev took enormous personal Ampney Crucis Investigates risks but so did the Americans The CIA had long struggled to Why Do Women Write More Letters Than They Post? recruit and دشتِ سُوس run agents in Moscow and Tolkachev was a singular breakthrough Using spy cameras a. 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Hoffman Nd secret codes as well as face to face meetings in parks and on street corners Tolkachev and his handlers succeeded for years in eluding the feared KGB in its own backyard until the day came when a shocking betrayal put them all at riskDrawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA and on interviews with participants David Hoffman has created an unprecedented and poignant portrait of Tolkachev a man motivated by the depredations of the Soviet state to master the craft of spying against his own country Stirring unpredictable and at times unbearably tense The Billion Dollar Spy is a brilliant feat of reporting that unfolds like an espionage thrill. thrillers have long been big business in the literary realm Running the gamut from John le Carre to Tom Clancy to Ian Fleming to Robert Ludlum these books have long proven to be page turning delights telling tales of the shadowy worlds that exist just beneath the surfaceBut what if you got your hands on one such spy 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