A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror

A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror




This is the first book to recover all original documents released by the British archives in 2002 and by the FBI, completing the author's ten-year study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929631148
Publisher: Enigma Books
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Pages: 515
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Gary Kern studied at Princeton. His groundbreaking research with a KGB colonel was instrumental in uncovering major atomic spy Theodore Hall. This book has an introduction by the well-known author Nigel West.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Termsxviii
Part IThe Killing Machine: Lies, Torture and Execution (June 1899 - October 1937)
1.Room 532 (or 524)3
2.Al Qaeda Terrorist vs. Soviet Spy7
3.New Songs of Freedom12
4.Legal and Illegal22
5.The Counterfeiting Caper35
6.Fascism on the March43
7.Antiquarian in The Hague51
8.The Other War in Spain61
9.The Gemini Defectors76
10.New Year in Moscow84
11.The Stalin Terror91
12.How Heroes Were Broken103
13.One Gigantic Madhouse113
14.The NKVD Loyalty Test122
15.A World Gone Forever133
16.The Last Straw140
Part IINo Man's Land: Spies, Betrayal and Assassination (October 1937 - November 1938)
2.Tulip, Sonny Boy and Resentment154
3.The Doomed World164
Part IIIThe New World: Friends, Bureaucrats and Fellow Travelers (November 1938 - November 1940)
1.Man Without a Country171
2.Comrades on Times Square183
3.The Odd Couple189
4.The Adventures of Shmelka Ginsberg194
6.The Fantastic Falsehood208
7.The Committee, the Crook and Cultural Freedom217
8.Empowerment and Expulsion229
9.In Transit243
10.In His Majesty's Service253
11.The Life of a File279
12.Promotion to No. 1288
Part IVEnd of the Line: Hope, Despair and Suicide (November 1940 - February 1941)
1.Homo Sovieticus299
2.In Search of a Good Chicken Farm305
3.Last Visits317
4.Last Days325
5.A Botched Job336
6.Who Killed Krivitsky?347
7.The Suicide Notes354
8.The Impossible Suicide368
Part VAftermath (February 1941 - February 1996)
1.Running Amok381
2.The FBI File385

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