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The Sword and the Shield - The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB-logo

The Sword and the Shield - The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB

Christopher Andrew

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As chief archivist of the KGB's foreign branch, Vasili Mitrokhin had virtually unfettered access to its most closely held secrets. But his government's relentless repression of dissidents at home and abroad and its bungled Afghan war policy disillusioned him. Determined to preserve the truth, Mitrokhin secretly compiled a detailed record of the feared agency's operations abroad. Written with historian Christopher Andrew and backed with meticulous supporting research, what emerges is a chilling chronicle of murder and treachery, slander and corruption, paranoia and purges. KGB placed agents high within British intelligence agencies and American defense contractors; yet they failed to discredit Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Senator Scoop Jackson or President Ronald Reagan. And their massive information gathering brought them no international advantages; to the end Soviet officials remained baffled by the West. The Sword and the Shield is a compelling—and historically significant—narrative destined to cast new light on the Soviet era.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Vasili Mitrokhin, Charles Stransky

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

20:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:53