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CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICS BOOKS OF 2018 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré Who is Sergei Skripal? Agent. Prisoner. Target. The Skripal Files tells the story of Sergei Skripal, the complex and mysterious victim from this year's most explosive news story. Mark Urban interviewed Skripal in the months before the poisoning and explains how Skripal's life has come to define the new spy war between Russia and the West. 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful…mehr

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CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICS BOOKS OF 2018 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré Who is Sergei Skripal? Agent. Prisoner. Target. The Skripal Files tells the story of Sergei Skripal, the complex and mysterious victim from this year's most explosive news story. Mark Urban interviewed Skripal in the months before the poisoning and explains how Skripal's life has come to define the new spy war between Russia and the West. 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful Sunday spent together, completely unaware that they had been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Hours later both were found slumped on a park bench close to death. Following their attempted murders on British soil, Russia was publicly accused by the West of carrying out the attack, marking a new low for international relations between the two since the end of the Cold War. The Skripal Files is the definitive account of how Skripal's story fits into the wider context of the new spy war between Russia and the West. The book explores the time Skripal spent as a spy in the Russian military intelligence, how he was turned to work as an agent by MI6, his imprisonment in Russia and his eventual release as part of a spy-swap that would bring him to Salisbury where, on that fateful day, he and his daughter found themselves fighting for their lives. 'With regard to traitors, they will kick the bucket on their own, I assure you . . . Whatever thirty pieces of silver those people may have gotten, they will stick in their throat.' Vladimir Putin, 2010
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Macmillan Publishers International
  • Air Iri OME
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Oktober 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 154mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 422g
  • ISBN-13: 9781529006896
  • ISBN-10: 1529006899
  • Artikelnr.: 53182840
Autorenporträt
Mark Urban is a broadcaster and historian. Priory to working for the BBC he was defence correspondent for the Independent for four years, covering the end of the Cold War and the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.

He is also the acclaimed author of Task Force Black: The explosive true story of the SAS and the secret war in Iraq; Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the secret struggle against the IRA and Rifles: Six years with Wellington's legendary sharpshooters. Mark read international relations at the London School of Economics and served for a short time in the British army.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction - Introduction: Introduction
Section - Prologue: An Unlawful Use of Force
Section - Part One: Agent
Chapter - 1: The Pitch
Chapter - 2: Sergei's Journey
Chapter - 3: Into the Darkness
Chapter - 4: Master Race No Longer
Chapter - 5: Breakthrough in Madrid
Chapter - 6: Inside the Glass House
Chapter - 7: The View From Vauxhall
Chapter - 8: Back Into the Light
Section - Part Two: Prisoner
Chapter - 9: Inside Lefortovo
Chapter - 10: Litvinenko
Chapter - 11: IK 5
Chapter - 12: Hitmen
Chapter - 13: The Fateful Letter
Chapter - 14: Operation Ghost Stories
Chapter - 15: Deliverance
Chapter - 16: Christie Miller Road
Section - Part Three: Target
Chapter - 17: Sunday 4 March
Chapter - 18: The Fight For Survival
Chapter - 19: 'Highly Likely' Russia
Chapter - 20: The Investigation Falters
Chapter - 21: The Information War
Chapter - 22: The Long Road to Recovery
Rezensionen
Engrossing . . . Urban tells the story of Skripal's undercover career well, much of it previously unknown and gleaned from around 10 hours of conversations with him at his Salisbury home Luke Harding Guardian