Torpedoed by Edmond D. Pope
An American Businessman's True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Imprisonment in Russia, and the Battle to

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He was a man of mystery: Edmond D. Pope -- former Naval Intelligence officer, then private businessman, in Russia looking for some answers.

It was a top secret operation: The CIA and the Canadian secret service -- out to steal one of Russia's crown jewels: the plans to a submarine torpedo that travels an astonishing 300 miles per hour.

He was the new man in charge: Vladimir Putin -- former head of the KGB, now boss of all Russia and a man who wanted to set an example at almost any cost.

Now, for the first time ever, Ed Pope tells the real story of what led to his becoming the first American since Gary Powers to be convicted of espionage in Russia. Combining a gripping account of his arrest, trial and 253-day imprisonment with a deeply disturbing look at today's Russia, Pope's harrowing story reads like a Le Carre novel come to life. And with a large dollop of espionage-insider information and secret submarine warfare technology, Ed Pope's harrowing memoir will remind readers of the best of Tom Clancy.
 

About Edmond D. Pope

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He joined the United States Navy in 1969. He quickly rose through the ranks to become an intelligence officer, specializing in high-tech undersea warfare. His many duties over the years included briefing the American generals during the Gulf War. After leaving government service, he started a company that partnered with Russian scientists to develop commercial applications of Russian military technology. He & his wife live in Pennsylvania. Tom Shachtman is the author of thirty books, including "Decade of Shocks", "1963-1974; Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold"; and "Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish". He lives in Connecticut.
 
Published November 14, 2001 by Little, Brown and Company. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Professional & Technical, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Eventually, due to intense pressure from his devoted wife Cheri and a few stalwart connections in science and the military, a nonbinding House of Representatives resolution censured Russia for the prosecution, and then-President Clinton lobbied on Pope’s behalf with incoming Russian Federation Pr...

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The indictment stems from his interest in the country's "sensitive" Shkval torpedo, but what worries Pope the most once he's officially charged with espionage is his memory of "126 special clearances on matters of high importance to the security of the United States."

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