Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. His name is brian regan, but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about U. S. The offer, and the threat, were all too real.
The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets - Before edward snowden’s infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. Reconnaissance satellites, munitions factories, weapons depots, air defense systems, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East.
In this fast-paced true-life spy thriller, yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan’s strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security. Includes photographs new american Library.
Three Minutes to Doomsday: An Agent, a Traitor, and the Worst Espionage Breach in U.S. HistoryScribner - Scribner. Navarro’s job was made even more difficult by his adversary’s brilliance: not only did Ramsay possess an authentic photographic memory as well as the second highest IQ ever recorded by the US Army, he was bored by people who couldn’t match his erudition. That thin lead was enough for the FBI agent to insist to his bosses that an investigation be opened.
So it was that, on a routine assignment to interview a “person of interest”—a former American soldier named Rod Ramsay—Navarro noticed his interviewee’s hand trembling slightly when he was asked about another soldier who had recently been arrested in Germany on suspicion of espionage. An intense cat-and-mouse game played between two brilliant men in the last days of the Cold War, this shocking insider’s story shows how a massive giveaway of secret war plans and nuclear secrets threatened America with annihilation.
Three Minutes to Doomsday: An Agent, a Traitor, and the Worst Espionage Breach in U.S. History - In 1988 joe navarro, was dividing his time between SWAT assignments, flying air reconnaissance, one of the youngest agents ever hired by the FBI, and working counter-intelligence. What followed is unique in the annals of espionage detection—a two-year-long battle of wits. And the backdrop to this mental tug of war was the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the very real possibility that its leaders, in a last bid to alter the course of history, might launch a devastating attack.
He possessed an uncanny ability to glean the thoughts of those he interrogated. But his real expertise was “reading” body language.
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and BetrayalAnchor - A washington post notable book of the year It was the height of the Cold War, and a dangerous time to be stationed in the Soviet Union. The chief, suspicious of a KGB trap, ignored the overture. Anchor Books. Scribner. One evening, while the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station was filling his gas tank, a stranger approached and dropped a note into the car.
In the years that followed, that man, Adolf Tolkachev, became one of the most valuable spies ever for the U. S. They had clandestine meetings in parks and on street corners, and used spy cameras, and private codes, props, eluding the ever-present KGB in its own backyard—until a shocking betrayal put them all at risk.
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal - Drawing on previously classified cia documents and on interviews with firsthand participants, The Billion Dollar Spy is a brilliant feat of reporting and a riveting true story of intrigue in the final years of the Cold War. His attempts to establish contact with the CIA would be rebuffed four times before he thrust upon them an envelope whose contents would stun U.
S. Intelligence. But the man had made up his mind. But these activities posed an enormous personal threat to Tolkachev and his American handlers.
Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth CenturyAmazon Crossing - Ronald reagan and françois Mitterrand are sworn in as presidents of the Unites States and France, respectively. Soon, burdened by a troubled marriage and frustrated at a flailing career, Vetrov turns to alcohol. Desperate and needing redemption, he offers his services to the DST. The tension due to mitterrand’s french communist support, however, is immediately defused when he gives Reagan the Farewell Dossier, a file he would later call “one of the greatest spy cases of the twentieth century.
Vladimir ippolitovitch Vetrov, a promising technical student, joins the KGB to work as a spy. Scribner. Following a couple of murky incidents, however, Vetrov is removed from the field and placed at a desk as an analyst. Anchor Books. 1981. Thus agent Farewell is born. He uses his post within the kgb to steal and photocopy files of the USSR’s plans for the West—all under Brezhnev’s nose.
Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century - Probing further into vetrov’s psychological profile than ever before, Kostin and Raynaud provide groundbreaking insight into the man whose life helped hasten the fall of the Communist Soviet Regime.
In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian SpiesHarper - Over the course of the next decade, he and young fbi supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage—the atomic bomb. Opposites in nearly every way, lamphere and Gardner relentlessly followed a trail of clues that helped them identify and take down these Soviet agents one by one, including Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
They raced to unmask the traitor and prevent the soviets from fulfilling soviet premier nikita khrushchev’s threat: "We shall bury you!"A breathtaking chapter of American history and a page-turning mystery that plays out against the tense, life-and-death gamesmanship of the Cold War, this twisting thriller begins at the end of World War II and leads all the way to the execution of the Rosenbergs—a result that haunted both Gardner and Lamphere to the end of their lives.
In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies - Scribner. The new york times bestselling author of dark invasion and the last goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant role in America’s history as he chronicles the incredible true story of a critical, recently declassified counterintelligence mission and two remarkable agents whose story has been called "the greatest secret of the Cold War.
In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker meredith gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Lamphere and gardner began to suspect that a mole buried deep in the American intelligence community was feeding Moscow Center information on Venona.
But at the center of this spy ring, was the mysterious master spy who pulled the strings of the KGB’s extensive campaign, seemingly beyond the American agents’ grasp, dubbed Operation Enormoz by Russian Intelligence headquarters. Anchor Books.
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold WarCrown - New york times bestseller“the best true spy story I have ever read. John le carrÉthe celebrated author of double cross and rogue heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.
If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, mi6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source.
He took his first posting for russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, gordievsky helped the west turn the tables on the kgB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Cold War reached its twilight, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war.
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War - Anchor Books. Their obsession ultimately doomed gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets. Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between america, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, and the Soviet Union, Britain, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet.
Scribner. The son of two kgb agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's EnemiesDey Street Books - National bestsellernpr best book of 2017 “not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie. The new york timesjoining the ranks of hidden figures and in the garden of beasts, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II.
In 1916, at the height of world war i, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. Meanwhile, inside an army vault in washington, the Japanese version of Enigma—and eventually succeeded, William worked furiously to break Purple, at a terrible cost to his personal life.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies - Fagone unveils america’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence. Scribner. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman.
Anchor Books. As world war ii raged, elizebeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler’s Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. After world war i, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, advancing ever closer to the United States.
Blending the lively pace and compelling detail that are the hallmarks of Erik Larson’s bestsellers with the atmosphere and intensity of The Imitation Game, The Woman Who Smashed Codes is page-turning popular history at its finest.
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold WarHarper - Dey street. At the height of the cold war, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. Scribner. She had no idea that he was handling the cia’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. Spanning fifty years and three continents, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, Spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, until the devastating final days of their lives.
With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers, that challenges our notions of patriotism, double agents and clandestine lives, Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal, exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems.
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War - Eva had long believed that her father was a U. S. A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family when her father was exposed as a CIA spy.
His collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. Anchor Books. Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story, Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart-rending work.
Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in AmericaTyndale Momentum - Harper. Anchor Books. Until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed. Deep undercover will reveal the secret life of this man without a country and tell the story no one ever expected him to tell. Tyndale momentum. One decision can end everything. Scribner. Or lead to unlikely redemption.
Millions watched the cbs 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Dey street. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught. On october 8, 1978, a canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O’Hare International Airport and proceeded toward Customs and Immigration.
Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America - Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist. The identity was a kgb forgery, used to get one of their own―a young, ambitious East German agent―into the United States. The plan succeeded, and the spy’s new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years.
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and BetrayalDoubleday - Using spy cameras and secret codes as well as face-to-face meetings in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and his handlers succeeded for years in eluding the feared KGB in its own backyard, until the day came when a shocking betrayal put them all at risk. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA and on interviews with participants, David Hoffman has created an unprecedented and poignant portrait of Tolkachev, a man motivated by the depredations of the Soviet state to master the craft of spying against his own country.
The cia had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev was a singular breakthrough. Intelligence: details of top-secret Soviet research and developments in military technology that were totally unknown to the United States. Anchor Books. Stirring, and at times unbearably tense, unpredictable, The Billion Dollar Spy is a brilliant feat of reporting that unfolds like an espionage thriller.
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal - His revelations allowed america to reshape its weapons systems to defeat Soviet radar on the ground and in the air, giving the United States near total superiority in the skies over Europe. One of the most valuable spies to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union, Tolkachev took enormous personal risks—but so did the Americans.
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great BetrayalBroadway Books - It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But philby was secretly betraying his friend. Anchor Books. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry.
And nobody thought he knew philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow officer in MI6. Harper. Master storyteller ben macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story. Kim philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy.
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal - Every word elliott breathed to philby was transmitted back to Moscow—and not just Elliott’s words, for in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Scribner. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him—until it was too late.
Dey street. Tyndale momentum. Angleton's and elliott’s unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom.