The Glass House by Michael Weiss audiobook

The Glass House: How Russia's Military Intelligence Agency, the GRU, Changed the World

By Michael Weiss

Twelve, 12/Twelve 9781538717707
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    Available on 08/06/2024

    ISBN: 9781668617977

The first complete, living history of the most dangerous spy organization on the planet: Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU. From investigating the relationship between Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and the GRU, to the agency's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the election of Donald Trump, to its current operations in digital misinformation, THE GLASS HOUSE is the first definitive history of Russia's most dangerous asset. While we associate the KGB with the bad guys of James Bond movies or John le Carré novels, the GRU has arguably been more significant in shaping the nature, outcome, and aftermath of the world post-Cold War. The Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, known simply by its acronym—GRU—stands accused of hacking the communication systems of a U.S. presidential race; attempting to murder one of its defectors in England with a weapon of mass destruction; and shooting down a commercial airliner over the skies of Ukraine, killing close to 300 people on board. Add to that list its failed effort plotting a coup in a sovereign nation as it sought to join NATO, and that’s just the GRU’s last five years. A masterpiece of investigative journalism, THE GLASS HOUSE includes revelations that date back decades, including...

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The first complete, living history of the most dangerous spy organization on the planet: Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU.

From investigating the relationship between Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and the GRU, to the agency's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the election of Donald Trump, to its current operations in digital misinformation, THE GLASS HOUSE is the first definitive history of Russia's most dangerous asset. While we associate the KGB with the bad guys of James Bond movies or John le Carré novels, the GRU has arguably been more significant in shaping the nature, outcome, and aftermath of the world post-Cold War.

The Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, known simply by its acronym—GRU—stands accused of hacking the communication systems of a U.S. presidential race; attempting to murder one of its defectors in England with a weapon of mass destruction; and shooting down a commercial airliner over the skies of Ukraine, killing close to 300 people on board. Add to that list its failed effort plotting a coup in a sovereign nation as it sought to join NATO, and that’s just the GRU’s last five years.

A masterpiece of investigative journalism, THE GLASS HOUSE includes revelations that date back decades, including...

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A remarkable book. Anderson Cooper, CNN
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Easily the best history I've read of the evolution of the terror group. Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian
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Author Bio: Michael Weiss

Author Bio: Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is a columnist for Foreign Policy, the Daily Beast, and NOW Lebanon. He is also a fellow at the Institute of Modern Russia where he is the editor-in-chief of the Interpreter, an online news and translation journal covering Russian foreign policy and the ongoing war in Ukraine. He has covered the Syria uprising since its inception in 2011 and reported from the front lines of Aleppo in 2012 for Foreign Affairs magazine.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English