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The Sword and the Shield


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* Abbreviations and Acronyms * The Evolution of the KGB, 1917-1991 * The Transliteration of Russian Names * Foreward * The Mitrokhin Archive * From Lenin's Cheka to Stalin's OGPU * The Great Illegals * The Magnificent Five * Terror * War * The Grand Alliance * Victory * From War to Cold War * The "Main Adversary" Part 1: North American Illegals in the 1950's * The "Main Adversary". Part 2: Walk-ins, Legal Residencies and the Early Cold War * The Main Adversary Part 3: Illegals after "Abel" * The Main Adversary Part 4: Walk-ins, Legal Residencies and the Later Cold War * Political Warfare: Active Measure and the Main Adversary * PROGRES" Operations. Part 1: Crushing the Prague Spring * PROGRESS Operations. Part 2: Spying on the Soviet Bloc * The KGB and Western Communist Parties * Eurocommunism * Ideological Subversion Part 1: The War Against the Dissidents * Ideological Subversion Part 2: The Victory of the Dissidents * SIGINT in the Cold War * Special Tasks Part 1: From Marshal Tito to Rudolf Nureyev * Special Tasks Part 2: The Andropov Era and Beyond * Cold War Operations Against Britain Part 1: After the "Magnificient Five" * Cold War Operations Against Britain Part 2: After Operation FOOT * The Federal Republic of Germany * France and Italy during the Cold War: Agent Penetration and Active Measures * The Penetration and Persecution of the Soviet Churches * The Polish Pope and the Rise of Solidarity * The Polish Crisis and the Crumbling of the Soviet Bloc * Conclusion: From the One-Party State to the Yeltsin Presidency * Appendices * A. KGB Chairmen, 1917-26 * B. Heads of Foreign Intelligence, 1920-1999 * C. The Organization of the KGB * D. The Organization of the KGB First Chief Directorate * E. The Organization of a KGB Residency * Notes * Bibliography * Index

About the Author

Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge University. In addition to The Sword and the Shield, his previous books include Her Majesty's Secret Service, KGB, and For the President's Eyes Only. He lives in Cambridge, England.


Mitrokhin, archivist for the KGB, risked death to copy material painstakingly from the highly secret archives over 30 years; he hid the scraps under his house and bided his time. With the advent of glasnost and Gorbachev, he hauled the secrets to a British Embassy in the Baltics and received asylum in the UK. This is a highly detailed account of Soviet espionage from the beginnings of the Soviet state to the end of the Cold War. Early on, Mitrokhin shows how easily future spies were recruited to further the goals of the workers' state while they pursued careers in the diplomatic corps. But Russians were too paranoid to take full advantage of this superb intelligence. After World War II, spies were harder to recruit as the truth about Soviet life became common knowledge. Robert Whitfield meets the challenge and reads these massive tomes wellDtrouble is, the details are too massive even for the interested listener. A library would do better to get an indexed hard copy so students can use selected parts for research.DJames L. Dudley, Westhampton Beach, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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