Operation Solo: The FBI's Man in the Kremlin

Operation Solo: The FBI's Man in the Kremlin

by John Barron


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Operation Solo: The FBI's Man in the Kremlin by John Barron

Operation Solo is America's greatest spy story. For 27 years, Morris Childs, code name "Agent 58", provided the United States with the Kremlin's innermost secrets.

Repeatedly risking his life, "Agent 58" made 57 clandestine missions into the Soviet Union, China, Eastern Europe, and Cuba. Because of his high ranking in the American communist party and his position as editor of its official paper, the Daily Worker, he was treated like royalty by communist leaders such as Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Mao Tse-tung. Through first-hand accounts, Operation Solo tells the story of the conflicts within the FBI and American intelligence about the operation, and how the FBI, through extraordinary measures, managed to keep that operation hidden from everyone, including the CIA. Operation Solo will appeal to movie audiences looking forward to Steven Spielberg's upcoming blockbuster movie, Bridge of Spies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621572947
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Series: Cold War Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword xi

1 We Won 3

2 Moscow's Man 17

3 Forsaken and Found 35

4 The First Limits 53

5 The Luck of the FBI 69

6 Into the Kremlin 85

7 Almost Caught 105

8 The Sensational Becomes Routine 119

9 Playing with the KGB 143

10 Big Business Resumes 161

11 A Crossroad in History 177

12 Critical Intrigues 191

13 Threats from Within 209

14 The Trial 225

15 Under Suspicion 243

16 Under Siege 261

17 To Go or Not to Go? 279

18 The Window Closes 293

19 Dangerous Darkness 315

Epilogue 329

Appendix A Solo Missions 335

Appendix B Soviet Payments to the U.S. Communist Party 339

Appendix C KGB Officers in Solo 341

Appendix D Secret Communist Documents 343

Index 357

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