Operation Solo: The Fbi's Man in the Kremlin

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Regnery Publishing, Sep 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
Operation Solo is America's greatest spy story. For 27 years, Morris Childs, code name "Agent 58", provided the United States with the Kremlin's innermost secrets.

Repeatedly risking his life, "Agent 58" made 57 clandestine missions into the Soviet Union, China, Eastern Europe, and Cuba. Because of his high ranking in the American communist party and his position as editor of its official paper, the Daily Worker, he was treated like royalty by communist leaders such as Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Mao Tse-tung. Through first-hand accounts, Operation Solo tells the story of the conflicts within the FBI and American intelligence about the operation, and how the FBI, through extraordinary measures, managed to keep that operation hidden from everyone, including the CIA.
 

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America's best spy inside Communist Party USA and the Kremlin during the cold war. Very informative book about a true American hero. This was the only American spy who could meet with top Soviet and ... Read full review

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Traditionally, it is the Central Intelligence Agency that carries out foreign espionage for the United States, but attention to the American Communist Party gave the FBI an opportunity to infiltrate ... Read full review

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Contents

WE WON
3
MOSCOWS MAN
17
FORSAKEN AND FOUND
35
THE BREAKTHROUGH
53
THE LUCK OF THE FBI
69
INTO THE KREMLIN
85
ALMOST CAUGHT
105
THE SENSATIONAL BECOMES ROUTINE
119
THE TRIAL
223
UNDER SUSPICION
241
UNDER SIEGE
259
TO GO OR NOT TOGO?
277
THE WINDOW CLOSES
291
DANGEROUS DARKNESS
313
EPILOGUE
327
SOLO MISSIONS
333

PLAYING WITH THE KGB
143
BIG BUSINESS RESUMES
161
A CROSSROAD IN HISTORY
175
CRITICAL INTRIGUES
189
THREATS FROM WITHIN
207
SOVIET PAYMENTS TO THE US COMMUNIST PARTY
337
KGB OFFICERS IN SOLO
339
SECRET COMMUNIST DOCUMENTS
341
INDEX
355
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