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Spymaster: My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West
     

Spymaster: My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West

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by Oleg Kalugin
 

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Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the intelligence agency's shadowy methods. Revised and updated in the light of the KGB's enduring presence in Russian

Overview

Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the intelligence agency's shadowy methods. Revised and updated in the light of the KGB's enduring presence in Russian politics, Spymaster is Kalugin's impressively illuminating memoir of the final years of the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465014453
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/02/2009
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
360,064
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Oleg Kalugin is a retired Major General in the Soviet KGB. He teaches regularly at the Center for Counterintelligence and Security Studies and lectures throughout the country. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Spymaster: My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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When reading Tovarish Oleg's book, remember some small details from this KGB toady. Russia was, and is a nation of laws built on understandings, and this most people do not understand; that being said Oleg is like any other Toady who wishes his group won out over the other. Had he won, and his group ousted the other, he would be the golden cockerel strutting about the farmyard. However, his group of thieves, murderers, extorters, and double-dealers lost out to another group of thieves, murderers, extorters, and double-dealers. Now, on to his attacking the Orthodox clergy, notice, Oleg lightly touches on their working with the KGB, had they not, he does not mention; their safety, and that of their families would have been placed in danger. Convenient? Oleg is a Soviet KGB General, who caused the deaths of many people, including his own countrymen, and he slapped himself on the back for it this evil genius. In reading this book, remember Oleg, I enjoy your spirit of Toadyism, but always you will be a vrag soupstat. Off to the dustbin!
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Josub David More than 1 year ago
very deatail