Deception: Spies, Lies and how Russia Dupes the West

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A&C Black, 2013 - Deception - 380 pages
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From the capture of Sidney Reilly, the 'Ace of Spies', by Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925, to the deportation from the USA of Anna Chapman, the 'Redhead under the Bed', in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for nearly a century.In Deception Edward Lucas uncovers the real story of Chapman and her colleagues in Britain and America, unveiling their clandestine missions and the spy-hunt that led to their downfall. It reveals unknown triumphs and disasters of Western intelligence in the Cold War, providing the background to the new world of industrial and political espionage. To tell the story of post-Soviet espionage, Lucas draws on exclusive interviews with Russia's top NATO spy, Herman Simm, and unveils the horrific treatment of a Moscow lawyer who dared to challenge the ruling criminal syndicate there.Once the threat from Moscow was international communism; now it comes from the siloviki, Russia's ruthless 'men of power'.
 

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User Review  - Jeremy_Palmer - LibraryThing

Overall I agree with Mr. Lucas, though I am sure that he - as I - could name many wonderful Russian individuals. As a system, however, I think he is probably quite accurate. I lived in Russia for ... Read full review

Contents

Map
1
Looting and Murder
23
The Pirate State
52
Deadly Games and Useful Idiots
79
Real Spies Real Victims
102
Fact and Fiction
123
Spies Like Us
149
The New Illegals
164
The Cockpit ofEurope
193
Between the Hammer and the Anvil
216
IO The Upside DoWn World
251
The Traitors Tale
268
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Edward Lucas is a senior editor at the Economist. He has been covering Eastern Europe since 1986, with postings in Berlin, Moscow, Prague, Vienna, and the Baltic states. He is married to the columnist Cristina Odone. He is the author of The New Cold War, which has been published in more than fifteen languages.

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