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The Resource The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy

The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy

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The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story
Title
The man with the poison gun
Title remainder
a Cold War spy story
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1961, a KGB agent defected to West Germany. The slim 30-year-old man in police custody had papers in the name of an East German, Josef Lehmann, but claimed that his real name was Bogdan Stashinsky, and he was a citizen of the Soviet Union. On the orders of his KGB bosses, he had traveled on numerous occasions to Munich, where he singlehandedly killed two enemies of the communist regime using a new, specially designed secret weapon - a spray pistol delivering liquid poison that, if fired into the victim's face, killed him without leaving any trace. Stashinsky and his wife escaped into West Berlin just hours before the Berlin Wall was erected. In 1962, after spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination 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 politics. A 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 espionage
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1957-
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Plokhy, Serhii
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stashynskyi, Bohdan
  • Bandera, Stepan
  • Rebet, Lev
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Political refugees
  • Ukrainians
  • Poisoning
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Ukraine
Target audience
adult
Label
The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225870677
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 367 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780465035908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225870677
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 367 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780465035908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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