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The Billion Dollar Spy

A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

The Billion Dollar Spy( )
Author: Hoffman, David E.
ISBN:978-1-4104-8289-1
Publication Date:Oct 2015
Publisher:Cengage Gale
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.99
Book Description:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning AuthorLeaving the American embassy in Moscow one evening in 1978, the CIA station chief heard a knock on his car window and was handed an envelope containing Soviet military technology research unknown to U.S. intelligence. Over the years, Soviet engineer Adolf Tolkachev handed over tens of thousands of pages of secrets, allowing America to reshape its weapons systems to defeat Soviet radar. Hoffman's compelling account unfolds like an espionage thriller.

Author Biography
Hoffman, David E. (Author)
David E. Hoffman is a contributing editor at The Washington Post and a correspondent for PBS's investigative series, Frontline. He is the author of The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia, The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal, and The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2010.

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