1040 pages, 7.85 × 5.07 × 1.87 in
August 29, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140284877
ISBN - 13: 9780140284874
From the Publisher
The Mitrokhin Archive tells for the first time in full the startling story of Soviet attempts to infiltrate the West. Working from Vasili Mitrokhin's archive and his own unrivalled expertise in the history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew has created an extraordinary picture of a USSR committed to covert activity at home and abroad to maintain Communism. From technological espionage to the cultivation of agents of influence, the KGB's methods ranged from financial inducements through sexual blackmail to assassination as they pursued their aims. What emerges is a state apparatus devoted to - even obsessed by - gathering information yet quite incapable of analysing it realistically.
About the Author
Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and Chair of the Faculty of History at Cambridge University. His authorised history of MI5 will be published by Penguin in 2009. Vasili Mitrokhin was a former senior officer of the Soviet Foreign Intelligence service whose career spanned the period between 1948 and 1984. He defected to the United Kingdom in 1992 and died in 2004.
From Our Editors
People interested in such things as 'secret history' and underground information will be infinitely fascinated by Christopher Andrew's The Mitrokhin Archive. After a book of highly classified intelligence was discovered, an examination by the FBI showed it was the most complete source of intelligence ever documented by the organization. This comprehensive history details this discovery and examines the implications.