The Resource Man without a face : the autobiography of communism's greatest spymaster, Markus Wolf with Anne McElvoy

Man without a face : the autobiography of communism's greatest spymaster, Markus Wolf with Anne McElvoy

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Man without a face : the autobiography of communism's greatest spymaster
Title
Man without a face
Title remainder
the autobiography of communism's greatest spymaster
Statement of responsibility
Markus Wolf with Anne McElvoy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In what will surely stand as a classic book on the history and art of espionage, Markus Wolf finally breaks his silence and tells his story. It begins with his childhood in rural Germany and moves to the Soviet Union, where Wolf - whose father was Jewish - fled from the Nazi menace. Coming of age in Moscow during the 1940s, Wolf was picked out by the Party as one of the young cadre of German expatriates whom the Soviets planned to return to Germany after the war. Full of
  • Hope and utopian dreams, he returned to a nation in ruins, and was eventually ordered to join East Germany's nascent foreign intelligence service. Wolf's work was so impressive that before he turned thirty he was asked to lead the service. From that point on, East Germany's foreign intelligence operations became the most efficient and effective in the world. Man Without a Face details all of Wolf's major operations, successes, and failures, and illuminates the reality of
  • Espionage operations as have few nonfiction works before it. Wolf paints vivid and revealing portraits of Eastern Bloc leaders and captures the frantic rivalry of the Cold War. Wolf tells for the first time the truth about his Romeo agents. He also reveals the real story of Gunter Guillaume, the East German spy who brought down West German chancellor Willy Brandt; East German involvement with terrorist groups; Wolf's adventures in Africa, Latin America, and the United
  • States; and the great defectors. He takes us inside the bowels of Stasi headquarters, with its miles of secret files and Wolf at the center, the one man who knew all the secrets. Man Without a Face reads like a classic spy novel, full not only of moral ambiguity and dark psychology but also of high-speed chases, murdered agents, hidden cameras, phony brothels, secret codes, midnight radio transmissions, false identities, triple agents, and all the other trappings of the
  • Most fantastic thrillers - except this time the action is real. Not just a gripping autobiography, Markus Wolf's memoir is a deeply honest examination of loyalty, betrayal, and idealism. With this book, "the man without a face" at long last emerges from the shadows and delivers his remarkable and fascinating story
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1923-2006
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Wolf, Markus
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DD287.7.W65
LC item number
A3 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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McElvoy, Anne
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  • Wolf, Markus
  • Wolf, Markus
  • Wolf, Markus (Spion)
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (East)
  • Deutschland (DDR)
  • Spies
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence service
  • Politics and government
  • Spies
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Autobiographie
  • Spionage
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany (East)
  • Deutschland (DDR)
Label
Man without a face : the autobiography of communism's greatest spymaster, Markus Wolf with Anne McElvoy
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Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780812963946
Lccn
96033024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35364641
  • (OCoLC)ocm35364641
Label
Man without a face : the autobiography of communism's greatest spymaster, Markus Wolf with Anne McElvoy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780812963946
Lccn
96033024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35364641
  • (OCoLC)ocm35364641

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