Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

  title={Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America},
  author={John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev and Philip Redko and Steven Shabad},
This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed documents from Moscow. With these notebooks John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have… 
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  • E. Mark
  • History
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2009
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  • H. Fetter
  • History
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2020
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  • D. Lynn
  • Political Science
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2016
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  • G. Kern
  • History
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2015
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