The Fbi-Kgb War

The Fbi-Kgb War

by Robert J. Lamphere
     
 

The names, we sometimes say, have been changed "to protect the innocent." As regards those agents in KGB networks in the U.S. during and following World War II, their presence and their deeds (or misdeeds) were known, but their names were not. The FBI-KGB War is the exciting, true (which often really is stranger than fiction), and authentic story of how those names… See more details below

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The names, we sometimes say, have been changed "to protect the innocent." As regards those agents in KGB networks in the U.S. during and following World War II, their presence and their deeds (or misdeeds) were known, but their names were not. The FBI-KGB War is the exciting, true (which often really is stranger than fiction), and authentic story of how those names became known and how the not-so-innocent persons to whom those names belonged were finally called to account. Following World War II, FBI Special Agent Robert J. Lamphere set out to uncover the extensive American networks of the KGB. Lamphere used a large file of secret Russian messages intercepted during the war. The FBI-KGB War is the detailed (but never boring) story of how those messages were finally decoded and made to reveal their secrets, secrets that led to persons with such now-infamous names as Judith Coplon, Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

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A memoir of former FBI special agent Lamphere's involvement in the post World War II spook sweep in the US, reading like a slice of Cold War history with a generous dash of John Le Carre spy intrigue. The author chronicles his work with the FBI in uncovering the Rosenberg spy network, including Judith Coplon, Klaus Fuchs, and Harry Gold, revealing how the FBI first learned about the Rosenbergs, their exposure, and the role that the KGB and British secret services played in the East and West struggle. Includes photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865544772
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Edition description:
A new ed. with a post-Cold War afterword
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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