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Ukrainian Displaced Persons – Soviet Espionage in North America

Soviets'ki shpyhuny: istoriia soviets'koho shpionazhu v Pivnichnii Ameritsi [The Soviet Spies: The Story of Russian Espionage in North America].

[West Germany]: 1947. Octavo (21 × 15.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers (unattributed); 32 pp. Wrappers with faint vertical crease and duplicate stamp to upper right; still about very good.

Ukrainian translation from a condensed version of the author's work "The Soviet Spies," originally published in English the same year (full title: The Soviet Spies: The Story of Russian Espionage in North America). The book was largely based on the scandal surrounding Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet spy in Canada who defected to the West and exposed Stalin's infiltration of North American government officials in his attempt to steal nuclear secrets. Evidently printed in a German camp for Ukrainian Displaced Persons (DP), though without any indication of the place or publisher. Given Gouzenko's Ukrainian heritage, the story would have been doubly interesting to Ukrainian DPs in Germany waiting to resettle to the US and Canada. Translation by M. M. With a striking, but unattributed, sensationalist cover design.

As of August 2022, KVK and OCLC show six copies in North America.

Book ID: 52171

Price: $275.00