Book Reviews of Man Without a Face: : The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster

Man Without a Face: : The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster
Man Without a Face The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster
Author: Markus Wolf
ISBN-13: 9780812963946
ISBN-10: 0812963946
Publication Date: 6/8/1997
Pages: 367
Rating:
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Publisher: Crown
Book Type: Hardcover
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For those who love spy novels here is a real one. Well written but suffers from a guy trying to justify his life and sins. Sounds lika true american politician who got his hand caught in the cookie jar.
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This book did not reveal any dark east bloc secrets and it was a bit hard to follow at first. If your not familiar with German words, you will have a bit of difficulty at the beginning. It does actually get decent as the misery drags on.
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I suspect it is somewhat self serving but still of great interest when considering the DDR as it offers an insiders view. Mr. Wolf tells his life story in a deliberate manner. His parents were commies and fled the Germany of Hitler. His father was in the Writer's Union.
An enthusiastic supporter of the Party, Markus Wolf trained for work in the Comintern but it was disbanded in 1943.
Note that the aged leaders of the DDR and the USSR were described as 'concrete heads (364).'
I found his trip to Cuba in January 1965 especially noteworthy. He saw it as a 'tiny socialist island adrift in a sea of capitalism.'