The Story of Aldrich Ames, An American Spy

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Baker & Taylor
Three journalists from The New York Times provide an inside study of the search for and exposure of Aldrich Ames, a paid Soviet spy with access deep within America's intelligence network. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

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Three New York Times reporters reconstruct how the CIA spent almost eight years baffled by a Russian spymaster hidden in its own headquarters. They detail Ames's meetings with his Soviet handlers in Washington, Rome, and Bogotß, and the near-panic of CIA officers who tried, in fits and starts, to find the traitor who had burned almost every Soviet agent secretly working for the US at least 10 had been arrested and executed. When the CIA finally gave the facts to the FBI, its agents tracked Ames for nine months before arresting him in February 1994. Unlike many journalistic reconstructions, this one uses no anonymous quotes or invented scenes. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Betrayal is the remarkable story of the last American spy of the cold war: Aldrich "Rick" Ames, the most destructive traitor in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Tim Weiner, David Johnston, and Neil A. Lewis, reporters for The New York Times, tell how the barons of the CIA could not believe that its headquarters harbored a traitor. For years, the Agency was baffled by a wily Russian spymaster who played a high-stakes chess game against the Americans, deceiving the CIA into thinking that there were other moles -- or no moles at all.
It took nearly eight years for the CIA to share the full facts of the scenario with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Once they knew those facts, the men and women of the FBI tracked Ames day and night for nine months before they arrested him. They tell their story here in astonishing detail for the first time.
The interviews are entirely on-the-record. There are no pseudonyms, anonymous quotes, or invented scenes. The men betrayed by Ames were real people, and the stories of their lives are the true history of the espionage game in the waning years of the cold war.

& Taylor

Three journalists provide an inside study of the search for and exposure of Aldrich Ames, a paid Soviet spy with access deep within America's intelligence network

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679440505
Branch Call Number: 327.1209 WEI
Characteristics: viii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnston, David 1947-
Lewis, Neil A. 1947-


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