Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Look Back At 'The Sword And the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive And The KGB's Secret History'

One of the best books on Cold War espionage and the Soviet Union's KGB was Vasili Mitrokhin and Christopher Andrew's The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB.

I wrote a piece for the Philadelphia Daily News in 1999 on the book. You can read my piece below:

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  1. Great review/critique, Paul. I hope I can find a copy of the book via my library. Bravo Zulu!

  2. Tim,

    Thanks. Good book. I think you'll find it most interesting.