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The Resource The spy who was left behind : Russia, the United States, and the true story of the betrayal and assassination of a CIA agent, Michael Pullara

The spy who was left behind : Russia, the United States, and the true story of the betrayal and assassination of a CIA agent, Michael Pullara

Label
The spy who was left behind : Russia, the United States, and the true story of the betrayal and assassination of a CIA agent
Title
The spy who was left behind
Title remainder
Russia, the United States, and the true story of the betrayal and assassination of a CIA agent
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pullara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Within hours, police had a suspect--a vodka-soaked village bumpkin named Anzor Sharmaidze. A tidy explanation quickly followed: It was a tragic accident. US diplomats hailed Georgia's swift work, and both countries breathed a sigh of relief. Yet the bullet that killed Woodruff was never found and key witnesses have since retracted their testimony, saying they were beaten and forced to identify Sharmaidze. But if he didn't do it, who did? Those who don't buy the official explanation think the answer lies in the spy games that played out on Russia's frontier following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Woodruff was an early actor in a dangerous drama. American spies were moving into newborn nations previously dominated by Soviet intelligence. Russia's security apparatus, resentful and demoralized, was in turmoil, its nominal loyalty to a pro-Western course set by President Boris Yeltsin, shredded by hardline spooks and generals who viewed the Americans as a menace. At the time when Woodruff was stationed there, Georgia was a den of intrigue. It had a big Russian military base and was awash with former and not-so-former Soviet agents. Shortly before Woodruff was shot, veteran CIA officer Aldrich Ames--who would soon be unmasked as a KGB mole--visited him on agency business. In short order, Woodruff would be dead and Ames, in prison for life. Buckle up, because The Spy Who Was Left Behind reveals the full-throttle, little-known thrilling tale"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pullara, Michael,
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G2
LC item number
S68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woodruff, Freddie R
  • United States
  • Murder
  • Espionage, Russian
Label
The spy who was left behind : Russia, the United States, and the true story of the betrayal and assassination of a CIA agent, Michael Pullara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781501152139
Lccn
2018043319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1060574638
  • (OCoLC)1060574638
  • 2440468
Label
The spy who was left behind : Russia, the United States, and the true story of the betrayal and assassination of a CIA agent, Michael Pullara
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781501152139
Lccn
2018043319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1060574638
  • (OCoLC)1060574638
  • 2440468

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