The Iron CurtaineBook - 2016
Originally published in 1948, this book is the autobiographical account of the cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko who defected from the Russian Embassy in Ottawa on 5 September 1945, just three days after war end. In doing so he alerted the Canadian, British and American authorities to the spy rings operating in Canada which were made up of traitorous intellectual professionals and men who belonged to the social and academic establishment of Canada, confirming what Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker Chambers were telling the FBI in the late 1940's about spy rings in the USA.A profound and gripping story of one 'little man' risking his life for the greater good of protecting the heritage of freedom that many others take for granted..'We have been impressed with the sincerity of the man, and with the manner in which he gave his evidence, which we have no hesitation in accepting....'In our opinion Gouzenko by what he has done has rendered great public service to the people of this country, and thereby has placed Canada in his debt.'-The Report of the Royal Commission to investigate the facts relating to and the circumstances surrounding the communication, by public officials and other persons in positions of trust of secret and confidential information to agents of a foreign power. June 27, 1946.
Publisher: [United States] : Pickle Partners Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
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Alternative Title: This was my choice