Title: Licensed to Spy: With the Top Secret ...
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
First printing stated on copyright page; number line ends in "2". Flat SIGNED by John Fahey on the title page. The volume is very lightly bumped on the spine ends. The unclipped (and unpriced) dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has just trace wear. Bookseller Inventory # 15060202
Synopsis: John Fahey's firsthand account of his activities as a U.S. naval officer in East Germany during the Cold War is a must read for everyone who enjoys true-life spy stories. An astonishing tale of overt reconnaissance, high-speed car chases, shootings, and detentions, the book chronicles Fahey's two years in the midst of twenty-two divisions of Soviet troops behind the Iron Curtain. As a member of a military liaison mission established in a little-known 1947 agreement between U.S. and Soviet forces, the author was legally permitted to perform surveillance in East Germany and took advantage of the opportunity to conduct dangerous intelligence missions.
Fahey takes the reader into the Soviet military psyche during the height of Cold War relations with the United States. A Russian linguist as well as a spy, he served as an interpreter and delegate in high-level meetings between heads of the Soviet and American armies. This account provides an intimate view of the Russian military officer and details of a life of intrigue behind the borders of a Communist country. Published here for the first time, thirty-seven photographs illustrate this tale of insight and intrigue that is sure to appeal to the general public as well as to military personnel and Cold War historians.
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