A Time for Spies: Theodore Stephanovich Mally and the Era of the Great Illegals

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Vanderbilt University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
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In this enlightening new book, former FBI Special Agent William E. Duff offers a gripping portrait of Theodore Stephanovich Mally and the historical and psychological factors that influenced and motivated him. By examining this instrumental yet largely ignored figure, Duff provides a unique glimpse into the rapidly evolving world of prewar Soviet intelligence, its people, and its tradecraft.
 

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As the Soviet Union as a political entity has receded into the background, a host of works has appeared examining its intelligence activities prior to and during the Cold War. Duff, a retired FBI ... Read full review

Contents

THE CRUCIBLE OF HISTORY
1
The World That Was
3
Drumbeat of History
11
The Long Journey Begins
18
The Internationalist
27
Journey to a New Jerusalem
37
IN THE SERVICE OF THE CAUSE
43
First Assignments
45
The First Recruits Handiwork
96
The Circle Grows
102
Recruits at Work
111
New Man in London
123
The Turtle Attacks
132
THE VISION SHATTERED
143
Diverse Crises of Conscience
145
From Paris to the Chamblandes Road
157

The INO
52
A Bevy of Great Illegals
57
Red Beard and Friend
62
Paris and Unrequited Love
65
Documenting the Great Illegals
69
The London Rezidentura
75
The First Recruit
85
Home to New Jerusalem
171
Epilogue
185
Notes
187
Bibliography
225
Index
233
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William E. Duff is a retired special agent of the FBI who served in the Bureau's foreign counterintelligence department, where he specialized in investigating Soviet and Soviet-bloc espionage.

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