By Enver Altayli,David Barchard

Born in Margilan, critical Asia at the eve of the Russian Revolution of 1917, Ruzi Nazar had probably the most interesting lives of the 20 th century. captivating, intellectually magnificent and passionately devoted to the liberation of primary Asia from Russian rule, his existence used to be a chain of adventures and slim escapes. He used to be successively a Soviet scholar, a crimson military officer, an officer within the German Turkestan Legion in the course of global conflict II, a fugitive residing in postwar Germany's underworld, and at last an immigrant to the us who rose excessive within the CIA. right here he combined with the strong and well-known, represented the U.S. as a diplomat in Ankara and Bonn, and have become an secret agent in Iran after the hostage concern of 1979-81.

Nazar's foresight was once bold. He envisioned that communism may cave in from inside of, briefing Reagan at the weak spot of the Soviet process earlier than the Reagan-Gorbachev talks. A Muslim who rejected Islamism, his warnings to the USA govt concerning the hazards of Islamic radicalism fell on deaf ears. This awesome biography casts exact gentle at the lives of individuals stuck up within the turmoil of the Soviet Union, global conflict II, the chilly conflict, and the fight of nationalities disadvantaged in their freedom by way of communism to regain independence.

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