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William Hood, author of Mole, was CIA Operations Chief in Vienna in 1952 when he helped recruit Major Pyotr Popov, America s first double agent in Soviet Military intelligence Mole is Hood s account of Popov s four years working for the CIA, ending in 1956 when he was uncovered and returned to Moscow for interrogation in the cellars of Lubyanka Prison kept alive to see if he could be doubled again, or executed His fate was never known This intimate, firsthand account of Cold War espionage i William Hood, author of Mole, was CIA Operations Chief in Vienna in 1952 when he helped recruit Major Pyotr Popov, America s first double agent in Soviet Military intelligence Mole is Hood s account of Popov s four years working for the CIA, ending in 1956 when he was uncovered and returned to Moscow for interrogation in the cellars of Lubyanka Prison kept alive to see if he could be doubled again, or executed His fate was never known This intimate, firsthand account of Cold War espionage is told with the mounting tension of a good spy novel Hood shows the human side of betrayal the motives, the resentments What type of government grinds down its own people, Popov says of Stalinist Russia Hood writes Popov ran breathtaking in retrospect, almost insane, risks Although he loved his wife and children he was hopelessly devoted to a randomly acquired mistress Popov betrayed Russian agents in Europe, described the Soviet s new tactical nuclear weapons command structure, and gave the CIA a priceless look at the Soviet s use of illegals, spies embedded in the U.S without diplomatic cover [[ Book ]] ⇬ Mole - The True Story of the First Russian Spy to Become an American Counterspy ✖ The thrilling true story of Lt Col Pyotr Popov, the first agent the CIA recruited within the Soviet intelligence service Reads like the best of le Carre but fact Consumed the first agent the CIA recruited within the Soviet intelligence service Reads like the best of le Carre but fact This is so not my thing, and yet It s a true story that reads like a novel It gives some stunning insights into the activities of both the US and USSR during the Cold War It looks at Russians in what I think is a basically honest light, and gives some kind of explanation how horrible people get the little guys to follow Anyone with a brain could read this and gain insight sorry, scarecrow. This book was recommended to me by a U.S national security officer It is one of the very best books on spycraft, at least as it was practiced at the end of WWII, and a dramatic cat and mouse story that rivals anything ever written by John le Carr I recommend it highly This book was recommended to me by a U.S national security officer It is one of the very best books on spycraft, at least as it was practiced at the end of WWII, and a dramatic cat and mouse story that rivals anything ever written by John le Carr I recommend it highly True story of the first Russian intelligence officer recruited by the CIA 1982 Yes, I know this is an old book But his stories are gripping I still remember the title from when I read it in graduate school Even then I couldn t put this book down, and I had a lot of required reading to do at the time as well My husband read this book too we both found his stories of espionage fascinating. As detailed as it is exciting, Mole is a story of a vital in the eyes of the U.S espionage program happening behind the Iron Curtain, in the frigid middle days of the Cold War Though it can be a bit overwhelming, it s worth the methodical, thorough reading it requires. I enjoyed this re read It was great having a copy for my e reader I recommend. The only book to detail how a spy is recruited and handled from beginning to bitter end An astonishingly candid and utterly unique instructional manual as well as a gripping history.