The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0465035908
ISBN-10: 0465035906
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Editorial Reviews

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Publishers Weekly:
[Plokhy's] gripping, well-researched account of Stashinsky's life illuminates a pivotal juncture of the Cold War.



Washington Times:
"A gripping work by Serhii Plokhy that is rich in the tradecraft with which Stalin's killers stalked opponents - as a matter of state policy."


Peter Finn, co-author of The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
A gripping portrait of an assassin and his journey from recruitment to mission to defection, The Man with the Poison Gun exhumes one of the Cold War's stranger episodes - the KGB's murder of Ukrainian man with a spray gun that squirted poison. Author Serhii Plokhy tells an evocative and informative tale, based on original archival research, that immerses us in the tradecraft of Soviet spies operating in Western Europe.


Kirkus Reviews:
"With gusto and verve, Plokhy details Stashinsky's intelligence work.... A thrilling, well-researched tale of espionage that has all the spycraft hallmarks of a blockbuster movie.

About the Author

Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. The author of The Gates of Europe and The Man with the Poison Gun, most recently, Plokhy is an award-winning author of numerous books. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.39 pounds
  • Hardcover : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0465035906
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0465035908
  • Product Dimensions : 9.5 x 1.25 x 6.38 inches
  • Publisher : Basic Books; 1st Edition (December 6, 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings