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The Bureau and the Mole (Wheeler Large Print Press (large print paper)) Paperback – Large Print, 1 Oct 2002

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Large Print Press; Lrg edition (Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410400506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410400505
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 16.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,011,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

David A. Vise has been a reporter for the Washington Post for over eighteen years, where he has won a Pulitzer Prize as well as numerous other awards. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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One almost comical aspect of the continuing revelations concerning the network of spies and traitors operating deep within the bowels of the CIA and FBI is the way it belies our assumptions regarding security measures in this country. As is becoming clearer with recent announcements pertaining to the degree to which various had important information that might have helped to prevent the incidences occurring on September 11th, but either buried in their own files or refused to share with other agencies for a variety of self-serving purposes. We are neither well-organized nor well-disposed in regards to civil defense preparedness to guard against such terrorist acts.
So too, this excellent biography of master spy Robert Philip Hanssen, a senior official within the headquarters staff of the FBI, shows how poorly we have managed and safeguarded our national secrets. Hanssen managed to hide in plain sight as a mole for the Russians, divulging sensitive and secret information gleaned from the files of the FBU, CIA, NSA, and the Executive Branch. His actions of betrayal undermined decades of work to protect such information regarding our national defense, and finally triggered one of the longest and most intense manhunts in modern history. His capture came after a long a tortuous cat and mouse game set into motion by FBI chief Louis Freeh, who quickly came to suspect a highly placed mole within the FBI soon after taking the reins of the agency.
So it turns out, certain aspects of a secret life seemed to appeal to this bizarre but brilliant opportunist, who rose from relative poverty and obscurity after graduating from college. Yet, so dour and serious was his demeanor that he was nicknamed "Dr.
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The life stories of the US's most dangerous double agent, and the director of the FBI who finally brought him to justice, are packed with incredible information on the running of US intelligence and spy counter-intelligence operations. The book comes in a period of recent lack of US intelligence and FBI/CIA blunders. Well researched , well written and very timely, this book is well worth the read!
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Journalistic in style. Sound account of the spying career of Robert Hanssen but lacking in real detail. I wanted more on the intricacies of the investigation which led to his unmasking. Enjoyable enough.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Major Disappointment 27 Jan. 2002
By John W. Collins - Published on Amazon.com
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I preordered this book based on its advance publicity. It was a major disappointment. Written in the style of an extended "People Magazine" article, it would have been better titled simply "Bob abd Louis."
It's reasonably well written, albeit in a breezy style, but you'll learn nothing more about Bob Hanssen, his character, or his motivations than you already know if you followed the news coverage of his arrest and conviction. You'll know more about Louis Freeh than you did before but most of it is "file and forget" trivia.
The author started out I think to write a definitive account of Hanssen's extended espionage but soon found out he didn't have enough material for a full book so he went to his word processor, dragged up his notes for a book about Freeh (a project which I suspect he had abandoned when Freeh's career went in the tank), and merged then together into a one book.
I felt I wasted my money buying it and, more importantly, my time reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Had a huge ego 10 Dec. 2015
By pdgutie - Published on Amazon.com
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I chose this rating because I enjoyed this book about spies. Mr Hanssen had a huge ego and felt he could not be caught. (It is such a shame that so many US secrets were released.). Book was well written, the back chapters concerning the escapedes of the Clintons are quite interesting.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and tragic 25 Dec. 2015
By Paul A. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting to read how this traitor was able to steal secrets, pass them to our enemies, and remain undetected for decades. Tragic effect on national security and our agents who were killed as a result of hi treachery.
5.0 out of 5 stars The worst traitor 29 Feb. 2016
By Rick - Published on Amazon.com
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A good first draft of history, "The Bureau and the Mole" is an ideal accompanying text to the espionage thriller "Breach."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story, quick read. 12 Oct. 2014
By Wmgrar - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting book. Well written. Robert Hansen was one sick MF. Hard to believe something like this could have ever happened but I enjoyed reading about it.
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