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The Storm Birds: Soviet Postwar Defectors
The Storm Birds: Soviet Postwar Defectors
By Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1989, 386 pp.

A well-written compendium of the major cases of Soviet government employees and officials defecting to the West, from Igor Gouzenko in 1945 down to the 1980s. The author stresses the great range of political and personal circumstances behind the defections.