The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America--the Stalin Era

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Random House, 1999 - History - 402 pages
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Four years ago, Allen Weinstein, the author of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, and Alexander Vassiliev, a former Soviet KGB agent-turned-journalist, were allowed to review and copy thousands of classified dispatches that documented the KGB's success in aquiring America's most valuable atomic, military, and diplomatic secrets. These efforts required recruiting a number of highly placed Americans to spy for the Soviets, among them a U.S. congressman; a top aide to President RooseveThis story has been reconstructed from Moscow's messages to its operatives in the United States and the reports back from its agents and operatives on those recruited and information stolen. The book also describes many previously unknown personal tales of the Soviet underground: struggles for control among contending Soviet and American agents, love affairs, business ventures, defections, and actual or plotted murders.

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THE HAUNTED WOOD: Soviet Espionage in America--The Stalin Era

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Weinstein, the author of the definitive book on the Hiss-Chambers case (Perjury, 1978), and Vassiliev, a former KGB officer turned journalist, have very effectively raided the KGB archives to gather ... Read full review

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Better than any Le Carre novel are the true events recounted in this fascinating new book. With the end of the Cold War and the opening of the KGB archives, Weinstein (Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case ... Read full review


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Allen Weinstein  is founder and president of The Center for Democracy. His books include Freedom and Crisis: An American History, and Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Alexander Vassiliev is a Russian journalist. He is a former KGB agent and lives in Western Europe.

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