Neither book is as engaging as another "American spy"/counterintelligence non-fiction book--David Wise's The Spy Who Got Away, in which Wise recounts the story of Edward Lee Howard, the former CIA officer who bec A readable account of the Ames espionage case. Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames: Earley, Pete: Amazon.sg: Books. Local Nav Open Menu Local Nav Close Menu. The movieAldrich Ames: Traitor Within was made in 1998, and the ABC mini-series The Assets, produced in 2014, was based on Ames. Fascinating info about the task force that rooted him out. While a primarily positive portrayal of the spy (especially as compared to Aldrich Ames whose story is interwoven with Gordievsky’s), the book does not completely gloss over mixed motives, the personal toll on family, and other nasty parts of a life wholly dedicated to deception. Grimes Sandy. Award-winning author Earley (Prophet of Death) takes the listener on a long voyage of discovery into the crucible of the Cold War. Ames lived the high life and did so in a manner the United States. ... a KGB officer who became a double agent for the British, and infamous American traitor Aldrich Ames, a former CIA officer who is thought to have betrayed him. Its ok but jumps about something rotten. Aldrich Ames may not have been the Central Intelligence Agency’s first choice as a spy. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy Tim Weiner The inside story of the biggest molehunt in the history of American intelligence: the search for and discovery by three New York Times journalists of Aldrich Ames, who was paid by the Soviets for years to spy in America. This book provides another in-depth example of that. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 16 pages of photos. This sympathetic interpretation depicts a man who lost the meaning and purpose of his work and, ultimately, his direction in life. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Macintyre’s dramatic retelling of their stories comes not only from Western sources (including Gordievsky himself, who is now 82 and living under witness protection in the UK) but also from the Russian perspective. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed. Arrested with him was his wife, Rosario Ames, who had aided and abetted his espionage activities. I know that it has been 20 years since Ames had been arrested. Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America, The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames, The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal, Aldrich Ames, according to this account by a team of. Aldrich was the eldest of three children and the only son. Pity Russian end was so uncooperative as it diminishes book and frustrates reader. The Real Story of Aldrich Ames. I have recommended this book to many and all responded with WTF!!!!! We watched the Assets series on Netflix and it was AWESOME!! Eddie Chapman was a man of many faces. Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2014. The details are fascinating. His father was a college lecturer, his mother a high school English teacher. The inside story of the biggest molehunt in the history of American intelligence: the search for and discovery by three New York Times journalists of Aldrich Ames, who was paid by the Soviets for years to spy in America. The story of the IDF’S most elite unit-TALPIOT. It was the mid-1980s, and the CIA’s senior counterintelligence officer in the Soviet division had … Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Having watched the Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen cases break and play out via the news, I read this book and "The Bureau and The Mole" to try to gain more understanding of the damage done to our national security. Index. After divorcing his first wife Ames married a materialistic foreigner from Colombia named Rosario who indulged herself in clothing, expensive dining, and an otherwise extravagant lifestyle. Interesting book, one thing that caught my eye, Aldrich Ames was partly motivated to spy because he was angry how the CIA was lying to Congress about the threat the Soviet Union posed to the US. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Unable to add item to List. Lots of repetition across the books, however, so if you want to read an Ames book, just pick one and go with it. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Please try again. Ames appears not to have been motivated by political idealism or any particular disaffection for capitalism. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2015. By way of rare and invaluable interviews, Pete Earley has formulated the most accurate and detailed summary of the events that led to Ames's arrest. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 364 pages. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, An Assessment of the Aldrich H. Ames Espionage Case and Its Implications for U.S. Intelligence, November 1, 1994. The book is DEFININATELY A MORE THAN GOOD READ. Commendably, in the aftermath of the Ames scandal, Weiner’s confronts the politically charged question of the raison d’etre of the CIA post Soviet Union and which is more comprehensively dealt with in his 2008 book and which will be presumably addressed in a new book coming out in June, 2020. The USA vs USSR, cold war, spy, people getting killed and arrested, money, intelligence and counterintelligence measures, tricks, dead-drops, some CIA and KGB insides. Please try again. Frightening and very worrisome. G.P. The book takes an investigative approach to the role of colour and corruption in the criminal justice system and the cyclical nature of incarceration. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Through hours of jailhouse interviews with Ames, sentenced to life without parole, the authors establish greed as his overriding motive-he stashed away $2 million in payoffs from Moscow in secret bank accounts. Sad reality! Russia paid him millions of dollars–and promised millions more. