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Author Murphy, David E., 1921-

Title Battleground Berlin : CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War / David E. Murphy, Sergei A. Kondrashev, and George Bailey
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 530 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents CIA's Berlin base: a question of knowledge -- KGB Karlshorst: how it all began -- The Berlin blockade challenges Western ingenuity and perseverance -- The Korean War: pretext or premise for rearming West Germany? -- Cold warriors in Berlin: a new era in CIA operations -- East German state security and intelligence services are born -- Stalin offers peace, but the Cold War continues -- Soviet intelligence falters after Stalin's death: new revelations about Beria's role -- The events of June 1953 -- The mysterious case of Otto John -- The Berlin tunnel: fact and fiction -- Redcap operations -- BOB concentrates on Karlshorst -- The illegals game: KGB vs. GRU -- KGB and Mfs: partners or competitors? -- Khrushchev's ultimatum -- BOB counters the Soviet propaganda campaign -- Bluffs, threats, and counterpressures -- Facing the inevitable -- Countdown to the wall -- The Berlin Wall: winners and losers -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. The merger from CIA and KGB archives -- Appendix 2. Double agents, double trouble -- Appendix 3. The mysterious case of Leonid Malinin, a.k.a. Georgiev -- Appendix 4. MGB at work in East Germany -- Appendix 5. Was it worth it? What the Berlin tunnel produced -- Appendix 6. BOB's attempts to protect Karlshorst sources backfire -- Appendix 7. KGB illegals in Karlshorst: the third development -- Appendix 8. Soviet active measures: a brief overview -- Appendix 9. Operation Gold (SIS document obtained by George Blake)
Summary Battleground Berlin is the definitive, insider's account of the espionage warfare in Berlin between CIA and KGB from 1945 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Two intelligence veterans - major players on opposite sides of the Cold War - have joined in an unprecedented collaboration to tell the story. Basing their narrative on personal recollections, interviews with other CIA and KGB officers, and documents never before made public, the authors provide a vast number of new details of CIA's infiltration of the new East German intelligence service; the construction, operation, and uncovering of the Berlin tunnel; and many other initiatives and countermoves dealing with the series of crises that racked Berlin and jeopardized an uneasy world peace during this period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-511) and index
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Subject Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoń≠ bezopasnosti.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Cold War.
Espionage, American -- Germany -- Berlin.
Espionage, Soviet -- Germany -- Berlin.
Berlin (Germany) -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990.
Berlin (Germany) -- Strategic aspects.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Bailey, George, 1919-
Kondrashev, Sergei A.
ISBN 0300143028 (electronic bk.)
0585353581 (electronic bk.)
9780300143027 (electronic bk.)
9780585353586 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)