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Confession of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames
     

Confession of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames

by Pete Earley
 
The definitive spy story, based on exclusive interviews with CIA mole Aldrich Ames, his KGB handlers, and with the families of the spies he betrayed. "The story of Aldrich Ames will remain an unsettling reminder of the moral abyss at the heart of the Cold War".--"The Washington Post".

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The definitive spy story, based on exclusive interviews with CIA mole Aldrich Ames, his KGB handlers, and with the families of the spies he betrayed. "The story of Aldrich Ames will remain an unsettling reminder of the moral abyss at the heart of the Cold War".--"The Washington Post".

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Library Journal
Ames was a top CIA officer with a great deal of knowledge about U.S. spies in the Soviet Union when he was arrested for espionage in 1994. Because of his treachery, a number of spies for the agency were arrested and several killed. Earley (Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring, LJ 11/15/88) spent 50 hours interviewing Ames and talked with his KGB handlers and the CIA mole hunters who tracked him down. The result is a thoroughly researched, detailed account of Ames's secret activities and the U.S. counterintelligence team's frustrating but ultimately successful investigative efforts. The narrative is interspersed with quotations from people involved in the case or lengthy statements by Ames, some of which are very self-serving. Why did Ames do it? Greed and personal insecurity seem to be good answers. This is interesting and fast reading, but it needs an index. Recommended.Daniel Blewett, Loyola Univ. Lib., Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425167120
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.01(d)

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