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Pavel Sudoplatov served the KGB for over 50 years, at one point controlling more than 20,000 guerrillas, moles, and spies. But his involvement with the most nefarious Soviet activities made Sudoplatov an unwanted witness, and he was arrested in 1953. Despite torture and solitary confinement he refused to "confess", disavowing any criminal actions. He spent 15 years in prison, and 20 more in rehabilitation. This is an astonishing memoir and a singular historical document of a man who knew and did too much for the Soviet empire. New Foreword by Robert Conquest. **Lightning Print On Demand Title

Synopsis:

According to KGB archives, Pavel Sudoplatov directed the secretive Administration for Special Tasks. This department was responsible for kidnapping, assassination, sabotage, and guerrilla warfare during World War II, it also set up illegal networks in the United States and Western Europe, and, most crucially, carried out atomic espionage in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Sudoplatov served the KGB for over fifty years, at one point controlling more than twenty thousand guerrillas, moles, and spies.

But his involvement with the most nefarious Soviet activities-- and the rulers who ordered them-- made Sudoplatov an unwanted witness, and he was arrested in 1953 after Beria's fall. Despite torture and solitary confinement he refused to confess, disavowing any criminal actions. He spent fifteen years in prison, then struggled two decades more for rehabilitation.

Special Tasks is an astonishing memoir and a singular historical document of a man who knew and did too much for the Soviet empire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316821155
With:
Schecter, Jerrold L.
Author:
Schecter, Leona P.
With:
Schecter, Jerrold L.
Author:
Sudoplatov, Pavel
Author:
Sudoplatov, Anatoli
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Espionage, Soviet
Subject:
Espionage, russian
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Espionage, Soviet -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Spies -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Espionage, Soviet -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
Updated ed.
Edition Description:
Updated
Series Volume:
103-859
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.36x5.78x1.43 in. 1.88 lbs.

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Product details 576 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316821155 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , According to KGB archives, Pavel Sudoplatov directed the secretive Administration for Special Tasks. This department was responsible for kidnapping, assassination, sabotage, and guerrilla warfare during World War II, it also set up illegal networks in the United States and Western Europe, and, most crucially, carried out atomic espionage in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Sudoplatov served the KGB for over fifty years, at one point controlling more than twenty thousand guerrillas, moles, and spies.

But his involvement with the most nefarious Soviet activities-- and the rulers who ordered them-- made Sudoplatov an unwanted witness, and he was arrested in 1953 after Beria's fall. Despite torture and solitary confinement he refused to confess, disavowing any criminal actions. He spent fifteen years in prison, then struggled two decades more for rehabilitation.

Special Tasks is an astonishing memoir and a singular historical document of a man who knew and did too much for the Soviet empire.

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