The Spy And The Traitor

SethBullock

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Absolutely riveting and fascinating and all true.

This is the story of KGB Colonel Oleg Gordievsky who spied for the British MI6 for 11 years in the 1970s and 1980s.

As good as any fictional spy novel. I could not put this book down and devoured it in 3 days.

I highly recommend it.

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Squire

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Absolutely riveting and fascinating and all true.

This is the story of KGB Colonel Oleg Gordievsky who spied for the British MI6 for 11 years in the 1970s and 1980s.

As good as any fictional spy novel. I could not put this book down and devoured it in 3 days.

I highly recommend it.
How do you know its "all true".
 

Squire

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Would you feel better if I said it was non-fiction?

Read it and decide for yourself if it’s true.
No. The existence of Donald Trump is non-fiction but all his actions appear to be cheating, lying, and stealing brazenly and audaciously.

This guy's whole life was a lie. His story behind the lies and deception can only be true where there is independent evidence of truth.
 

SethBullock

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Staff member
No. The existence of Donald Trump is non-fiction but all his actions appear to be cheating, lying, and stealing brazenly and audaciously.

This guy's whole life was a lie. His story behind the lies and deception can only be true where there is independent evidence of truth.
Oh, okay.

*walks away wondering wtf?*
 

HBS Guy

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Reading it now, just up the the Czech Uprising.

As a child in Holland I heard over the radio the news of the Hungarian uprising. Now they live under a dictatorship.
 

HBS Guy

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Yeah, I know but I like Kindle—can make the text a bit bigger, etc etc
 

johnsmith

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Absolutely riveting and fascinating and all true.

This is the story of KGB Colonel Oleg Gordievsky who spied for the British MI6 for 11 years in the 1970s and 1980s.

As good as any fictional spy novel. I could not put this book down and devoured it in 3 days.

I highly recommend it.

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I finally finished it. It took a while to get here after I ordered it. i only got it two weeks ago
Nevertheless, it was a good read. Made better because it's based on real life events.

Oleg sounds like quite a guy. Although he did leave me scratching my head wondering if he had a death wish with several of his escapades during his 'escape'. I guess the stress got to him.
 

SethBullock

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I finally finished it. It took a while to get here after I ordered it. i only got it two weeks ago
Nevertheless, it was a good read. Made better because it's based on real life events.

Oleg sounds like quite a guy. Although he did leave me scratching my head wondering if he had a death wish with several of his escapades during his 'escape'. I guess the stress got to him.
He was under gigantic stress!
 
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