By Benjamin Weiser
Over the subsequent 9 years, Kuklinski rose quick within the Polish security ministry, performing as a liaison to Moscow, and aiding to arrange for a "hot battle" with the West. yet he additionally lived a lifetime of subterfuge--of lifeless drops, messages written in invisible ink, miniature cameras, and mystery transmitters. In 1981, he gave the CIA the key plans to weigh down cohesion. Then, approximately to be came upon, he made a perilous break out along with his kinfolk to the West. He nonetheless lives in hiding in America.
Kuklinski's tale is a harrowing own drama approximately one man's determination to betray the Communist management so one can keep the rustic he loves, and the serious debate it spurred over even if he was once a traitor or a patriot. via wide interviews and entry to the CIA's mystery archive at the case, Benjamin Weiser deals an extraordinary and richly distinct examine this mystery heritage of the chilly War.
Read or Download A Secret Life: The Polish Colonel, His Covert Mission, And The Price He Paid To Save His Country PDF
Similar world history books
The Korean clash was once a pivotal occasion in China's smooth army heritage. The battling in Korea constituted a major adventure for the newly shaped People's Liberation military Air strength (PLAAF), not just as a try case for this fledgling provider but additionally within the later improvement of chinese language air energy.
It's always claimed that serfs have been oppressed and unfree, yet is that this assumption real? Freedom's cost, construction on a brand new studying of archival fabric, makes an attempt a basic re-appraisal of the continued orthodoxy 'serf' economic system embodied peasant exploitation. It finds that, actually, Prussian 'subject' peasants fared far better than their 'free' neighbours; that they had mutual rights and duties with nobles and the nation.
Britain's chilly battle Bombers explores the production and improvement of the jet bomber, tracing the emergence of the 1st jet designs (the Valiant and Vulcan) via to the first-generation jets which entered provider with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. each one airplane sort is tested, how the layout was once created and the way this translated into an operational airplane.
Position and Locality in smooth France analyses the importance and altering structures of neighborhood position in glossy France. Drawing at the services of a number of students from world wide, this e-book offers a well timed evaluation of the cross-disciplinary pondering that's at the moment happening over a valuable factor in French historical past.
- Jacob Green’s Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age
- Coping with Crisis: The Resilience and Vulnerability of Pre-Industrial Settlements (Rural Worlds: Economic, Social and Cultural Histories of Agricultures and Rural Societies)
- Science in the Public Sphere: A history of lay knowledge and expertise
- The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Adventure, and Survival
- The Terror in the French Revolution (Studies in European History)
- The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal: As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687) (Hakluyt Society, First Series)
Extra info for A Secret Life: The Polish Colonel, His Covert Mission, And The Price He Paid To Save His Country
A Secret Life: The Polish Colonel, His Covert Mission, And The Price He Paid To Save His Country by Benjamin Weiser