Betrayal in Berlin : the true story of the Cold War's most audacious espionage operation
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New York, NY : Custom House, [2019].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 530 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 327.1273 VOGEL 2019

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Language
English
ISBN
0062449621, 9780062449627

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Maps on lining papers.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-480) and index.
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The author presents the astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West's greatest espionage operations of the Cold War--and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it. The astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West's greatest espionage operations of the Cold War--and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it. Its code name was "Operation Gold," a wildly audacious CIA plan to construct a clandestine tunnel into East Berlin to tap into critical KGB and Soviet military telecommunication lines. The tunnel, crossing the border between the American and Soviet sectors, would have to be 1,500 feet (the length of the Empire State Building) with state-of-the-art equipment, built and operated literally under the feet of their Cold War adversaries. Success would provide the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service access to a vast treasure of intelligence. Exposure might spark a dangerous confrontation with the Soviets. Yet as the Allies were burrowing into the German soil, a traitor, code-named Agent Diamond by his Soviet handlers, was burrowing into the operation itself. Betrayal in Berlin is Steve Vogel's heart pounding account of the operation. He vividly recreates post-war Berlin, a scarred, shadowy snake pit with thousands of spies and innumerable cover stories. It is also the most vivid account of George Blake, perhaps the most damaging mole of the Cold War. Drawing upon years of archival research, secret documents, and rare interviews with Blake himself, Vogel has crafted a true-life spy story as thrilling as the novels of John le Carré and Len Deighton.--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vogel, S. (2019). Betrayal in Berlin: the true story of the Cold War's most audacious espionage operation (First edition.). Custom House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vogel, Steve, 1960-. 2019. Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation. New York, NY: Custom House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vogel, Steve, 1960-. Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation New York, NY: Custom House, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vogel, Steve. Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation First edition., Custom House, 2019.

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