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Cold War Counterfeit Spies : Tales of Espionage - Genuine or Bogus? (Hardcover) (Nigel West)

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The Cold War, with its air of mutual fear and distrust and the shadowy world of spies and secret agents, gave publishers the chance to produce countless stories of espionage, treachery and deception. What Nigel West has discovered is that the most egregious deceptions were in fact the stories themselves. In this remarkable investigation into the claims of many who portrayed themselves as key players in clandestine operations, the author has exposed a catalogue of misrepresentations and falsehoods.

Did Greville Wynne really exfiltrate a GRU defector from Odessa? Was the frogman Buster Crabb abducted during a mission in Portsmouth Harbor? Did the KGB run a close-guarded training facility, as described by J. Bernard Hutton in School for Spies, which was modeled on a typical town in the American midwest, so agents could be acclimatized to a non-Soviet environment?

With the help of witnesses with firsthand experience, and recently declassified documents, Nigel West answers these and other fascinating questions from a time when secrecy and suspicion allowed the truth to be concealed.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Political Science, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Nigel West
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2016
TCIN: 51825080
UPC: 9781473879553
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-7468
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