A Secret Life: The Polish Colonel, His Covert Mission, And by Benjamin Weiser PDF

By Benjamin Weiser

In August 1972, Ryszard Kuklinski, a hugely revered colonel within the Polish military, launched into what may turn into some of the most striking human intelligence operations of the chilly struggle. regardless of the intense chance to himself and his relations, he contacted the yank Embassy in Bonn, and organized a mystery assembly. From the very commence, he made transparent that he deplored the Soviet domination of Poland, and believed his state was once at the improper part of the chilly War.

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.

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