Special Tasks: Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness a Soviet Spymaster download epub
by Pavel; Sudoplatov A. P.; Schecter Jerrold L.; Schecter Leona P. Sudoplatov
Despite torture and solitary confinement he refused to "confess", disavowing any criminal actions. He spent fifteen years in prison, then struggled two decades more for rehabilitation. Special Tasks" is an astonishing memoir and a singular historical document of a man who knew and did too much for the Soviet empire.
Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness-A Soviet Spymaster is the autobiography of Pavel Sudoplatov, who was a member of the intelligence services of the Soviet Union who rose to the rank of lieutenant general. When it was published in 1994, it caused a considerable uproar for a number of reasons. It also made him well known outside Russia, and provided a detailed look at Soviet intelligence and Soviet internal politics during his years at the top.
Pavel Sudoplatov and Anatoli Sudoplatov, with Jerrold L. Schecter and Leona P. Schecter. The administration to which he refers was one of the key divisions in Stalin's security police, an agency he headed from the summer of 1941 until he took over the Fourth Directorate, which was responsible for guerrilla warfare behind German lines. The assassinations included Trotsky's, a project Sudoplatov directed and here describes in detail.
According to KGB archives, Pavel Sudoplatov directed the secretive Administration for Special Tasks. This department was responsible for kidnapping, assassination, sabotage, and guerrilla warfare during World War II, it also set up illegal networks in the United States and Western Europe, and, most crucially, carried out atomic espionage in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
Pavel Sudoplatov; Anatoli Sudoplatov; Jerrold L. Schecter; Leona P. Schecter (1994). Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness-A Soviet Spymaster. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Vaksberg, Arkadiĭ (2011)
Pavel Sudoplatov; Anatoli Sudoplatov; Jerrold L. Vaksberg, Arkadiĭ (2011). Toxic Politics: The Secret History of the Kremlin's Poison Laboratory - from the Special Cabinet to the Death of Litvinenko (1st e. p. 112. ISBN 9780313387463. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
Special Tasks is an astonishing memoir and a singular historical document of a man who knew and did too much for the Soviet empire. Anatoli Sudoplatov, Jerrold L Schecter, Pavel Sudoplatov, LEONA P Schecter. Black & White Illustrations. Little, Brown & Company. Trade Paperback (US),Unsewn, Adhesive Bound. Country of Publication. "Books: Jerrold and Leona Schecter's Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History".
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Pavel Sudoplatov (1907 – 1996) was perhaps the most important figure in Soviet intelligence during Stalin’s era: he. .
Pavel Sudoplatov (1907 – 1996) was perhaps the most important figure in Soviet intelligence during Stalin’s era: he plotted Trotsky’s assassination, and worked hard to defeat Hitler. After Stalin’s death, however, he was jailed and forgotten. In his memoirs, Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness – A Soviet Spymaster, he partly admitted his guilt in Stalin’s brutal operations, but said that he acted out of patriotism. I was an idealistic Communist, he wrote. At least no one can say that Sudoplatov led an easy life. After the death of his commanders he was imprisoned and spent 15 years behind bars.
Pavel Sudoplatov, now 87, takes us back to the roots of the Cold War, when the United States was developing the atomic bomb in 1943-45, and asks us to look at that period in a new light. Not only did Soviet agents penetrate the Manhattan Project, as we already knew - but they virtually ran it. The chief scientific administrator of the project, Robert Oppenheimer, and its most brilliant experimental physicist, Enrico Fermi, supplied vital information to Moscow, as did Leo Szilard, another leading figure in American nuclear science, according to allegations in this book.
Publisher: Warner; New Ed edition (1995)
Pages: 544 pages