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  • Published: 6 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141966465
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 1040
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The Mitrokhin Archive

The KGB in Europe and the West



The book that exposed Melita Norwood as a KGB spy and set the news agenda across the world

The Mitrokhin Archive tells for the first time in full the startling story of Soviet attempts to infiltrate the West. Working from Vasili Mitrokhin's archive and his own unrivalled expertise in the history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew has created an extraordinary picture of a USSR committed to covert activity at home and abroad to maintain Communism. From technological espionage to the cultivation of agents of influence, the KGB's methods ranged from financial inducements through sexual blackmail to assassination as they pursued their aims. What emerges is a state apparatus devoted to - even obsessed by - gathering information yet quite incapable of analysing it realistically.

  • Published: 6 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141966465
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 1040
Categories:

About the authors

Christopher Andrew

Christopher Andrew is Britain's leading historian of intelligence, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and former Chair of the Faculty of History at Cambridge University. He is also chair of the British Intelligence Study Group, Founding Co-Editor of Intelligence and National Security, former Visiting Professor at Harvard, Toronto and the Australian National University, and a regular presenter of BBC Radio and TV documentaries. His fifteen previous books include The Mitrokhin Archive and The Mitrokhin Archive II, and a number of path-breaking studies on the use and abuse of secret intelligence in modern history.

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