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Author:   Benjamin Weiser
ISBN:   1-58648-305-6
Language:   English
Publisher:   Public Affairs Publishing House
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"In August 1972, Ryszard Kuklinski, a highly respected colonel in the Polish Army, embarked on what would become one of the most extraordinary human intelligence operations of the Cold War. Despite extreme risk to himself and his family, he contacted the American Embassy in Bonn, and arranged a secret meeting. He told the Americans that he deplored the Soviet domination of Poland; he believed his country was on the wrong side of the Cold War. The only way he could help Poland was to work against its oppressor, the Soviet Union, and deliver its deepest military secret to the West." (The book)"is an unprecedented and richly detailed look at this secret history of the Cold War. But more importantly, it is the harrowing personal drama of one man's remarkable decision to betray his Communist leadership in order to save the counrty he loves." Colonel Kuklinski died on February 11th, 2004 in Tampa, Florida.
A SECRET LIFE The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the price He Paid to Save His Country :: Public Affairs Publishing House New York 2004, 383 pages (soft cover)