Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America [NOOK Book]

Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

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  • ISBN-13: 9780300155723
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 612,370
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted June 25, 2010

    NOT A REHASH

    The extensive story of Soviet espionage in the U.S., primarily in the 1930s and 1940s is based on documents from the KGB archives. It is NOT a collection of documents; therefore, the many references to other sources of information help interpret the documents and move the story ahead. What separates this volume from other treatments of the KGB is the admittance that both sides succeeded at times and failed at other times. Those who were recruited by the Soviets were not necessarily the infallible spies that those of us growing up in the 1950s were led to believe. They had their fallacies and foibles. What makes this volume so important is the use of primary sources from the KGB archives. A splendid read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2009

    Disappointing Rehash

    There is little new in this book which really should be listed as a compilation of other books and sources. I can see why it ended up on the Bannes & Noble clearance pile..

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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