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New York: Hippocrene Books, . First? Edition. First? Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm,xxiv, 466,  pages, footnotes, charts, notes, bibliography, index, pencil erasure residue on front endpaper. Peter Deriabin (1921-1992) was a Russian Communist Party member, World War II veteran, SMERSH agent, and KGB agent who later defected to the United States. He started working for the Central Intelligence Agency, went to graduate school, and wrote several books on the KGB. He died in 1992 at age 71. He was a member of the Communist Party. He went to Biysk Teachers College as well as the Institute for Marxism-Leninism. In World War II he was wounded four times and reassigned to the Soviet Navy's SMERSH (military counterintelligence group). He was later an investigator in State Security. He eventually moved up to the KGB headquarters. In 1953 he was stationed in Vienna, Austria as Chief of Soviet Counterintelligence as well as Communist Party boss for the entire Austro-German section. In 1954 he defected to the United States. In retaliation, the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR gave him a death sentence. He testified before the Senate and the HUAC in 1959, and co-wrote a book about his time in the KGB. He also went to graduate school at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia. He also joined the CIA. Deriabin retired from the CIA in 1981.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997. First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 364 pages, illustrations, sources, bibliography. The first complete story of the "spy of the century," based on the author's interviews with Aldrich Ames. This book is a portrait of a complex, diabolical man and an account of the damage he wreaked that is far worse than has even been chronicled. Pete Earley (born September 5, 1951) is an American journalist and writer of nonfiction books and novels. A former Washington Post reporter, he is the author of books about the Aldrich Ames and John Walker espionage cases. His book Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996. His book about the John Walker spy ring, Family of Spies, was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a CBS miniseries starring Powers Boothe and Lesley Ann Warren. In 2007, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his book Crazy. His 2008 book, Comrade J, is about Russian SVR defector Sergei Tretyakov.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm, 364 pages. Includes Prologue, 21 black and white illustrations, sources, and bibliography. This copy was inscribed by the author, Pete Early. The insription reads: To Anya Guilsher, With my best wishes, Pete Earley. Four other names are written on the page facing the title page. The first complete story of the "spy of the century," based on the author's interviews with Aldrich Ames. This book is a portrait of a complex, diabolical man and an account of the damage he wreaked that is far worse than has even been chronicled.Pete Earley (born September 5, 1951) is an American journalist and writer of non-fiction books and novels. A former Washington Post reporter, he is the author of books about the Aldrich Ames and John Walker espionage cases. His book Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996. His book about the John Walker spy ring, Family of Spies, was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a CBS miniseries starring Powers Boothe and Lesley Ann Warren. In 2007, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his book Crazy. His 2008 book, Comrade J, is about Russian SVR defector Sergei Tretyakov.
New York, N.Y. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 282 pages. Includes Appendix, Notes on Sources; Bibliography; and Index. Chapters include Moscow, June 11, 1977; Would Marx Approve?; The Great Nautilus Hoax; Amplified Mind Power; The Tragedy of Edward Naumov; If Thoughts Can Kill...; Code by Telepathy; The Skin Readers; They Call It Psychotronics; Secrets, Rumors, Speculations; Boosting the Human Brain; The Novosibirsk Connection; Dzhuna the Healer; The KGB Takes Control; An Astronaut Speaks Out; The View from Menlo Park; Washington's Dilemma; Treat or Illusion?; and The Century of Fear. Also contains Appendix, Notes on Sources, Bibliography, and Index. Martin Ebon (May 27, 1917 – February 11, 2006) was a German American author of nonfiction books from the paranormal to politics. Born in Germany, as Hans Martin Schwarz, Ebon immigrated to the U. S. in 1938. During WWII he was a Staff Member, U.S. Office of War Information, and Information Officer with U.S. Department of State. He was the Managing Editor at the Overseas News Agency; U.S. Information Agency, New York City, Information Officer on Far Eastern desks, 1950–52; Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., New York City, editor, 1953–65,Consulting Editor, New American Library (publishers), 1966–83; executive editor of hardcover book division, Playboy Press, 1971–72, Lecturer in Division of Social Sciences, The New School, 1949–50, 1955–56, 1967, and Consultant, Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, 1966–67. Ebon was, primarily, a full-time freelance writer, from 1967, forward. Ebon lived in New York City, from 1938, forward.
EJE Publications, Ltd. Inc., 2013. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Trade paperback. Unpaginated. Edward Jay Epstein (born in 1935) is an American investigative journalist and a former political science professor at Harvard, UCLA, and MIT. He taught courses at these schools for three years. While a graduate student at Cornell University in 1966, he published the book Inquest, an influential critique of the Warren Commission probe into the John F. Kennedy assassination. Epstein wrote two other books about the Kennedy assassination, eventually collected in The Assassination Chronicles: Inquest, Counterplot, and Legend (1992). His books Legend (1978) and Deception (1989) drew on interviews with retired CIA Counterintelligence Chief James Jesus Angleton, and his 1982 book The Rise and Fall of Diamonds was an expose of the diamond industry and its economic impact in southern Africa. After teaching at Harvard, UCLA, and MIT, Epstein decided to pursue his writing career back in New York City. In 1973, he received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He did his master's thesis on the search for political truth which later became a top-selling book.
New York: Enigma Books, 2001. First U.S. English Language Edition, Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xxvi, 432 pages. Illustrations. Abbreviations. Notes. Index. Introduction by Ronald Radosh. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Red mark on bottom edge. Aleksandr Semyonovich Feklisov (March 9, 1914 – October 26, 2007) was a First Chief Directorate Case Officer who received information from Julius Rosenberg and Klaus Fuchs, among others. Feklisov recruited Rosenberg. Feklisov reported at least 50 meetings with Rosenberg. He stated that Rosenberg provided important top secret information about electronics and helped organize an industrial espionage ring for Moscow. By the late 1940s, he was transferred to the London Rezidentura. Feklisov was transferred back to the United States and became the Washington, D.C. Rezident, or KGB Station Chief, from 1960 to 1964. As PGU KGB Rezident, Feklisov (Fomin) proposed what became the basis for resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis: removing missiles from Cuba in exchange for a promise that the United States would not invade the island nation.