The Billion Dollar Spy

The Billion Dollar Spy
Author: David E. Hoffman
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 1785781987
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2018 AND A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'An astonishingly detailed picture of espionage in the 1980s, written with pacey journalistic verve and an eerily contemporary feel.' Ben Macintyre, The Times ‘A gripping story of courage, professionalism, and betrayal in the secret world.’ Rodric Braithwaite, British Ambassador in Moscow, 1988-1992 ‘One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.’ Washington Post January, 1977. While the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station fills his gas tank, a stranger drops a note into the car. In the years that followed, that stranger, Adolf Tolkachev, became one of the West’s most valuable spies. At enormous risk Tolkachev and his handlers conducted clandestine meetings across Moscow, using spy cameras, props, and private codes to elude the KGB in its own backyard – until a shocking betrayal put them all at risk. Drawing on previously classified CIA documents and interviews with first-hand participants, The Billion Dollar Spy is a brilliant feat of reporting and a riveting true story from the final years of the Cold War.

The Billion Dollar Spy

The Billion Dollar Spy
Author: David E. Hoffman
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN: 9780385537605
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union. Tolkachev took enormous personal risks, but so did his CIA handlers. Moscow station was a dangerous posting to the KGB's backyard. The CIA had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev became a singular breakthrough. With hidden cameras and secret codes, and in face-to-face meetings with CIA case officers in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and the CIA worked to elude the feared KGB. 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. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring readers this real-life espionage thriller.

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy
Author: Abookaday
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 9781535283700
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Billion Dollar Spy, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. In The Billion Dollar Spy, David E. Hoffman details the account of a spy in the Cold War so valuable, the United States would risk everything to keep him. It's a true story, but it reads like a screenplay written for Leonardo DiCaprio. The story undulates as tensions rise and fall and Hoffman gives his readers the one-two punch just as the details start coming into focus. This story takes place in Moscow over the course of eight years. It begins with the CIA's difficulty gaining traction against the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Soon enough, however, they find what they were looking for in a seemingly ordinary Soviet engineer. This man didn't open doors for the United States, he blew holes in the foundation. It was his Intel that cost the Soviet Union years of research and saved the United States an almost immeasurable amount of money. This summary can be consumed alongside Hoffman's novel, or it can be read on its own. It is intended to tell the story, but mainly to be a sidecar to Hoffman's hard work. This summary will provide clear and detailed character summary as well as a breakdown of literary elements and themes in the novel. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy

Summary of the Billion Dollar Spy
Author: Abookaday
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN: 9781539121862
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Billion Dollar Spy, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. In The Billion Dollar Spy, David E. Hoffman details the account of a spy in the Cold War so valuable, the United States would risk everything to keep him. It's a true story, but it reads like a screenplay written for Leonardo DiCaprio. The story undulates as tensions rise and fall and Hoffman gives his readers the one-two punch just as the details start coming into focus. This story takes place in Moscow over the course of eight years. It begins with the CIA's difficulty gaining traction against the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Soon enough, however, they find what they were looking for in a seemingly ordinary Soviet engineer. This man didn't open doors for the United States, he blew holes in the foundation. It was his Intel that cost the Soviet Union years of research and saved the United States an almost immeasurable amount of money. This summary can be consumed alongside Hoffman's novel, or it can be read on its own. It is intended to tell the story, but mainly to be a sidecar to Hoffman's hard work. This summary will provide clear and detailed character summary as well as a breakdown of literary elements and themes in the novel. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

The Billion Dollar Spy Summary Analysis

The Billion Dollar Spy Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 9781517109813
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union's aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent who gave his identity to the Soviet secret police, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB). While the CIA was largely meant for intelligence analysis at its outset, troubles with the Soviet Union caused the CIA to expand into espionage and covert operations. However, it was difficult to run spy operations within the Soviet Union itself because of heightened national security and suspicion. For these reasons, the CIA had trouble... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Billion Dollar Spy * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E Hoffman Summary Analysis

