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Description - A Secret Life by Benjamin Weiser

In August 1972 Polish colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, frustrated by the Soviet domination of his country, took a dramatic step that endangered his own life and the security of his family. He contacted the American Embassy in Bonn and arranged a secret meeting. Over the next nine years, Kuklinski rose quickly in the Polish defense ministry, helping to prepare for a hot war with the West. But he also lived a double life of subterfuge-of dead drops, messages written in invisible ink, miniature cameras, and secret transmitters. In 1981, he gave the CIA the secret plans to crush Solidarity. Then, about to be discovered, he made a dangerous escape with his family to the West. Now in paperback with a new introduction, A Secret Life is a fascinating exploration of the morally complex world of the Cold War, seen through the eyes of a great-and deeply conflicted-spy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586483050
ISBN-10: 1586483056
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Benjamin Weiser

Ben Weiser is part of a new investigative unit at the New York Times, where he has been a reporter since 1997. His journalism has won many awards, and he has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his wife outside New York City.