Man Without A Face: The Autobiography Of Communism's Greatest Spymaster

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PublicAffairs, Jun 1, 1999 - Political Science - 460 pages
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"A great autobiography by one of the most intriguing Cold Warriors...(containing) extraordinary revelations about the inner world of espionage." --Miami Herald

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East Germany had one of the most successful intelligence services of the Communist bloc, headed by the notorious Wolf, rumored to be the model for John le Carre's evil Karla. Wolf (b. 1923) was ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Markus Wolf was the head of East Germany's Foreign Intelligence Service. Born in rural Western Germany in 1923, Wolf fled from the Nazis to the Soviet Union. He came of age in Moscow in the 1940s and was picked out by the Party to be returned to the war-ravaged Germany for its political restructuring. Wolf quickly rose through the ranks of East Germany's foreign intelligence operations. He left the Stasi in 1986, three years before its collapse. He passed away in 2006.

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