Refine search resultsSkip to search results
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. Second Impression [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 238 pages. Ink marks noted on several pages. Contains Footnotes, List of Illustrations [8 plates between pages 110 and 111; 16 documents between pages 5 and 16; and 4 diagrams between pages xi and xviii]. List of Abbreviations, KGB Codenames of Centre Officers and Residents, Note on the Documents, and Introduction: The Centre and Foreign Intelligence. Chapters cover The KGB's Global Priorities; Agent Recruitment; Illegals; Operation RYAN; The 'Main Adversary': The United States; The Main Ally of the 'Main Adversary': The United Kingdom; The European Community; The Socialist International; China; New Thinking? Also contains Appendix A: The KGB Files and Archives; Appendix B: Residency Records and Communications with the Centre; and Notes. Instructions from the Centre offers a highly classified insight not merely into KGB foreign operations at the dawn of the Gorbachev era, but also into the thinking of its top leadership at the beginning of the 1990s--and, in particular, into the mind of General V.A. Kryuchkov, KGB chairman, and one of the leaders of the abortive coup of August 1991. Christopher Maurice Andrew is an historian at the University of Cambridge with a special interest in international relations and in particular the history of intelligence services. Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky, CMG (born October 1938) is a former colonel of the KGB who became KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, and was a double agent, providing information to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1974 to 1985. He was exfiltrated from the USSR in 1985.
New York: Scribner (A Lisa Drew Book), 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 453,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Inscription signed by both authors. Inscription reads To Gene--A fellow Russophile. Thanks for your interest! All best, Peter Baker Susan Glasser. Some pages have lower corner bent. Peter Eleftherios Baker (born July 2, 1967) is an American journalist and author. He is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC, and was previously a reporter for The Washington Post for 20 years. Baker has covered five presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and currently Joe Biden. Baker and his wife, Susan Glasser, spent four years as Moscow bureau chiefs, chronicling the rise of Vladimir Putin, the rollback of Russian democracy, the Second Chechen War and the terrorist attack on a theater in Moscow and the Beslan school hostage crisis. Baker published his second book, Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution through Scribner, with Susan Glasser, a detailed accounting of Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power during his first term as President of Russia. It was named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The Washington Post Book World. Susan B. Glasser is an American journalist and news editor. She writes the column "Letter from Biden’s Washington" in The New Yorker. She was founding editor of Politico Magazine, and editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, which won three National Magazine Awards during her tenure. At the Washington Post, she served as Moscow co-bureau chief.