Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Military- Espionage
2 Hawthorne Military- Espionage

The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History

by

The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Robert Philip Hanssen was one of the FBI's most trusted agents, a twenty-five-year veteran who was a devout Catholic and devoted suburban family man, who attended the same church and sent his children to the same school as his boss, bureau director Louis J. Freeh. But as he rose up the ranks to become one of America's foremost counterintelligence experts, he was also leading another life as a devilishly clever spy for the Russian government, selling secrets that would destroy billions of dollars of painstaking intelligence work and compromise a host of America's most closely guarded national security secrets, including the names of clandestine operatives and the top-secret-survival plan in the event of nuclear attack. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David A. Vise untangles Hanssen's web of deceit to tell the story of how he avoided detection for decades while becoming the most dangerous double agent in FBI history — and how Freeh and the FBI eventually brought him down. Vise probes Hanssen's personal history to uncover how a seemingly all-American boy ultimately became the perfect traitor by employing the very sources and methods his own nation had trusted him with — from covert drop sites to cryptography to the use of seemingly innocuous markings on telephone poles and signs — to jeopardize America's national security for over fifteen years. Drawing from a wide variety of sources in the FBI, the Justice Department, the White House, and the intelligence community, Vise also interweaves the narrative of how Freeh led the government's desperate search for the betrayer among its own ranks, from the false leads to the near misses to its ultimate, shocking conclusion. Fascinating, gripping, and provocative, The Bureau and the Mole is a harrowing tale of how one man's treachery rocked a fraternity built on fidelity, bravery, and integrity — and how the dedicated perseverance of another brought him to justice. This edition includes an index and epilogue bringing the book up-to-date with the sentencing of Robert Hanssen.

Synopsis:

Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen, a seemingly all-American boy who would become the perfect traitor, jeopardizing America's national security for over twenty years by selling top-secret information to the Russians. Drawing from a wide variety of sources in the FBI, the Justice Department, the White House, and the intelligence community, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David A. Vise tells the story of how Hanssen employed the very sources and methods his own nation had entrusted to him in a devious game of deceit — simply because he had something to prove. Vise also interweaves the narrative of how FBI director Louis B. Freeh led the government's desperate search for its betrayer among its own ranks, from the false leads, to the near misses, to its ultimate, shocking conclusion. Fascinating, gripping, and provocative, The Bureau and the Mole is a harrowing tale of how one man's treachery rocked a fraternity built on fidelity, bravery, and integrity — and how the dedicated perseverance of another brought him to justice. "Absorbing ... Vise's account of Mr. Hanssen's road to becoming a double agent is fascinating." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Brisk, well documented ... a penetrating study of the villain and a gripping summary of the appalling evidence against him." — Charles McCarry, The Wall Street Journal "A carefully researched and compelling account, with a startling bombshell." — David W. Marston, The Baltimore Sun "Intelligent and well researched." — Allen Weinstein, The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

A Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist untangles the web of deceit spun by FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen, convicted of selling America's most closely guarded national security secrets to the Russian government. Vise tells the story of how Hanssen avoided detection for decades while becoming the most dangerous double agent in FBI history. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139511
Author:
Vise, David A.
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Vise, David A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Forensic Science
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Intelligence officers -- United States.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of BandW photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Out of Control: The Story of the... Used Hardcover $9.95
  2. The Trial of Henry Kissinger Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Dangerous dossiers :exposing the... Used Hardcover $1.50
  4. Reality, Truth, and Evil: Facts,... New Trade Paper $25.95
  5. See No Evil: The True Story of a...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. Spy: The Inside Story of How the... Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Forensics and Evidence
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Military » Espionage
History and Social Science » Politics » Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory

The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Grove Press - English 9780802139511 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen, a seemingly all-American boy who would become the perfect traitor, jeopardizing America's national security for over twenty years by selling top-secret information to the Russians. Drawing from a wide variety of sources in the FBI, the Justice Department, the White House, and the intelligence community, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David A. Vise tells the story of how Hanssen employed the very sources and methods his own nation had entrusted to him in a devious game of deceit — simply because he had something to prove. Vise also interweaves the narrative of how FBI director Louis B. Freeh led the government's desperate search for its betrayer among its own ranks, from the false leads, to the near misses, to its ultimate, shocking conclusion. Fascinating, gripping, and provocative, The Bureau and the Mole is a harrowing tale of how one man's treachery rocked a fraternity built on fidelity, bravery, and integrity — and how the dedicated perseverance of another brought him to justice. "Absorbing ... Vise's account of Mr. Hanssen's road to becoming a double agent is fascinating." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Brisk, well documented ... a penetrating study of the villain and a gripping summary of the appalling evidence against him." — Charles McCarry, The Wall Street Journal "A carefully researched and compelling account, with a startling bombshell." — David W. Marston, The Baltimore Sun "Intelligent and well researched." — Allen Weinstein, The Washington Post Book World
"Synopsis" by , A Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist untangles the web of deceit spun by FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen, convicted of selling America's most closely guarded national security secrets to the Russian government. Vise tells the story of how Hanssen avoided detection for decades while becoming the most dangerous double agent in FBI history. Illustrations.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.