The World Was Going Our Way
The KGB and the Battle for the Third World - Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive
By (author) Christopher Andrew
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World Was Going Our Way by Christopher Andrew
Book DescriptionIn 1992, Vasili Mitrokhin, a former KGB archivist, snuck out of Russia carrying with him a vast cache of transcriptions of top-secret KGB intelligence files. The FBI later described his trove of documents as "the most complete and extensive intelligence ever achieved from any source." Renowned historian Christopher Andrew had exclusive access to both Mitrokhin and his archive. In 1999, they published the explosive bestseller The Sword and the Shield, which provided a complete account of KGB operations in Europe and America. In The World Was Going Our Way, Andrew now chronicles the KGB's extensive penetration of governments throughout the Third World-the battlefield on which the U.S.S.R. sought to achieve global supremacy. Andrew's definitive account fundamentally revises the history of the Cold War, and sheds new light on the state of the world today. The KGB worked tirelessly for decades to foster anti-Americanism in the developing world, making this book essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the intractable hostility America faces in the ongoing war on terror.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465003136
(236mm x 156mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Andrew
Defence of the Realm, Paperback (June 2010)
To mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has opened its archives to an independent historian. This book reveals the precise role of the Service in twentieth-century British history, since its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909 to root out 'the spies of the Kaiser'.
Secret Intelligence, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Christopher Andrew
Focuses on the policy and debate about the future of intelligence. This book is divided into four sections: the intelligence cycle intelligence, counter-terrorism and security ethics, accountability and control intelligence and the new warfare. It is suitable for those wishing to understand the relationship between intelligence andi policy-making.
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Author Biography - Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge University. In addition to The Sword and the Shield, his previous books include Her Majesty's Secret Service, KGB, and For the President's Eyes Only. He lives in Cambridge, England.
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