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Author Haseltine, Eric, author.

Title The spy in Moscow Station : a counterspy's hunt for a deadly Cold War threat / Eric Haseltine.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2019]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    327.1247 HAS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xix, 264 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255) and index.
Contents Foreword / by General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Retired) -- Our spies are dying -- The counterspy -- In the belly of the beast -- The chimney -- Clues to the mystery -- Obstacles -- Who hates whom -- A trip to the Oval Office -- Project GUNMAN -- A wife in the wrong place at the right time -- Behind the green door -- Putting the smoke back in the gun -- Lessons about the Russians for today.
Summary "The thrilling, true story of the race to find a leak in the United States Embassy in Moscow--before more American assets are rounded up and killed. Foreword by Gen. Michael V. Hayden (Retd.), Former Director of NSA & CIA In the late 1970s, the National Security Agency still did not officially exist--those in the know referred to it dryly as the No Such Agency. So why, when NSA engineer Charles Gandy filed for a visa to visit Moscow, did the Russian Foreign Ministry assert with confidence that he was a spy? Outsmarting honey traps and encroaching deep enough into enemy territory to perform complicated technical investigations, Gandy accomplished his mission in Russia, but discovered more than State and CIA wanted him to know. Eric Haseltine's The Spy in Moscow Station tells of a time when--much like today--Russian spycraft had proven itself far beyond the best technology the U.S. had to offer. The perils of American arrogance mixed with bureaucratic infighting left the country unspeakably vulnerable to ultra-sophisticated Russian electronic surveillance and espionage. This is the true story of unorthodox, underdog intelligence officers who fought an uphill battle against their own government to prove that the KGB had pulled off the most devastating penetration of U.S. national security in history. If you think "The Americans" isn't riveting enough, you'll love this toe-curling nonfiction thriller"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gandy, Charles (Charles L.)
United States. National Security Agency/Central Security Service -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. National Security Agency/Central Security Service -- History.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Espionage, American -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage, Soviet -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
ISBN 9781250301161 (hardcover) $29.99
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