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The billion dollar spy [electronic resource] : A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal. David E Hoffman.

Hoffman, David E. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385537612 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of the CIA's most valuable spy in the Soviet Union and an evocative portrait of the agency's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War. While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States. 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 21677 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

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