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by Craig R. Whitney


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Throughout the Cold War, East German lawyer Wolfgang Vogel, now 68, made a career out of brokering spies .

Throughout the Cold War, East German lawyer Wolfgang Vogel, now 68, made a career out of brokering spies, political prisoners and dissidents, a unique practice that purportedly led to the release of some 200,000 people. In this balanced study, Whitney, diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times, thoughtfully conveys the moral ambiguities and complexities of Vogel's brilliant career, a career not unlike that of the Cold War itself.

Spy Trader:: Germany's D. .has been added to your Cart. In that I was in West Berlin with the US Army from May 1960 to Sept 1963 and personally involved in the Swap of Abel for Powers and Pryor - I know what happened - and for the most part was not as portrayed by Mr. Whitney. The time of the start of the building of The Wall was Sunday Night, not Saturday Night as he indicates. 7 people found this helpful.

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Personal Name: Whitney, Craig . 1943-. Vogel, Wolfgang, 1925-2008. Rubrics: Diplomats Germany (East) Biography Espionage Germany Lawyers Espionage, East German. Download now Spy trader : Germany's devil's advocate and the darkest secrets of the Cold War by Craig R. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

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Spy Trader : Germany's Devil's Advocate and the Darkest Secrets of the Cold War. by Craig R. A true-life spy saga THE NEW YORK TIMES hails as "a fascinating tale, the material of John Le Carre and Len Deighton" and John Le Carre, himself, calls, "a revelation" is now in papareback.

A veteran New York Times reporter, now the Times' diplomatic correspondent in Europe, has pieced together one of the great shadowy stories of the Cold War: the exchange of East German prisoners (some of whom were accused of being spies) for West German funds, with the master mediator on the eastern side the nattily dressed lawyer, Wolfgang Vogel. His first major role was to arrange for the swap of U-2 pilot Gary Powers for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

Trader also reveals the political and social double life of the divided Germany - the questionable ethics, moral compromises, and self-deceptions that both sides, East and West, indulged in for more than forty years.

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Almost by definition, the DARKEST secrets of the Cold War are STILL secret. Regardless of whatever good vs evil narrative exists, both the US/NATO and the Soviet Union/Warsaw Pact were prepared to commit unspeakable crimes against humanity. So you are unlikely to learn about them. A problem for historians is a failure to honor the laws about declassification - which is supposed to be automatic - and a failure to preserve documents. In the event of a Soviet push into Western Europe, every European state had lists of people deemed ‘unacceptable’ to their survival post- invasion.

Wolfgang Vogel was one of the most legendary of the mysterious figures of the Cold War. A meticulous East German lawyer, Vogel moved effortlessly through the Iron Curtain, & masterfully manipulated the back-channel world of spy trading & other covert deals between East & West. Whitney uses Vogel s secretive career to create a fascinating, unique view of the Cold War -- the forces that created it, ended it, & ultimately made Vogel a pariah in the new era that followed. Here, Vogel goes public for the first time with the full story of his negotiations on scores of cases from Rudolf Abel & Francis Gary Powers in 1962 to Anatoly Shcharansky in 1986.

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IWAS
Great book!
elektron
Those of us old enough to remember know what it felt like the day the Berlin wall fell: the exhileration, the excitement, and the sense of history in the making that went with that time.

But Germans (and all of the world) came to realize in the days and months after that there was a complexity in the world of eastern German communism, a complexity not easily resolved.

This is a story about part of that complexity, and about Wolfgang Vogel, the east Berlin lawyer who negotiated with east and west to bring thousands of east Germans to freedom, while himself remaining in east Germany. Vogel's life is a snapshot of east German life, and an often riveting account of east German, and the book is especially riveting in telling the story of the last days of communism and the reunification of Germany.
Anazan
In that I was in West Berlin with the US Army from May 1960 to Sept 1963 and personally involved in the Swap of Abel for Powers and
Pryor - I know what happened - and for the most
part was not as portrayed by Mr. Whitney. The
time of the start of the building of The Wall was
Sunday Night, not Saturday Night as he indicates. Mr. James Donovan's book on the
subject of the swap, Strangers on a Bridge is
a very accurate story about the "swap", the
security for it, etc.
Tetaian
I got this book because of a good New York Times Book review. I did not like it at all.
Spy Trader: Germany's Devil's Advocate and the Darkest Secrets of the Cold War download epub
Humanities
Author: Craig R. Whitney
ISBN: 0788169467
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Times Books; First Edition edition (December 1, 1993)
Pages: 375 pages