“This is an absolute masterpiece. It started out as an LSE PhD, supervised by Paul Preston, because a lot of the book deals with the Spanish Civil War. It wasn’t so much the story of Alexander Orlov—his pseudonym and the actual subject of the book—that fascinated me, so much as the story about all the NKVD people that Stalin dispatched to the Spanish Civil War, basically to murder people, dissidents on the Republican side, and indeed any captured nationalists. Orlov was just one of them.” Read more...
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