The Resource Shattered illusions : KGB Cold War espionage in Canada, Donald G. Mahar ; foreword by Ward Elcock

Shattered illusions : KGB Cold War espionage in Canada, Donald G. Mahar ; foreword by Ward Elcock

Label
Shattered illusions : KGB Cold War espionage in Canada
Title
Shattered illusions
Title remainder
KGB Cold War espionage in Canada
Statement of responsibility
Donald G. Mahar ; foreword by Ward Elcock
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yevgeni Vladimirovich Brik and James Douglas Finley Morrison were central figures in what was considered one of the most important Cold War operations in the West at the time. Their story, which involves espionage, intelligence tradecraft, intelligence service penetrations, double agent scenarios, and betrayal, is a piece of Cold War intelligence history that has never been fully told. Yevgeni Brik was a KGB deep cover illegal who had been dispatched to Canada in 1951. He settled in Verdun, Quebec. He eventually became the KGB Illegal Resident where he had responsibility for running a number of agents, one of whom was working on the CF-105, Avro Arrow. In 1953, he fell in love with a married Canadian woman to whom he revealed his true identity. She persuaded him to turn himself in, which resulted in his becoming a double agent, working for Canada. He was later betrayed by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer, James Morrison, who sought money from the KGB to pay his debts. Brik was consequently lured back to Moscow in 1955, where he was arrested, and interrogated. Convicted of treason, a traitor's fate awaited him, predictable, grim and final. Incredibly, he reappeared at a British Embassy as an old man in 1992, seeking Canada's help. He was exfiltrated by a joint Canadian/British intelligence team which was headed by Donald Mahar. He was debriefed by Mahar for several months when they returned to Canada
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahar, Donald G.
Dewey number
327.71047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1029.5.S65
LC item number
M35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Security and professional intelligence education series SPIES
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brik, Yevgeni Vladimirovich
  • Mahar, Donald G
  • Soviet Union
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Cold War
  • Intelligence officers
  • Canada
  • Soviet Union
Label
Shattered illusions : KGB Cold War espionage in Canada, Donald G. Mahar ; foreword by Ward Elcock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flight to Rio -- The city of light -- From the Baltic to the Land of Liberty -- The KGB beckons -- KGB Directorate "S," Illegals Department -- Dispatched to Canada -- Becoming established in the Canadian shield -- Rocky Mountains and love in the prairies -- A change of Hart -- Gideon and Operation Keystone -- Trouble in paradise -- Brik's advancement to active espionage -- Shades of Gouzenko -- For the sake of a smoked meat sandwich -- The Mountie who became Long Knife -- A life in transition -- Establishing the framework for treason -- Betrayal -- Reluctant guest of Lubyanka -- The treachery continues -- Peeling back the onion of deceit -- Back in the game -- All appears lost -- Merry go round of clandestine meetings -- British SIS in Moscow -- Morrison's world unravels -- Yevgeni Brik's final days -- The end of the road -- Exposed by the media -- An astounding revelation -- The devil is in the details -- Into the breach -- The lost years -- Strange bedfellows -- Temnikovskiy Department of Camps -- Time served -- Perestroika, Glasnost and the Soviet railway system -- Vilnius, Lithuania
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442269149
Lccn
2016041392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn957133602
  • (OCoLC)957133602
Label
Shattered illusions : KGB Cold War espionage in Canada, Donald G. Mahar ; foreword by Ward Elcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flight to Rio -- The city of light -- From the Baltic to the Land of Liberty -- The KGB beckons -- KGB Directorate "S," Illegals Department -- Dispatched to Canada -- Becoming established in the Canadian shield -- Rocky Mountains and love in the prairies -- A change of Hart -- Gideon and Operation Keystone -- Trouble in paradise -- Brik's advancement to active espionage -- Shades of Gouzenko -- For the sake of a smoked meat sandwich -- The Mountie who became Long Knife -- A life in transition -- Establishing the framework for treason -- Betrayal -- Reluctant guest of Lubyanka -- The treachery continues -- Peeling back the onion of deceit -- Back in the game -- All appears lost -- Merry go round of clandestine meetings -- British SIS in Moscow -- Morrison's world unravels -- Yevgeni Brik's final days -- The end of the road -- Exposed by the media -- An astounding revelation -- The devil is in the details -- Into the breach -- The lost years -- Strange bedfellows -- Temnikovskiy Department of Camps -- Time served -- Perestroika, Glasnost and the Soviet railway system -- Vilnius, Lithuania
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442269149
Lccn
2016041392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn957133602
  • (OCoLC)957133602

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