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Books on LibraryThing tagged Aldrich Ames. Years later, one of the most highly-respected agents in the CIA, known as the Mountain Climber, said he had always held a low opinion of Aldrich Ames. Ten Russian individuals were recalled to Russia and executed with a bullet to the back of the head due to their exposure by Aldrich Ames. The author's impeccable research includes uncensored interviews with Ames and his KGB handlers in Moscow as well as the victims' families. Aldrich Hazen Ames (/ eɪ m z /; born May 26, 1941) is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer turned KGB secret spy. Arrested in 1994, he was convicted of espionage and sentenced to life in prison. The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom (Freedom in America) ... ONE WORLD: The Health and Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century. Illustrated. Directed by Jeff T. Thomas. $27.50. Russia paid him millions of dollars – and promised millions more. Nightmover : how Aldrich Ames sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 million by David Wise ( Book ) Killer spy : the inside story of the FBI's pursuit and capture of Aldrich Ames, America's deadliest spy by Peter Maas ( Book ) Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2013. B.J.P. Liked the extended quotes at section ends. Jan 4, 2015 - Explore Patty Luke's board "Aldrich Ames", followed by 292 people on Pinterest. Worth the read, Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2015. Years later, one of the most highly-respected agents in the CIA, known as the Mountain Climber, said he had always held a low opinion of Aldrich Ames. He was convicted of espionage in 1994. A bit slow at times but a good read. Confessions of a spy : the real story of Aldrich Ames. Cart All. Read full review Even so, he was promoted to lead the counterintelligence branch of the CIA's central Soviet division, and there, in 1983, he began calling for the files on every important CIA operation involving Soviet spies in … $5.99; $5.99; Publisher Description. With Jodie Whittaker, Paul Rhys, Harriet Walter, Ralph Brown. It is extremely sad that the American agencies cannot work together on things like this. To me Ames' wife Rosario paints herself as a victim while previously enjoying the high-living lifestyle her husband's treachery made possible. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine Please try again. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Generally, I am not an advocate for capital punishment however, Ames is a major exception. True story of the men and women who struggled to prevent mass murder and disaster at a US Air Force base—and their heroic response to both tragedies. The movieAldrich Ames: Traitor Within was made in 1998, and the ABC mini-series The Assets, produced in 2014, was based on Ames. In 1985, he revealed to the KGB the identities of 12 Soviet intelligence officers who were secretly working for the CIA. Interviews: Ames Aldrich Bulik Joe. A sad but true fact around espionage environment. See more ideas about ames, espionage, spy. Aldrich Ames may not have been the Central Intelligence Agency’s first choice as a spy. 5 stars for sure. If you've read Legacy of Ashes, then you already have some familiarity with the incompetence and bungling of the CIA (they are the Keystone Cops of the covert intelligence world). I grew weary of hearing Ames impress himself with his post-arrest comments. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2015. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It should cause any American reader to be dismayed by the seemingly accurate description of the CIA which is clearly not even slightly like the mythical organization we thought or hoped it was. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. The minutiae of the hunt, the capture, the arrest and prosecution of this despicable mole grabs the reader’s attention rather than the thrill of the Soviet’s hunt and then the Brits’ exfiltration described in McIntyre’s book. During the Cold War, Aldrich Ames, one of the most senior officers in the CIA’s Soviet Counterintelligence agency, was working as a double agent for the Soviet Union. The spotlight is on Aldrich Ames, the villain who betrays America's most valuable assets: our top spies in the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1994. Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed - Ebook written by Sandra V. Grimes, Jeanne Vertefeuille. Putnam's Sons. This is a good story extremely well told. There are still secrets that only a few know" - Aldrich Ames, Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America, Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring, Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History, Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold W ar, Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy, The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Immersive story, cannot believe this happened. Tim Weiner’s 1995 book “Betrayal” can be described as a prequel to Ben McIntyre’s “The Spy And The Traitor” (2018) in that Weiner’s book deals with Aldridge Ames, the American traitor, who outed the Russian KGB spy whose escape from the Soviet Union is thrillingly detailed by McIntyre in his more recent book. Queen's Quarterly 1996, Summer, 103, 2. This is the 2nd book I have read about A. Ames ( Also saw a movie dealing with how he was unmasked) & if you put the 2 books together a full picture emerges of a spy that should have been found out years before, when he gave the KGB the names of those Russians spying for the USA ( See "The Billion Dollar Spy"). Anyone intrigued by the superpowers' cloak-and-dagger machinations during the Cold War era, may wish to consider including Earley's book in their reading list. Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020. Peter Maas, Killer Spy: The Inside Story of the FBI’s Pursuit and Capture of Aldrich Ames, America’s Deadliest Spy (New York: Warner Books, 1995), 104-105. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about the program. Russia paid him millions of dollars–and promised millions more. CIA officer Sandy Grimes begins her investigation into the source of the problem and quickly discovers that this lost asset is just the tip of the iceberg.
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