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    Download Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Serhii Plokhy Serhii Plokhy ↠ 2 Review Read The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story “A fascinating episode of the Cold War which is just as relevant today as it was in the early 1960s”In the late 1950s a KGB agent used an ingenious weapon to assassinate Lev Rebet and Stepan Bandera who were leaders of the Ukrainian anti Communist emigres in Munich The crimes would have gone unsolved but for the assassin himsel

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story] ´ Serhii Plokhy This book had some interesting parts but the story would have been interesting if the book was 80 pages rather t

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    Read The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story (PDF/EPUB) [The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story] ´ Serhii Plokhy The study of the Cold War history which fascinates you like a spy thriller Detailed grounded on many various sources this account of a clandestine war waged by Kremlin in Soviet times would be definitely interesting for those who oppose Moscow nowadays as times may change but their methods stay the same if not became ruthless and

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story] ´ Serhii Plokhy Download Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Serhii Plokhy Read The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story The Cold War era was marked by paranoia propaganda and the simmering threat of nuclear war Tensions between the West the United States

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The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story Read Þ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Case of the entire Cold War The publicity stirred up by the Stashinsky case forced the KGB to change its modus operandi abroad and helped end the career of Aleksandr Shelepin one of the most ambitious and dangerous Soviet leaders Stashinsky’s testimony implicating the Kremlin rulers in political assassinations carried out abroad shook the world of international p. The study of the Cold War history which fascinates you like a spy thriller Detailed grounded on many various sources this account of a clandestine war waged by Kremlin in Soviet times would be definitely interesting for those who oppose Moscow nowadays as times may change but their methods stay the same if not became ruthless and devious

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The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story Read Þ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Olitics Stashinsky’s story would inspire films plays and books including Ian Fleming’s last James Bond novel The Man with the Golden GunA thrilling tale of Soviet spy craft complete with exploding parcels elaborately staged coverups double agents and double crosses The Man with the Poison Gun offers unparalleled insight into the shadowy world of Cold War espiona. In this biography of a defecting spy Plokhy grips your attention from the opening pages and maintains it at high pace with his lucid tight prose that informs as it entertains and entertains as it informs It is a fleshed out focus on one of the many dramatic episodes during this Cold War periodI recently finished his book on the History of Chernobyl so going into this one I knew I could rely on an engaging prose and demonstrably wide research but unlike that tragic history this one though dealing with murder also carries with it a lightness not directly so the subject matter is treated seriously but the approach that Ploky takes allows it to read like a spy novel too though perhaps that is due to extraordinary elements that make up the tale Recruited via blackmail at a young age he is euipped with the eponymous deadly weapon and ordered to carry out two assassinations of perceived enemies of the Soviet system Desperate to find a way out out of the assassination uagmire falling love opens up an avenue that ultimately leads to him having to cross the Berlin border the night before the wall goes up before handing himself in to reveal secrets and go on trial before a final secretive epilogue full of mystery I knew nothing of the details beforehand so there is a gripping fascination in discovering how events transpire the tragedies and the conflicting dramas internally and externally played out surrounding Bogdan Stashinksy all unfurl Plokhy the historian does a thorough and even handed approach to putting the facts out there acknowledging disputed memories and interpretations whilst providing a coherent narrative that feels like a most likely scenario based on evidence available without ever being too certain In the espionage world where propaganda and disinformation are key elements he always makes clear where details are shrouded in uncertainty whilst providing a plausible explanation for the timelines and decisions made In covering this event the author is careful to respect those close to the victims of the assassinations at the same time as following the central character navigating his own crisis Empathetic without excusing the crimes The style features very short chapters some only 3 4 pages which helps construct a breeziness to the writing as well as helping to segment the web of tangents that go into this world This allows for considering the historical background of the Ukrainian nationalist and independence movements the fraught WW2 and post WW2 frictions in eastern Europe and where this lay in the motivations for Khrushchev and his inner circle s demands for the cited targets Lev Rabet and Stefan Bandera through to the political views on both the US and Soviet during this peak crisis period of the late 50s through to the early 60s We get the personal views of many of the protagonists either from their own memoirs always subject to politically loaded representations with what is unsaid often as intriguing as what is said or interviews and recorded commentaries It is a stark reminder of the chaotic and intractable confusion that comes with espionage how immediately unreliable testimony thus becomes Coming to objective assessments of Stashinsky s motivations and responsibilities is challenging though the judgement s rendered in the trial evidently had huge implications for trials of Nazi war criminals in determining the relevant role of actor versus the stateLike any good popular history book this provides you with all the salient details engagingly told opens windows onto the conseuences that the Stashinsky defection had and allows you to leave the tale there for the casual reader satisfied by a really fascinating tale of a 20th century episode well told or serve as an accessible jumping off point for further research for those who wish to know

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The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story Read Þ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From one of the foremost historians of the former Soviet Union a nonfiction spy thriller about a KGB assassin whose defection to the West changed the face of Cold War espionageIn the fall of 1961 KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany After spilling his secrets to the CIA Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination. A fascinating episode of the Cold War which is just as relevant today as it was in the early 1960s In the late 1950s a KGB agent used an ingenious weapon to assassinate Lev Rebet and Stepan Bandera who were leaders of the Ukrainian anti Communist emigres in Munich The crimes would have gone unsolved but for the assassin himself who defected to West Germany and confessed to the entire affair Serhii Plokhy takes us back into the Cold War and brings this story back to lifeBogdan Stashinsky came from a patriotic Ukrainian family but after getting caught for a minor offense which still could have sent his family to Siberia is coerced into collaborating with the KGB and becomes an agent He betrays other Ukrainian nationalists and eventually winds up working in East Berlin as a Soviet spy whose main job is to keep track of the Ukrainians who were forced to flee their native homeland by Stalin s armies and are dedicated to fighting for a free Ukraine Stashinsky uickly graduates from spying to murder and uses a cyanide laced air gun to kill Lev Rebet Two years later he does the same to Stepan Bandera and the crimes are never solved These murders are sanctioned by the Soviet high command and Stashinsky gets a commendation from the head of the KGBThe book then follows Stashinsky as he marries a German woman and starts the process that eventually lead to him and his wife eluding the KGB and escaping to West Berlin Eventually he is put on trial and publicly denounces the USSR for their program of hunting down and killing their political enemiesThe book is very well written and Plokhii does an excellent job in explaining how the various parties the West Germans the KGB the CIA the Ukrainian organizations and Stashinky himself all have different motivations and the trial does not satisfy anybody s goals completely The other part of the book that is extremely important for us now is the fact that the successor of the USSR Putin s Russia is doing many of the same things that the USSR did during the Cold War Plokhy shows that political assassinations either American or Russian rarely accomplish what they intend to do and often backfire as this one certainly didOn a personal level I love the book for Plokhy s detailed description of the Ukrainian community in Germany in the 1950s My parents were part of the community and my mother freuently told us about their experiences in Munich and how they kept the Ukrainian dream of independence alive during those difficult years

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story
  • Serhii Plokhy
  • en
  • 06 July 2020
  • 9780465035908