Aleksei Myagkov is running for his life. Ever since he defected to the West in 1974, agents of the Soviet secret police (KGB) have been harassing him. Already a Communist kangaroo court has sentenced him to death in absentia. Why are the Reds so upset about a single defector? Captain Myagkov happens to be the highest-ranking counterspy the KGB has ever lost. He knows some of the darkest Soviet secrets. And now he is telling them to the world in this explosive new book. Unlike most writers on Russian espionage, Aleksei Myagkov speaks from firsthand experience. He explains how the KGB recruits and trains...what makes a young man want to join the KGB - and what makes him later want to quit...KGB techniques for crushing dissent...why, in spite of the Helsinki Declaration, Brezhnev relies on KGB terror even more than Khrushchev did...how KGB men keep tabs on each other...why "détente" has not kept Moscow from stepping up its spy offensive against the West. Bulging with documentary evidence, this book goes behind the rhetoric of détente to reveal what the Kremlin bosses are really thinking. Every American concerned for our safety must give Myagkov a hearing.
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Book Description Arlington House, New Rochelle, New York, 1976. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American. New Rochelle, NY, Arlington House, 1976. First American edition. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, 131 pp. Bulging with documentary evidence, this book goes behind the rhetoric of détente to reveal what the Kremlin bosses are really thinking. The author, Captain Myagkov is the highest ranking counterspy that the KGB ever lost and he knows some of the darkest Soviet secrets. And now he is telling them in this explosive book. Pages and dust jacket slightly tanned with age, dust jacket has three flat tears ¼" to ½" long, book is in new, unread condition. New in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # EM-B1206-14
Book Description Arlington House, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110870003895
Book Description Arlington House. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0870003895 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1398748