Spy Trader: Germany's Devil's Advocate and the Darkest Secrets of the Cold War download epub
by Craig R. Whitney
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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