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Just the Facts

January 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

For their January book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman. While driving out of the American embassy on February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station was handed an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top secret Soviet research. Thus started the career of Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military design bureau and one of the most valuable spies to work for the U.S. in the four decades of dealings with the Soviet Union. Both Tolkachev and his handlers succeeded in eluding the KGB until the day came when a shocking betrayal put them all at risk. We will discuss this book on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm.


January 19, 2017
6:30 pm


Plumb Library
Rochester, United States