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The Resource My life as a spy : one of America's most notorious spies finally tells his story, John A. Walker, Jr

My life as a spy : one of America's most notorious spies finally tells his story, John A. Walker, Jr

Label
My life as a spy : one of America's most notorious spies finally tells his story
Title
My life as a spy
Title remainder
one of America's most notorious spies finally tells his story
Statement of responsibility
John A. Walker, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following his arrest in 1985, it was revealed that John A. Walker, Jr., a US Navy communications specialist, had been selling military secrets to the Soviet Union since first entering the Soviet Embassy in Washington in 1968 and had also helped organize perhaps "the most damaging Soviet spy ring in history," to quote The New York Times. In this memoir, which apparently began as an explanatory letter to his children and therefore dwells quite a bit on his troubled marriage, he describes his years as a spy, giving three reasons for why he decided to work for the Soviets in the first place: his realization that the Cold War was a farce as the Soviets had neither the will nor the strength to fight the US militarily, his belief that John F. Kennedy's assassination was a coup d'état by powerful government officials who continue to control the country today, and his disgust at the failure of the government and the Navy to defend the communications ship USS Liberty from attack by the Israelis in 1967. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
285622
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, John A.
Dewey number
  • 327.12092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB271.R92
LC item number
W3445 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, John A.
  • Walker family
  • United States
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
Label
My life as a spy : one of America's most notorious spies finally tells his story, John A. Walker, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crime -- The true believer -- The lies -- Playing the game -- The CIA gets a war -- The Cold War myth -- A couple of good years -- Heading downhill -- The Nadir -- The spy -- Would the world change? -- The weak link -- A CIA mole -- Seeing the light -- The bomb -- Back to sea -- The nam -- The 25,000-mile dead drop -- Looking for a new enemy -- The turbulent seventies -- Vietnam and a secret mission -- New thoughts on war -- Forge a clearance, recruit a spy -- My last tour of duty -- Overdue divorce -- A new life, a new Cold War -- Around the world -- Drug smugglers -- Rescuing Cynthia -- Annus horribilis -- Family problems -- RYAN and Reagan -- Michael -- The end draws near
Control code
716302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781591026594
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008035188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591026594
  • (OCoLC)223918492
Label
My life as a spy : one of America's most notorious spies finally tells his story, John A. Walker, Jr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crime -- The true believer -- The lies -- Playing the game -- The CIA gets a war -- The Cold War myth -- A couple of good years -- Heading downhill -- The Nadir -- The spy -- Would the world change? -- The weak link -- A CIA mole -- Seeing the light -- The bomb -- Back to sea -- The nam -- The 25,000-mile dead drop -- Looking for a new enemy -- The turbulent seventies -- Vietnam and a secret mission -- New thoughts on war -- Forge a clearance, recruit a spy -- My last tour of duty -- Overdue divorce -- A new life, a new Cold War -- Around the world -- Drug smugglers -- Rescuing Cynthia -- Annus horribilis -- Family problems -- RYAN and Reagan -- Michael -- The end draws near
Control code
716302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781591026594
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008035188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591026594
  • (OCoLC)223918492

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