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The Resource The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy

The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy

Label
The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story
Title
The man with the poison gun
Title remainder
a Cold War spy story
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the fall of 1961, a KGB agent defected to West Germany. The slim 30-year-old man in police custody had papers in the name of an East German, Josef Lehmann, but claimed that his real name was Bogdan Stashinsky, and he was a citizen of the Soviet Union. On the orders of his KGB bosses, he had traveled on numerous occasions to Munich, where he singlehandedly tracked down and killed two enemies of the communist regime. He used a new, specially designed secret weapon--a spray pistol delivering liquid poison that, if fired into the victim's face, killed him without leaving any trace. Wracked by a guilty conscience, Stashinsky escaped with his wife under the tragic cover of their infant son's funeral, and crossed into West Berlin just hours before the Berlin Wall was erected. In 1962, after spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case in Cold War history. Stashinsky's testimony, implicating the Kremlin rulers in political assassinations carried out abroad, shook the world of international politics. The publicity stirred up by the Stashinsky case forced the KGB to change its modus operandi abroad and helped end the career of one of the most ambitious and dangerous Soviet leaders, the former head of the KGB and Leonid Brezhnev's rival, Aleksandr Shelepin. In West Germany, the Stashinsky trial changed the way in which Nazi criminals were prosecuted. Using the Stashinsky case as a precedent, many defendants in such cases claimed, as had the Soviet spy, that they were simply accessories to murder, while their superiors, who ordered the killings, were the main perpetrators."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
APL
Dewey number
327.1247043092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Clive Chafer
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • "5 minute tracks."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515910237
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Publisher number
DD27321
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969995085
  • (OCoLC)ocn969995085
  • 344813
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The man with the poison gun : a Cold War spy story, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • "5 minute tracks."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515910237
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Publisher number
DD27321
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969995085
  • (OCoLC)ocn969995085
  • 344813
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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