Yee Bernard James

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  • The Sword and the Shield

  • The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
  • By: Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

In 1992 Vasili Mitrokhin defected to England and brought along an extensive archive of military intelligence from the Soviet Union. A career KGB officer who served as chief archivist for its foreign operations, Vasili Mitrokhin became disillusioned with the Soviet system and its constant repression of dissidents at home and abroad. Determined to preserve the truth, he secretly compiled a detailed record of the agency's worldwide espionage network...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enriching Book Astounishing Reading

  • By Keyvan on 04-26-10

a must follow up to

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-03

For anyone who loved "The Company" by Robert Littell. The sword and the shield is a must read/listen.

A fine record of the other company.

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