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Spies : the secret showdown between America and Russia / Marc Favreau.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 327.1273 FAV (Text) 33500013156997 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library J 327.1273 FAV (Text) 33500013157003 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316545921
  • ISBN: 0316545929
  • Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Seeing ghosts -- The defector -- The spy hunters -- The double -- Capital of the Cold War -- The pilot -- Missiles -- Moscow rules -- War games -- The year of the spy -- The man without a face -- Epilogue: Molehunt.
Summary, etc.:
"An account of the Cold War spies whose survival depended on carefully orchestrated deceptions as they fought in the shadows to help avert global nuclear war and, in so doing, changed the global landscape in ways that are still felt today"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    *Starred Review* Though they were allies during WWII, tensions between the USSR and the U.S. quickly grew in its aftermath, driven largely by the development of nuclear weapons. As suspicion and fear grew between the two nations, two organizations dedicated to national security and the harvesting of information sprung up: the CIA in America and the KGB in Russia. Through profiles of spies on all sides of the conflict, acclaimed nonfiction author Favreau (Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America, 2018) unearths the human side of a long, secretive war. In four sections, he highlights key events (the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race) while returning, always, to the players, lingering over the stories of people like George Blake, an uncommonly skilled KGB agent, or Marti Peterson, the CIA's first female operative in Moscow. Neutral in his observations, Favreau offers up a measured, exquisitely researched slice of history. The text is beautifully sourced, and the back matter includes multiple glossaries, an extensive further reading list, key facts on the KGB and CIA, and brief overviews on espionage in Russia and the U.S. since the end of the Cold War. With chapters that often read like fiction, Favreau skillfully captures the tension of an era that, while it may seem bygone, has sent increasingly clear shockwaves into our world today. Buy for classrooms or for pleasure. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marc Favreau is an executive editor at The New Press. He is the acclaimed author of Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America and co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation and the editor of A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It, both published by The New Press. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Subject: United States. Central Intelligence Agency > History > 20th century.
Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoń≠ bezopasnosti > History.
Spies > United States > History > 20th century.
Spies > Soviet Union > History.
Espionage, American > History > 20th century.
Espionage, Soviet > History.
United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations > United States.
Cold War.
Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoń≠ bezopasnosti.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Diplomatic relations.
Espionage, American.
Espionage, Soviet.
Spies.
Soviet Union.
United States.
Genre: History.

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