The Billion Dollar Spy  by David E  Hoffman   Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2015-08-29
ISBN: 1943427828
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union’s aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent who gave his identity to the Soviet secret police, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB). While the CIA was largely meant for intelligence analysis at its outset, troubles with the Soviet Union caused the CIA to expand into espionage and covert operations. However, it was difficult to run spy operations within the Soviet Union itself because of heightened national security and suspicion. For these reasons, the CIA had trouble… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Billion Dollar Spy • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Guide to David E Hoffman s the Billion Dollar Spy

Guide to David E  Hoffman s the Billion Dollar Spy
Author: Eureka
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2017-04
ISBN: 9781545104224
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to David E. Hoffman's The Billion Dollar Spy Preview: The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union's aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent who gave his identity to the Soviet secret police, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti (KGB)... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

The Billion Dollar Spy Summary

The Billion Dollar Spy   Summary
Author: Summary Station
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 9781517465360
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Learn About America's Most Valuable Spy In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!! Get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $9.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device Hoffman's look into the story of Tolkachev, the billion-dollar spy, is exciting and thrilling, while also being a tragic emotional roller coaster. Hoffman presents the events in such a way the raises the stakes of each operation to its peak. Every meeting, whether between Tolkachev or another of the spies featured in the book is supplemented by the exact right amount of background information-not so much that it becomes boring, but enough to know just how much danger everybody is in. The inclusion of background details about each person creates palpable emotional attachment when things start going wrong. Hoffman's write-up of these events reminds us that the people of the CIA and the citizens of the Soviet Union, even KGB officers, are all real people striving for what they believe is good and right.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today * How The American Government Worked With Foreign Spys * What Kind Of Information The Top Russian Spy Provided* Why This Spy Was Caught And Killed In The Soviet UnionDownload Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $9.99, but for a limited time you can download the summary of David E Hoffman's "The Billion Dollar Spy" by for a special discounted price of only $2.99

Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy

Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Idreambooks
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 9781945251924
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Billion Dollar Spy* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs
Author: David E Hoffman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 161039111X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oligarchs Book Excerpt:

In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty
Author: David E. Hoffman
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2022-08-18
ISBN: 1785789252
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'A penetrating account of Cuban history ... [an] extraordinary book' MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT, US Secretary of State, 1997-2001 'This is a splendid book, which narrates the tragedy of a Cuban, Oswaldo Payá, who dared to oppose Fidel Castro in communist Cuba, and paid dearly for it. David E. Hoffman's research is magnificent and his biography reads like a great novel' MARIO VARGAS LLOSA The riveting biography of a dissident who defied Castro's dictatorship, and paid with his life. Oswaldo Payá was seven years old when Fidel Castro seized power, promising to create a 'free, democratic, and just Cuba'. But Castro instead created an authoritarian regime and crushed all dissent. The dream of democracy became Payá's life work. Sent to Castro's forced labour camps, he could not stay silent, and formed a pro-democracy movement. After receiving multiple death threats, Payá was killed in a suspicious car accident in 2012. Democracy is in retreat all over the world. Oswaldo Payá showed how to fight for it. His battle was waged from the streets of Havana but carried universal truths.Pulitzer Prize-winner David E. Hoffman, author of the acclaimed The Billion Dollar Spy, tells the compelling story of a courageous dissident in action.

Billion Dollar Brain

Billion Dollar Brain
Author: Len Deighton
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN: 0241505178
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Billion Dollar Brain Book Excerpt:

'Dazzlingly intelligent and subtle' Sunday Times 'Worth of Raymond Chandler ... intelligent, inventive, constantly entertaining' Sunday Telegraph Texan billionaire General Midwinter will stop at nothing to bring down the USSR - even if it puts the whole world at risk. The fourth and final novel featuring the cynical, insolent narrator of The IPCRESS File sees him sent from his shabby Soho office to bone-freezing Helsinki in order to penetrate Midwinter's vast anti-Communist network - and stop a deadly virus from wiping out the planet.

The Dead Hand

The Dead Hand
Author: David HOFFMAN
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN: 9781785785313
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty
Author: David E. Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 1982191198
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Give Me Liberty Book Excerpt:

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporter David E. Hoffman comes the riveting biography of Oswaldo Payá, a dissident who dared to defy Fidel Castro, inspiring thousands of Cubans to fight for democracy. Oswaldo Payá was seven years old when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, promising to create a “free, democratic, and just Cuba.” But Castro instead created an authoritarian regime with little tolerance of free speech or thought. His secret police were trained to crush dissent by East Germany’s ruthless Stasi. Throughout Cuba’s 20th century history, the dream of democracy was often just within reach, only to be dashed by dictatorship and revived again by a new generation. Payá inherited this dream and it became his life’s work. As a teenager in Communist Cuba, he led a protest against the Soviet-led shattering of the Prague Spring. Before long, he was sent to Castro’s forced labor camps. Payá later became a leading voice of opposition and formed a pro-democracy movement. A devoted Catholic, he championed a simple, bedrock belief that rights are bestowed by God, and not the state. Every day, he witnessed these rights trampled in Cuba. He could not stay silent. Payá’s most daring challenge to the Cuban government was the Varela Project, a one-page citizen petition demanding free speech, a free press, freedom of association, freedom of belief, private enterprise, free elections and freedom for political prisoners. More than 35,000 people signed the Varela Project, an extraordinary outpouring of protest—with nothing more than pen and paper—against Castro’s decades of despotism. The regime responded by ignoring the petition, arresting dozens of Payá’s followers and sending them to prison for many years. After receiving multiple death threats, Payá was killed in a suspicious car wreck on a remote country road. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David E. Hoffman returns with an epic portrait of a lone individual who had the courage, faith, and persistence to struggle for democracy against an unforgiving dictator. At its heart, Give Me Liberty is a sweeping account of one country’s tragic and continuing struggle for its freedom.

Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Billion Dollar Brain

The Billion Dollar Brain
Author: Len Deighton
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983-10-01
ISBN: 9780425064313
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Red Sea Spies

Red Sea Spies
Author: Raffi Berg
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN: 1785786016
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Sea Spies Book Excerpt:

THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE NETFLIX FILM THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT. 'Secret missions, brazen deceptions and thrilling, clandestine operations – Red Sea Spies has it all. But it has something more important, too – a genuine human mission that made a difference.' David Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy In the early 1980s on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury holiday resort opened for business. Catering for divers, it attracted guests from around the world. Little did the holidaymakers know that the staff were undercover spies, working for the Mossad – the Israeli secret service. Providing a front for covert night-time activities, the holiday village allowed the agents to carry out an operation unlike any seen before. What began with one cryptic message pleading for help, turned into the secret evacuation of thousands of Ethiopian Jews who had been languishing in refugee camps, and the spiriting of them to Israel. Written in collaboration with operatives involved in the mission, endorsed as the definitive account and including an afterword from the commander who went on to become the head of the Mossad, this is the complete, never-before-heard, gripping tale of a top-secret and often hazardous operation.

The Billion Dollar Murder

The Billion Dollar Murder
Author: Boris Michael Brennan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Security Intelligence Studies

Global Security   Intelligence Studies
Author: Yoav Gortzak
Publsiher: Westphalia Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-02-18
ISBN: 9781633914377
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Security Intelligence Studies Book Excerpt:

Editorial Welcome Yoav Gortzak & Patricia J. Campbell Articles Academic Intelligence Programs in the United States: Exploring the Training and Tradecraft Debate Michael Landon-Murray & Stephen Coulthart Anonymous Versus ISIS: The Role of Non-state Actors in Self-defense Andrew Colarik & Rhys Ball Calculation of Goodwill: Humanitarianism, Strategic Interests, and the U.S. Response to Typhoon Yolanda Chris J. Dolan & Alynna J. Lyon An Assessment of Lone Wolves Using Explosive-Laden Consumer Drones in the United States Matthew Hughes & James Hess Is China Playing a Contradictory Role in Africa? Security Implications of its Arms Sales and Peacekeeping Earl Conteh-Morgan & Patti Weeks Book Reviews Review of On Intelligence: The History of Espionage and the Secret World Adeyinka Makinde Review of Confronting Al Qaeda: The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy in Al Anbar James Hess Review of The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son he Trained to Spy for Russia Rhys Ball Review of The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal Robert Smith

Time

Time
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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