Krivitsky, W.G. Introduction by Sam Tanenhaus.
Title IN STALIN'S SECRET SERVICE. MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST SOVIET MASTER SPY TO DEFECT.
Publisher Enigma, New York, 2000, second printing.
Seller ID 25384
306 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1929631030 B&w photographs. "Krivitsky was the first high-ranking Soviet intelligence official ot defect and reveal his secrets in 1939. In England in 1940, he came very close to unma sking the circle of Soviet spies inside Britain's intelligence service led by Kim Philby, the 'Cambridge 5' spy ring. Europe was too dangerous for him to hide in. He was convinced he would be safe in America. But he was trapped by all the secr e t s he carried with him. Stalin had to act quickly to protect his vast espionage network. From that moment on there would be no escape from the Soviet assassination squad." Small bump at bottom of front hinge, one very small corner crease, bir th da y greeting in ink with a young boy's photograph sealed inside a plastic CD envelope at rear of the book. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good