Coverart for item
The Resource The CIA's Russians, John Limond Hart

The CIA's Russians, John Limond Hart

Label
The CIA's Russians
Title
The CIA's Russians
Statement of responsibility
John Limond Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Four major Soviet agents - Yuri Nosenko, the dissident KGB agent who disclosed the bugs in the American embassy in Moscow and claimed the KGB had no connection to the assassination of President Kennedy; Oleg Penkovsky, one of the West's most important agents who was eventually executed by the Soviets; and Pyotr Popov and Mikhail - are examined in depth, and the cases of six others are discussed. The stories of each reveal a great deal about the realities of the intelligence craft."
  • "During the Cold War a number of high-ranking Soviet citizens spied for the CIA, providing the United States with valuable information while putting themselves and their families in great danger. In this book a seasoned CIA field operator and headquarters' manager looks at what drove these agents to betray their own country. Unlike many authors who write about spies, John Hart knew the espionage profession firsthand, and his penetrating analysis of the motivations involved is based on top-secret files
  • "Hart became so intrigued with the reasons behind the agents' spying activities that he asked then - CIA director Richard Helms for time off to investigate the cases. For a full year he searched for common denominators in the personalities of these Soviet moles that would explain their willingness to take such life-threatening risks. He had direct access to their files and consultations with psychologists. He studied not only documentation of the material the agents provided but also their own accounts of their thoughts and emotions when they divulged secrets that could damage their homeland. Every reader who likes good spy stories will appreciate this behind-the-headlines look at what makes spies tick."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, John Limond
Dewey number
327.1273047/092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
H375 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spies
  • Espionage, American
  • Defectors
  • United States
Label
The CIA's Russians, John Limond Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pyotr Popov
  • Oleg Penkovsky
  • Yuri Nosenko
  • Mikhail
  • Motivation
Control code
51289989
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781591143529
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The CIA's Russians, John Limond Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pyotr Popov
  • Oleg Penkovsky
  • Yuri Nosenko
  • Mikhail
  • Motivation
Control code
51289989
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781591143529
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...