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The Resource The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal, David E. Hoffman

The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal, David E. Hoffman

Label
The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal
Title
The billion dollar spy
Title remainder
a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal
Statement of responsibility
David E. Hoffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked open the secret Soviet military research establishment, using his access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future. He was one of the most productive and valuable spies ever to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union... Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman reveals how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 327.12092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.T65
LC item number
H63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal, David E. Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • LEE
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map -- Prologue -- Out of the wilderness -- Moscow station -- A man called Sphere -- "Finally I have reached you" -- "A dissident at heart" -- Six figures -- Spy camera -- Windfalls and hazards -- The billion dollar spy -- Flight of utopia -- Going black -- Devices and desires -- Tormented by the past -- "Everything is dangerous" -- Not caught alive -- Seeds of betrayal -- Vanquish -- Selling out -- Without warning -- On the run -- "For freedom" -- Epilogue -- A note on the intelligence
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537605
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015003370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u6611356
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn906798006

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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