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The Resource The bureau and the mole : the unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history, David A. Vise

The bureau and the mole : the unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history, David A. Vise

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The bureau and the mole : the unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history
Title
The bureau and the mole
Title remainder
the unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history
Statement of responsibility
David A. Vise
Title variation
Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1979, FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen began to sell some of America's most closely guarded intelligence secrets to the Soviet Union. Over the next twenty-two years, the massive volume of information he divulged to the Russians from the FBI, CIA, NSA, and White House would compromise decades of espionage work and put the national security of the United States in immediate jeopardy. But during the mid-1990s, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh discovered that there was a mole within the Bureau, and he began to set the trap that would expose the traitor within its midst. This is the story of the man who betrayed more of his country's secrets than any other spy in American history -- and of the crime-fighting legend who would bring him to justice
  • The Bureau and the Mole takes you into the shadowy world of Robert Philip Hanssen, a twenty-five-year veteran of the FBI who was a devout Catholic and a devoted family man, who attended the same church and sent his children to the same school as his boss, Bureau Director Louis J. Freeh. But as he emerged from a troubled childhood in Chicago to rise to the highest ranks of America's counterintelligence experts, Hanssen was also leading another life -- as a diabolically clever spy for the Russian government. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David A. Vise untangles Hanssen's web of deceit to tell the story of how he avoided detection for decades while becoming the most dangerous double agent in FBI history -- and how Freeh and the Bureau eventually rooted him out. Vise probes Hanssen's personal history to uncover how a seemingly All-American boy concealed a sordid sexual life from his family and ultimately became the perfect traitor by employing the very sources and methods his own nation had entrusted him with. Drawing from a wide variety of sources in the FBI, the Justice Department, the White House, and the intelligence community, Vise also interweaves the narrative of how Freeh led the government's desperate search for the betrayer among its own ranks, from the false leads, to the near misses, to its ultimate, shocking conclusion. The Bureau and the Mole is a fascinating, true spy thriller as riveting as it is unforget-table. It is a harrowing story of how one man's treachery rocked a law-enforcement fraternity founded on fidelity, bravery, and integrity to its very core -- and how the dedicated perseverance of another would finally bring him to justice
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB271.R92
LC item number
H372 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The bureau and the mole : the unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history, David A. Vise
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The boss
  • The stripper
  • The unwitting porn star
  • Friends
  • Independence day
  • Respecting the Russians
  • Double trouble
  • The case agent
  • Clashing with Clinton
  • A long and lonely time
  • Alone
  • Watching and waiting
  • What took you so long?
  • Free fall
  • Mad dog
  • A G-man
  • A charitable contribution
  • The pizza connection
  • Betrayal
  • Control
  • The FBI's blunder
Control code
48163139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871138347
Lccn
2001053872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The bureau and the mole : the unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history, David A. Vise
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The boss
  • The stripper
  • The unwitting porn star
  • Friends
  • Independence day
  • Respecting the Russians
  • Double trouble
  • The case agent
  • Clashing with Clinton
  • A long and lonely time
  • Alone
  • Watching and waiting
  • What took you so long?
  • Free fall
  • Mad dog
  • A G-man
  • A charitable contribution
  • The pizza connection
  • Betrayal
  • Control
  • The FBI's blunder
Control code
48163139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871138347
Lccn
2001053872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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