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The Skripal Files tells the full story behind the Salisbury Poisonings, one of the most shocking incidents to occur in Britain in recent memory. Mark Urban interviewed Sergei Skripal in the months before the poisoning and explains why Skripal was targeted for assassination.
'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré
Chosen as one of the best political books of 2018 by the Sunday Times
4 March 2018, Salisbury, England.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful Sunday spent together, completely unaware that they
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Produktbeschreibung
The Skripal Files tells the full story behind the Salisbury Poisonings, one of the most shocking incidents to occur in Britain in recent memory. Mark Urban interviewed Sergei Skripal in the months before the poisoning and explains why Skripal was targeted for assassination.

'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré

Chosen as one of the best political books of 2018 by the Sunday Times

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.
  • 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
Urban, Mark§§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
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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